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LAST DAY TO REGISTER
THE PATH FORWARD WEBINAR
Date: Thursday, May 14th, 2020
Time: 10:00am-11:00am EST

 
Join ITO for the first webinar discussing the latest recovery plan and ITO’s Business Support Broker services
 
ITO is working to protect the Indigenous tourism sector and has created The Path Forward: A Framework for Ontario Indigenous Tourism Recovery to help the industry restart and recover when the time is right. We are hosting this webinar to further explain this 3 phase approach and what supports are available to you through ITO at this time. 

The recorded webinar will be available on our website following the live event. 
REGISTER HERE
DEADLINE EXTENDED
ITAC COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY


In partnership with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), the Conference Board of Canada is conducting a research survey to assess the economic impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous tourism businesses in Canada.

Your input is urgently needed to help ITAC understand the extent of COVID-19’s damage to the Indigenous tourism sector and to make the strongest case possible for improving stimulus funds to help Indigenous tourism businesses recover from this pandemic.

We urgently need input from all Indigenous organizations, artists, and businesses that provide cultural experiences, goods and/or services to tourists. Please complete the survey to help ITAC better understand the economic impact of this pandemic on the Indigenous tourism industry.


DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 18th, 2020 8:00pm EST.
TAKE THE SURVEY

LOAN PROGRAM THROUGH NACCA

On April 18, 2020 the federal government announced $306.8 million in stimulus funding to support 6000 small-medium Indigenous businesses across the country. Of these, more than 30%, or 1875 businesses, and Indigenous tourism businesses. Funds will be available through 59 different Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) and administered by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association and Métis capital corporations in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada. 

We strongly encourage Indigenous business owners to review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about this loan as well as the 8 Ontario Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs). 

             
FAQ about this loan
              8 Ontario Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs)

Business Support Broker (BSB) services are available through ITO until the end of May. If you are a member of ITO and require assistance navigating this stimulus fund, please connect with the BSB in your region for support.
ITO TEAMS UP WITH CES

 
 ITO is proud to announce the selection of Canadian Ecotourism Services as its partner in the creation of our Post Pandemic ITO Strategic & COVID-19 Recovery Planning Project. 

The project team will engage in research to determine how best to assist the current Indigenous tourism landscape in Ontario, and evaluate methods to evolve the industry over the coming years as domestic and international travel and tourism resume. 

 
INDIGENOUS CHEF COOKOFF
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Gathering around a table is an act of community — it is about feeding the mind, body, and spirit at the same time, with food that is thoughtfully harvested and prepared.

Join us on Facebook Live tomorrow, Thursday, May 14th at 3:00 PM EDT, for an Indigenous Chef Cook-Off, where 5 renowned chefs will be preparing a feast for the eyes from their home kitchens. Watch the chefs battle it out, vote for your favourites, and get inspired to try some new dishes!
TUNE IN TO THE LIVE COOK-OFF
#MIIGWETCHMONDAY

Because you can’t say MIIGWETCH enough.

If you missed it this week, we thanked our BSB team who have spent the last weeks caring for and nurturing our tourism operators who are our members, neighbours, friends, relatives, employers, co-workers, teammates, and partners.

Miigwetch to Bernadette Shawanda, Kirstine Baccar, Neil Debassige, Nishin Measwasige, Patty Ann Owl, Sophie Pheasant, Steven Fox-Radulovich, and Trina Mather-Simard. Miigwetch for your heartfelt support for our industry.

Join us Mondays on Facebook and Instagram to say Miigwetch! 
  • Use the hashtag #MiigwetchMonday
  • Tag us
  • Show your gratitude
  • Invite others to join in


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