Distinction Awards – Celebrate Excellence in Service Delivery

GTEC 2016 Awards and Gala Overview

The Distinction Awards have set the standard for recognizing excellence in service delivery to Canadians, leveraging information technology and information management. Over the past 23 years, the Distinction Awards have recognized 571 public sector individuals and teams across municipal, provincial and federal jurisdictions.

Nominations submitted are judged by committees comprised of senior executives from both the public and private sectors who conduct an extensive evaluation to select the most outstanding projects to first become Honourees of the Distinction Awards and, from this elite group of Honourees, select the most distinctive projects within each category to become the Medalists of the Distinction Awards.

Following the announcement of this year’s Honourees who are in line for the coveted Distinction Award, a special reception in their honour is held where we recognize and congratulate the outstanding projects and their teams including a display of Certificates. This event creates momentum towards the anticipated announcement of the Medalists which will only be made on the evening of the Distinction Awards Gala.

Upcoming Dates

Honourees Reception | October 2016
Distinction Awards Ceremony | November 1, 2016

Distinction Awards Ceremony and Gala
Ottawa Shaw Centre
November 1, 2016 | 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Welcome Reception | Level 3 5:00 PM
Call for Seating | Main Stage Hall, Level 3 5:45 PM
Awards Ceremony | Main Stage Hall, Level 3 6:30 PM
Awards Celebration Reception | Trillium Ballroom, Level 4 7:30 PM
Meet and learn about this year’s Honourees and how you can participate in 2017
Distinction Awards Hangout at GTEC Exhibition
Level 3, Booth 331
Tuesday, November 2 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday, November 3 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM


Silvia Villon Manager, Distinction Awards Program and Gala
Tel: 613-244-4832 ext. 102
Email: svillon@gtec.ca