Shaw Centre

(formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre)

Awards & Gala Overview

GTEC 2015 Awards and Gala Overview

Why You Should Submit a Nomination

The Distinction Awards have set the standard for recognizing excellence in public service information technology and information management in Canada. Over the past 22 years, the Distinction Awards have recognized 543 public sector individuals and teams who have achieved excellence in IM/IT 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

Team Nominations Accepted: Categories 1 through 5 March 2, 2015 – June 5, 2015 NEW Leadership Award Nominations Accepted March 2, 2015 – July 31, 2015 2015 Honourees Reception September 29, 2015 2015 Distinction Awards Gala October 19, 2015

Distinction Awards Ceremony and Gala Shaw Centre (formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre) – October 19, 2015
5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Welcome Reception Level 2 5:00 PM
Call for Seating Ottawa Salon, Level 2 5:45 PM
Awards Ceremony Ottawa Salon, Level 2 6:30 PM
Awards Celebration Reception Trillium Ballroom, Level 4 7:30 PM


Silvia Villon Manager, Distinction Awards Program and Gala
Tel: 613-244-4832 ext. 102