Acceptance of Application Submissions to Begin June 1st, 2017
May 19th, 2017, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) is putting forward the call for applications through their 2017 Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Tourism Association Funding Program, designed to strengthen the development of the Aboriginal tourism industry across Canada.
The following is a Government of Alberta press release announcing their funding initiative in partnership with the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada.
The Government of Alberta is providing the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) with a $100,000 grant to help establish a provincial Indigenous tourism organization and grow tourism-related businesses across the province.
Issued: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Deadline: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 – 4:00 PM PST
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) is pleased to issue the following CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to qualified Aboriginal tourism businesses and Aboriginal Tourism Marketing Organizations to participate as sellers in the National Aboriginal Tourism Showcase Program at the Showcase Canada Asia marketplace in Beijing, China October 16th – 19th, 2017.
Action plan part of five-year strategy with goal of maximizing growth within the industry
May 15th, 2017, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) has outlined its annual strategy to enhance the Aboriginal tourism sector as a differentiating and prosperous segment of the country’s fast-growing tourism industry.
ATAC is pleased to share corporate documents that have been developed and approved by the board in April 2017. The commitment to strong corporate governance has resulted in the establishment of the following manuals:
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) is working in Alberta to create a provincial Aboriginal tourism organization lead by the Indigenous community. Tourism is an $8.3B industry in Alberta and creates more than 127,000 jobs in the province. ATAC will be hosting community forums across Alberta in May and June, 2017 to discuss creating Alberta Aboriginal tourism opportunities.
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada unveils the 2017/18 Guide to Aboriginal Tourism in Canada
May 3, 2017, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) has unveiled the new 2017/18 Guide to Aboriginal Tourism in Canada, developed in partnership with Toque & Canoe, an award-winning online magazine featuring stories on Canadian travel culture.
Laveau is the first Aboriginal person to be appointed to this Canadian Crown corporation
April, 19 2017, Huron-Wendat territory (Wendake, QC) – Following a transparent, merit-based process, Dave Laveau became the first Aboriginal person to be appointed to Destination Canada’s Board of Directors. The honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, announced eight appointments to this prestigious board through a press release this morning after a selection process that factored in gender equality and Canadian diversity. The appointment of Dave Laveau undoubtedly gives another platform for the leaders of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC), Québec Aboriginal Tourism (QAT) and our industry to express their views.
It is our pleasure to welcome Brenda Holder and Shirlee Frost as Directors on our Board.
Brenda is assuming the role of our Alberta representative on the Board as Lori Beaver has left the Board and is now working for ATAC as Regional Coordinator for Alberta. Brenda is the owner of Mahikan Trails, an ATAC member business, and has many years of experience in developing her tourism business and has received many awards for her work.
March 22, 2017, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) applauds the support and sustainable funding announcements for tourism in Federal Budget 2017.
As a part of today’s budget announcements, the government will invest $8.6 million in funding over four years starting 2017-18 through the department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, supporting the development of the authentic Aboriginal tourism industry in Canada.