About

Who we are

Established in May 2019, PayTechs of Canada is a not-for-profit association that provides a harmonized voice for PayTech firms.

Our mission

To achieve the best possible payment experiences for Canadians by promoting competition through solutions-oriented advocacy and education.

Our goals

We are working to improve payment systems and the users’ experiences, with greater efficiencies, enhanced safety, and increased innovation. We believe this can be achieved through more effective industry regulation and greater competition.

Offer choice
Open banking

Users should have control over their own data

Build foundations
Real-time rail

Payments should be instant, secure and convenient

Promote competition
Payment initiation

Competition should drive innovation and reduce cost

“PayTechs of Canada will be the go-to platform to help inform regulators, stakeholders and Canadians as to how this industry needs to evolve. Not participating is not having a voice in that discussion.” – Daniel Eberhard, CEO, KOHO Financial Inc.

Member benefits

Have a voice

Your view on regulatory
and non-regulatory reforms
will be shared through
PayTechs of Canada to the
right government bodies

Be informed

You will receive
communications on
legislative and regulatory
developments that impact
the PayTech industry

Drive change

Your participation can
impact policies that will offer your business greater
opportunities in the
payments system

Membership fees

We are a not-for-profit association. We rely on the support of the PayTech community and our members to advance the industry dialogue on obstacles impeding the growth of PayTech firms in Canada.

Our pillars for success

Research

Conduct primary research on the PayTech marketplace
in Canada, including market segmentation, growth and
investment levels to support the achievement of our mandate.

Policy development

Identify regulatory and non-regulatory obstacles impeding
the growth of PayTech firms in Canada and engage the
appropriate government departments and elected officials.

Voice of the industry

Secure the views of members on challenges in the current
payments system and will leverage an array of communications
to bring greater awareness to issues and potential solutions.

Community of interest

Advance industry dialogue and affect positive change as
the only national collaborative forum for firms that develop
and utilize technology to improve the payments system.

Research

Research Conduct primary research on the PayTech marketplace in Canada, including market segmentation, growth and investment levels to support the achievement of our mandate.

Policy development

Identify regulatory and non-regulatoryobstacles impeding the growth of PayTech firms in Canada and engage the appropriate government departments and elected officials.

Voice of the industry

Secure the views of members on challenges in the current payments system and will leveragean array of communications to bring greater awareness to issues and potential solutions.

Community of interest

Advance industry dialogue and affect positive change as the only national collaborative forum for firms that develop and utilize technology to improve the payments system.

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Leaders

Doug Kreviazuk
Executive Director

Laurence Cooke
Chairman

Founding members

Founding members

Supporting organizations

Supporting organizations

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Doug Kreviazuk
Dkreviazuk@paytechs.ca
+1 (613) 862 4873

Laurence Cooke
Laurence@nanopay.net
+1 (416) 948 0999

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Doug Kreviazuk
Executive Director

In September 2019, Doug Kreviazuk assumed the role of Executive Director of Canada’s newest national payments-related Association, PayTechs of Canada and began leveraging his leadership skills and payments-specific experience to deliver significant and sustainable improvements to Canada’s payments ecosystem for PayTechs and all users. Rooted in the belief in developing and implementing effective public policy, Doug gained considerable competition policy insights in the financial services sector during his 7 year tenure at the Competition Bureau. This experience contributed to a successful 20-year career at Payments Canada, as an executive. During this period, Doug assumed the roles of Vice President, Policy, Research & Public Affair; and was named the first Vice President to guide the payments modernization initiative. Since departing from Payments Canada, Doug, as President of DAK Financial Consulting, has been actively engaged in offering research and strategic advice on matters relating to the governance of, and competition in, the payments space. Given his broad industry experience and knowledge, Doug has been invited to participate on various payments Boards and committees investigating developments in the domestic and international payments and payment-related arenas.

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Laurence Cooke
Chairman

Laurence drives the vision to offer CBDC to central banks and leads the overall strategy and direction of nanopay to deliver scalable payment and liquidity solutions to banks and businesses. Laurence is responsible for raising capital, managing investor relations, and taking the business to new heights. Prior to founding nanopay, Laurence worked with WIND Canada and was Vice President of Wireless at Shaw Communications Inc. He was also Chief Operating Officer of Bell Mobility and Bell Distribution Inc (BDI), where he was responsible for all of Bell Mobility’s operations and led a team of 9,000 employees. At BDI, Laurence was responsible for all retail for Bell Canada. Prior to joining Bell, Laurence was a senior executive in Accenture’s London Strategy Practice. Laurence co-founded two wireless data businesses in Europe, Melodeo, Inc. and Xtempus. Active in the payments community, Laurence is a member of the Payments Canada Stakeholder Advisory Committee, FinPay and the US Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force. Laurence holds a Master in Business Administration degree from the London Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

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