Welcome To
Indigenous Tourism Ontario’s
Corporate Site

Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) is the province’s first and only dedicated Indigenous tourism organization that focuses on uniting communities, Indigenous organizations and industry leaders to support the growth of Indigenous tourism in Ontario.

Why Become a Member?

Indigenous Tourism Ontario provides access to invaluable marketing, sales, and business development programs that build capacity to produce high quality tourism products and services. ITO is well aligned and positioned to support Indigenous communities and Entrepreneurs in all stages of business development. Our success at ITO is guided by the positive impact on our people, environment and economy.

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We welcome any person or organization that has an interest in advancing Indigenous Tourism in Ontario to become a member of Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO).

Members have the opportunity to participate in ITO marketing, sales, and business development programs. Members who are ready to host visitors and are at least 51% indigenous owned will have the option be listed on ITO’s and partner websites. They may also be featured on the Ontario Authentic Indigenous Moments if they meet the criteria.

Indigenous Stories From ONTARIO

Calling all Indigenous Tourism Entrepreneurs

Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) and the Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab are excited to officially launch the Skode Program, an initiative to spark new Indigenous tourism ideas and experiences that authentically represent, celebrate and promote Indigenous culture, heritage, language, cuisine and communities in Ontario.

In Anishinaabemowin, Skode means fire, and is pronounced: Shkoh-deh. Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations are encouraged to apply and share the fire within their hearts.

The program matches selected applicants with a mentor and provides a $5,000 non-repayable contribution to help take their new tourism ideas to the next level of development. For more information go to www.tourisminnovation.ca/ITO.

A special thank you to our funders: FedDev, FedNor, and the Government of Ontario – Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.