Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver, BC The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is proud to share they are sponsoring the Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival (IFAF) this year. The event is taking place June 9-12, 2022, on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

The sponsorship supports ITAC’s mission to elevate Indigenous voices, while also providing a marketing opportunity to reach new audiences and community members. The sponsorship includes in-kind promotions including newsletter and social media campaigns, an opportunity to collaborate with Indigenous artists and designers on BuyAuthentic.ca and it opens the door for future partnership opportunities such as a fashion show marketplace.

“We are so honoured to be sponsoring this year’s Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival,” says Keith Henry, ITAC President and CEO. “ITAC and the Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival have a mutual passion for elevating Indigenous voices. As ITAC looks forward to how we can constantly innovate our marketing and business development practises, this partnership lends us an opportunity to reach new audiences and offers fresh collaboration opportunities.”

IFAF is a unique and exceptional opportunity for people to connect with Indigenous artists and culture, celebrating the diversity that exists within the many Indigenous communities in Canada. This year marks IFAF’s fifth year running and is slated to be the biggest yet. This year’s event expects to see 115 Indigenous artists and over 4000 attendees.

IFAF 2022 will include an industry forum, which includes networking events connecting artists and leaders in fashion, hands-on workshops in Indigenous craft, 26 two-minute fashion films created by designers and much more.