Industry Capacity Building stream – Ontario Tourism Development Fund

  • This program is currently closed.


The Industry Capacity Building stream provides support for national and/or provincial industry sector associations and municipalities to ensure that the tourism industry is well positioned to make future strategic decisions, address issues and opportunities, and improve its image as an economic driver for the province.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 50% of total cash expenses as outlined in your project cash operating budget.The remaining project cash operating budget must come from a combination of organization and project partner cash contributions. At least 20% of total cash expenses must come from the organization.


Applicants must:

  • be tourism associations (excluding Regional Tourism Organizations)
  • national and/or provincial industry sector associations
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • Be valued between $1 – $5 million
  • be interested in undertaking tourism-related initiatives which support tourism product development, industry development and increased visitation,
  •  have at least $2 million General Commercial Liability insurance coverage.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

Documentation Needed:

The applicant must submit:

  • the Tourism Development Fund application
  • a certificate of insurance with at least $2 million coverage.Partnership letters are recommended and should include amount of cash and/or in kind contributions toward the proposed project.

Other Things to Note:

Program no longer active at the beginning of 2021.

Program Contact:

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