Membership Information

ITAC is a membership-based organization and any person or organization that has an interest in advancing Indigenous tourism in Canada may apply to become an ITAC Member. Membership costs $99 + GST per year, and is based on two main categories of voting or non-voting, fees are due April 1, 2018.

The 2018/19 application process for ITAC voting membership has closed is now closed (as of April 1, 2018). Businesses can still become a member of ITAC, in a non-voting capacity.

For additional information about the benefits and application requirements for membership please see the 2018 Membership Program Guide.

Click here to apply for ITAC Membership

MEMBERSHIP TYPES

Membership Type 1: Market-Ready Experiences

Voting Member

A tourism experience offered by a business that is no less than 51% Indigenous-owned, deemed by ITAC to be Market-Ready and meets or exceeds the quality assurance and authentication standards established by ITAC.

  • Is or represents a tourism business that is at least 51% Indigenous owned or in the case of an organization or association is represented on its Board by at least 51% Indigenous interests.
  • Market-ready tourism business (as determined by attached checklist) operating in Canada.
  • Subscribes to and is willing to work with purposes and vision of ITAC, as outlined in the ITAC By-laws.
  • Compliant with industry standard quality assurance and authentication requirements.

Membership Type 2: Indigenous Associations

Voting Member

An tourism association that is majority managed by Indigenous directors and represents at least 2 Market-Ready tourism businesses that are no less than 51% Indigenous-owned, and meet or exceed the quality assurance and authentication standards established by ITAC.

  • Is or represents a tourism business that is at least 51% Indigenous owned or in the case of an organization or association is represented on its Board by at least 51% Indigenous interests.
  • Market-ready tourism business (as determined by attached checklist) operating in Canada.
  • Subscribes to and is willing to work with purposes and vision of ITAC, as outlined in the ITAC By-laws.
  • Compliant with industry standard quality assurance and authentication requirements.

Membership Type 3: Indigenous Non-Market-Ready

Non-Voting Member

An Indigenous-owned or controlled tourism business that does not meet the Market-Ready requirements as established by ITAC.

  • Governments, Provincial or Territorial Marketing Organizations, Chambers of Commerce or Visitors Bureau.
  • Indigenous and non-Indigenous tourist businesses, organizations or associations, or all others who do not qualify under ITAC voting member requirements.
  • Individuals interested in advancing Indigenous tourism in Canada.
  • All others.

Membership Type 4: Industry Partner

Non-Voting Member

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

  • Governments, Provincial or Territorial Marketing Organizations, Chambers of Commerce or Visitors Bureau.
  • Indigenous and non-Indigenous tourist businesses, organizations or associations, or all others who do not qualify under ITAC voting member requirements.
  • Individuals interested in advancing Indigenous tourism in Canada.
  • All others.

Optional Export-Ready Upgrade +$199

For Membership Type 1 & 2 Only

This marketing upgrade is available only to ITAC voting members who meet Export-Ready criteria. Export-Ready Upgrade membership applications must include the completed Market-Ready Criteria Checklist and the Export-Ready Criteria Checklist in order to qualify.

ITAC CONTACT INFORMATION

Questions? For more information on ITAC, or for assistance with completing your Membership Application, please email Membership@IndigenousTourism.ca.

1-604-639-4408
300-3665 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2

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