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CANADIAN HERITAGE FUNDING ANNOUNCED TO SUPPORT SCIENCE NORTH & INDIGENOUS INGENUITY TRAVELLING EXHIBIT
Last week saw a major funding announcement for Science North & Dynamic Earth. This investment, provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will enable Science North to develop an underground theatre, a programming space and an exhibition area. New specialized multimedia equipment will also be installed to enhance the Dynamic Earth underground experience.

Additional funding awarded through the Museums Assistance Program will help to create the “Indigenous Ingenuity Northern Ontario Tour”, a customized 100-m2 version of the Indigenous Ingenuity exhibition produced by the Montreal Science Centre that is set to tour across Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario. Educational materials in English, French and Indigenous languages will be made available to further promote Indigenous accomplishments.

ITO’s President & CEO Kevin Eshkawkogan (who also sits on the Science North Indigenous Advisory Committee) spoke at the event at Dynamic Earth on September 10th where the funding was announced. MPs Paul Lefebvre and Marc G. Serré also spoke, alongside Science North’s CEO Guy Labine. Julie Moskalyk, Science North’s Science Director, emceed the event.

Stay tuned for more information about this exciting new exhibit and where you can catch it during next year’s tour.
ITAC ANNOUNCES PHASE 2 & 3 SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

Additional Indigenous tourism businesses receive needed financial assistance in the next round of funding

Leveraging the support announced earlier this summer by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is continuing to provide COVID-19 development stimulus funds to Indigenous tourism businesses across Canada.

“We are pleased to announce that we have received approval from Indigenous Services Canada to release the funding for 65 more Indigenous tourism businesses. These are businesses who had originally applied in the first intake of our Stimulus Development Grant, and provided all the required documentation by September 1” says Keith Henry, President and CEO of ITAC. “We know this funding for phase 2 and 3 will support those businesses during these unprecedented times.”

To view the initial successful applicants in Phase 1, click here.

To view phase 2 and 3 successful applicants, click here.

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HELP TIAO SECURE THE FUTURE OF TOURISM IN ONTARIO

The Tourism Industry in Ontario is a $36 billion industry that supports over 200,000 businesses and over 400,000 jobs. As we enter the early stages of recovery and a slow re-opening of our eceonomy, we know that the catastrophic events of COVID-19 means our industry will require prolonged and targeted support.

Help TIAO shape a message to the government on what support you need to ensure your business’ future. Please click here to complete the following survey. 

Please note that the survey will be open until September 18, 5pm.

TOURISM MINSTERS LAY FOUNDATION FOR SECTOR RECOVERY
On Sept. 9, Melanie Joly and Caroline Wawzonek, Co-Chairs of the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers (CCTM) hosted a successful virtual meeting of Canada’s tourism ministers.

Marsha Walden, the President and CEO of Destination Canada, as well as Charlotte Bell, President and CEO at Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), and Keith Henry, President and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) briefed the ministers on the impact of COVID-19.

As the industry adapts to the changes being brought on by the pandemic, Ministers discussed how best to position Canadian destinations for the eventual return of the international tourism market. 
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MARKETING TIPS AND TRICKS FROM DESTINATION CANADA
Part of a six-part series from Destination Canada’s experts, each Tips & Tricks episode will give you insight into some of Destination Canada’s most frequently asked questions. Follow along in episode 5 as Liz Sperandeo, Media & Public Relations Strategist, shares tips on how to create a story pitch, as well as best practices for working with media so your brand can get the coverage it deserves.
REGISTER TO BE FEATURED AT THE 202O MÉTIS NATION OF ONTARIO VIRTUAL AGA
Calling all Métis artisans and vendors! Promote your products virtually at this year’s Métis Nation of Ontario Virtual AGA. You will also have the opportunity to share links to your site on the MNO website. If you’re interested in participating, reach out to event organizers at AGA2020@metisnation.org by noon on Friday, October 9, 2020.
       

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