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2021 Rendez-vous Canada+ Partnership Program – Call for Applications


Issued: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Deadline: Sunday, February 7, 2021, 4:00 PM PST

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to issue the following CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to qualified Indigenous tourism businesses and Indigenous Tourism Marketing Organizations to participate as sellers in the 2021 Virtual Rendez-Vous Canada+ Partnership Program.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Successfully Distributes COVID-19 Stimulus Development Funds


Above government support, ITAC allocated more than $750,000 to provide additional grants.

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – In response to COVID-19, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) set up the COVID-19 Stimulus Development Fund as part of its ongoing efforts to help Indigenous tourism operators recover and build resiliency from the devastating impacts of the pandemic. With support from the federal government along with the allocation of internal resources, ITAC distributed 679 grants to eligible operators with non-repayable contributions of up to $25,000 per applicant, totalling $16,268,860.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Waives Annual Membership and Marketing Fees for 2021-2022


COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – In an effort to further support Canadian Indigenous tourism businesses from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is waiving its annual $99 membership fee in 2021-2022 for Indigenous-owned tourism businesses and Indigenous lead tourism organizations. ITAC is also waiving its annual $199 Marketing Upgrade fee for members who are export-ready and meet all the eligibility requirements.

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Successfully Delivers its Annual General Meeting and Announces Changes to the Board of Directors


COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), is pleased to announce the successful delivery of its Annual General Meeting (AGM), four new members of the Board of Directors and one addition to the Board Executive Committee made at ITAC’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held virtually on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Letter from Board of Directors – full support and trust in ITAC’s President & CEO Keith Henry and his team


Dear ITAC Members and Partners,

I am writing today on behalf of the board of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) to reiterate our full support and trust in ITAC’s President & CEO Keith Henry and his team. The board, is very proud of the entire team’s work managing the COVID-19 Stimulus Development Fund. As of yesterday, ITAC had paid out over $16 million of the total $16.2 million and we are confident that all $16.2 million of the grant funds will be paid out fairly to qualified members before the end of December, as per ITAC’s contract terms with ISC.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Releases the Second Edition of Nations, an Indigenous Lifestyle Magazine


Showcasing 140 export-ready Indigenous tourism businesses from across Canada

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is very pleased to release the second issue of Nations, ITAC’s annual magazine, which this year showcases stories from 140 export-ready Indigenous tourism businesses from coast to coast to coast. These stories about our members are designed to spark inspiration as readers explore Canada through an Indigenous lens.

Indigenous tourism operators recognized at Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence


Yearly awards ceremony showcases the best in tourism from across the province

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is proud to announce that Indigenous tourism operators walked away with a number of awards at the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Gil Carduner Marketing award and the Business of the Year award.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Calls for Urgent Federal Funding from Financial Relief Programs as Second Wave of Pandemic Shutters More Businesses


Without additional funding Indigenous tourism industry will crumble – warns ITAC

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – WIth the continued impacts of COVID-19 ravaging the global tourism Industry, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has put out an urgent call to the federal government for a new dedication of financial funding in the amount of $18.5M to support Indigenous tourism businesses or risk watching the industry irrevocably collapse.

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