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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 have the opportunity to participate in ITO marketing, sales, and business development programs. 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 website and may be featured on the Ontario Indigenous Moments if you meet the criteria. 

There are two types of ITO membership: Voting and Non-Voting. Each membership type has its own criteria and benefits. Basic membership costs $99 per year with the option to also become a member of Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada at a bundled cost of $149 per year.

To celebrate the launch of ITO, we are providing a complimentary membership until the end of the year to anyone that registers from now until December 31, 2018. January 1st, 2019 membership fees will begin. 

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.

Membership Fees

All ITO memberships require a $99 CAD annual membership fee starting January 1, 2019. ITO members will also have the opportunity to participate in ITO marketing, sales, business development programs, the Cultural Authenticity Program, and the Ontario Indigenous Moments Program.

Basic Membership:

  • $99 CAD annual membership fee
  • All voting and non-voting members
  • Members who are ready to accept tourists and no less than 51% Indigenous-owned will have the option to be listed the ITO website, and will be promoted at travel trade events and relevant marketing campaigns.

Bundled Package with ITAC:

  • $149 CAD annual membership fee which include your ITO membership as well as a membership with Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada

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.