DPI | TBS Digital Community Awards Virtual Gala

Webinar Link:

Join the webinar to watch the event and chat here:

Come join colleagues from across the Public Service to share in an evening of community awards, recognition and outstanding entertainment. DPI’s annual gala and awards ceremony will once again be online this year which means that everyone can attend! That’s right, if you’ve dreamed of attending the DPI Gala but were unable to get a ticket, now’s your chance to attend from the comfort of your own home.

The evening will include presentations of the DPI Awards and the Digital Government Community Awards, a Special Guest appearance and you will also be entertained by a mentalist to ensure an evening all will remember. Invite your household to join in the fun.

This event is open to DPI affiliates and invited guests. DPI Affiliates can attend this event for FREE as the costs are covered by DPI. With the new format, attendance is unlimited, so please invite your colleagues to  become DPI affiliates attend this outstanding social (distance) event!


5:30 pm

Networking platform open for affiliates wanting to actively engage with affiliates and colleagues before and/or during the event.
Password: guest

5:45 pm

Watch the awards and entertainment!
You can share your #DPI-Online photo with us on Twitter at @dpi-canada!

6:00 – 6:05 pm Opening remarks with this year’s event MC, Annick Mbabazi
6:05 – 6:15 pm DPI Awards
6:15 – 6:30 pm Keynote with Canada’s Minister of Digital Government, the Honourable Joyce Murray
6:30 – 7:00 pm Digital Government Community Awards
7:05 – 7:55 pm Spidey; mentalist/hypnotist à get ready to be wowed!
7:55 – 8:00 pm Closing remarks


DPI Lifetime Affiliate Award

DPI depends on the time, energy, and hard work of our volunteers to plan, organize and deliver our programs and services. There are some who stand out, who are always there, ready and willing to help wherever and whenever needed. To recognize their outstanding commitment, we award them a lifetime affiliation, which gives public recognition to those who have contributed to DPI’s advancement through service, promotional initiatives or program delivery. To see which individuals have been honoured as a Lifetime Affiliate, click here!

DPI Fellow Award

A current or former public sector employee may be designated as a DPI Fellow. This designation recognizes those individuals who have contributed to the advancement of IT or IM in the public sector through service to DPI. This includes supporting DPI by advocating for it, sponsorship, being a committee member or other tasks. To see which individuals have been honoured as a Fellow, click here!

Digital Government Community Awards

If you are a Government of Canada employee, and would like to learn more about the Awards, including descriptions, criteria and nomination forms, visit the Digital Government Community Awards page on GCpedia. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Meet our MCs

Annick MbabaziAnnick Mbabazi, IT Manager, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Annick is an IT professional working for the Federal Government for the past 20 years.  She currently works at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) where she holds the position of IT Manager. Annick has always loved DPI ever since she heard about it as soon as she joined the Public Service; for the learning and networking events and for the opportunities to engage, network and share knowledge with fellow affiliates. When not working, Annick enjoys shopping (call that online shopping with the pandemic J), eating lots and lots of chocolate and cookies,  reading and working out.




SPIDEY - Viral TV Mentalist (

Interactive mind-reading and magic from the comfort of your own home.

 Spidey was named US Mentalist of the Year and has performed on NBC’s TODAY Show, TMZ and Rachael Ray! He joined the cast of CW’s Masters of Illusion and his NETFLIX Original Series: Brainchild is being watched in 170 countries! Spidey’s countless national/international TV appearances also include FOX’s Showtime at the Apollo with Steve Harvey, Discovery Channel and Entertainment Tonight.  Spidey has captivated the minds of people around the world with his international TV shows, 40+ million online viewers and tours across North America, including performances at the Las Vegas Rio Casino and the iconic NYC Apollo Theatre.


The entertainement portion of the event is being delivered with the support of TELUS.



Virtually on Zoom – A webinar link will be sent a couple of days in advance of the session.

You will need to install Zoom prior to our meeting. We suggest doing this a couple of days ahead of time to avoid any last-minute delays. Zoom can be installed to your desktop here (, or through the app store of your cell phone.

Please review the Zoom Best Practices at this link: English / French

DPI focuses on providing high quality learning and networking opportunities,  as well as hosts an array of forums to consult and engage our various members in the IM/IT community. All of our events are put on by public sector professionals for public service professionals, and in the spirit of maintaining and fostering an environment of respect, integrity, inclusivity and excellence, we support and abide by the principles of the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector on all occasions.

While attending a DPI event or function if you witness or experience unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, you are encouraged to come forward immediately, either via direct messaging to the host at one of our virtual events, by emailing or by approaching a volunteer.

This event is only open to DPI affiliates.
Free Admission / Pre-Registration Required
Registrations are required by NOON on May 27, 2021.

If you are not an affiliate, please sign up. Registration is free!


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