This program will assist in providing relief for Canadian Indigenous tourism businesses impacted by travel restrictions and loss of revenue due to COVID-19. Eligibility is restricted to Canadian Indigenous tourism businesses who are at least 51% owned by Indigenous entrepreneurs, communities or economic development organizations. The deadline for this program has now passed.
As part of the process to apply for this funding, this form will ask you to describe the project for which you need funding assistance. The project must be specific to helping your Indigenous tourism business recover from COVID-19. There are three primary areas of focus in 2020-2021. These include:
- Maintaining jobs
- Diversifying revenue streams
- Resiliency/strengthening business offerings
Eligibility for this program is restricted to Canadian Indigenous tourism businesses who are at least 51% owned by Indigenous entrepreneurs or Indigenous communities or economic development corporations.
Successful applicants will work with ITAC staff to confirm the amount of investment, confirm the project plan, selection of suppliers/contractors necessary for the project, the specific payments required for suppliers/partners/trainers/contractors and the schedule for start and completion of the project. Successful applicants will also be responsible for reporting back to ITAC regarding the project progress, results and financial details of funding investment in 2021.