Sydney firm takes data storage and management to the Cloud

Government of Canada invests in online document storage that adheres to stringent Canadian standards

October 24, 2016 – Sydney, N.S. – Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, today announced a $75,000 conditionally repayable contribution to Docmaster Digital Solutions Inc. to develop a web-based document management solution for small businesses in Canada. The investment is being provided through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s (ACOA) Business Development Program and is being announced on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA.

The project will assist Docmaster as it creates a service platform that will allow businesses to store, index, edit, share, and retrieve all of its clients’ files and information safely and securely online. This is good news for Canadian business owners who feel uncomfortable with the lack of privacy in internationally managed online “cloud” electronic file storage sites. Docmaster’s solution follows the stricter regulations of Canada’s federal and provincial governments, allowing businesses to exceed their security requirements.

By partnering with Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) compliant Canadian data centres, Docmaster provides a more comprehensive security structure while offering all the time- and cost-saving benefits of online data storage right here in Atlantic Canada.


“The Government of Canada continues to support innovative efforts to help small- and medium-sized businesses increase productivity and competitiveness. Projects such as this help save companies valuable time and reduce their environmental impact, while keeping Canadians’ information local, safe and secure.”

     – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

“Docmaster Digital Solutions is another example of innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit in Cape Breton. Through their own experience, co-founders Danielle and Mark Patterson recognized a major issue facing companies – inefficient, slow and server-based technology. Their new platform resolves this by allowing businesses to easily access their information from anywhere in the world, while adhering to Canadian storage and privacy laws.”

      – The Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament for Sydney – Victoria

“We are absolutely thrilled to have ACOA’s support. The funding is allowing us to significantly increase our business and product development, bringing us to a point to be able to offer Docmaster as a service to many companies who are looking to switch to a secure, web-based document storage and management solution.”

     – Mark Patterson, CEO, Docmaster Digital Solutions Inc.

Associated Links

Docmaster Digital Solutions Inc.
Business Development Program
Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency
Atlantic Growth Strategy


Alex Smith
Director of Communications and Outreach
Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency
Phone: 902-426-9417 / 902-830-3839 (cell)

Mark Patterson
Chief Executive Officer
Docmaster Digital Solutions Inc.
Phone: (902) 537-2295


Docmaster Digital Solutions Inc:

Docmaster Digital Solutions Inc. is a secure, cloud-based document management and storage company for businesses in Canada. Docmaster makes working, storing and managing business in the cloud safe, secure and easy. Privacy is guaranteed, so the focus is on what matters most to businesses – serving the needs of their clients.

Docmaster is one of a number of companies in a growing Cape Breton start-up community that is attracting investor interest. An educated and talented workforce is a key ingredient for this young ICT hub as companies focus on scaling products for global markets. Recently, seven new technology companies were named winners and received awards of up to $50,000 via Spark Cape Breton 2016. This ongoing expansion of the community will help increase expertise and employment in the tech sector.

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