ITO Membership

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 who are ready to host visitors and no less than 51% Indigenous-owned will also have the option to be listed on ITO’s corporate website and may be featured on our consumer-facing website IndigenousExperienceOntario.ca if the criteria is met.

We are pleased to extend complimentary ITO membership for 2020.

ITAC membership intake has closed for the year.

Indigenous Tourism Ontario members automatically become Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada members (basic membership).

Learn more and access ITAC’s 2020 Membership Program Guide.

Membership Structure

Voting Members:

A Canadian tourism-orientated business that is no less than 51% Indigenous-owned that is deemed by ITO to be able to host visitors and meets or exceeds the quality assurance and cultural authenticity standards established by ITO.

Or

An organization or association that is majority managed by Indigenous directors and represents Indigenous tourism businesses that are no less than 51% Indigenous-owned and meets or exceeds the quality assurance and cultural authenticity standards established by ITO.

Indigenous-owned members have the opportunity to join the Ontario Indigenous Moments program and the Cultural Authenticity Program.

Non-Voting Members:

A Canadian tourism-oriented business, organization, association (incorporated or otherwise) or a person within Canada who wishes to support ITO’s vision and mission.

ITO also welcomes Indigenous-owned businesses that are in start-up stage or are developing, expanding or upgrading their business. These members can greatly benefit from an ITO membership and may even qualify for the Ontario Authentic Indigenous Moments program.

Questions? For more information on ITO, or for assistance with completing your membership application, please email membership@indigenoustourismontario.ca or call 1-705-368-1919.