ATAC is putting forward the call for applications through their 2017 Provincial and Territorial Aboriginal Tourism Association Funding Program, designed to strengthen the development of the Aboriginal tourism industry across Canada.
To increase revenues, employment growth, and the number of Aboriginal tourism businesses in the industry, ATAC will be offering funding to provinces and territories that apply for support in building and strengthening an industry-led, not-for-profit Aboriginal tourism association.
Funding applications may be submitted from June 1 to 30, 2017
In Canadian provinces and territories where there is not an already established not-for-profit Aboriginal tourism organization, Aboriginal representatives are invited to submit a formal request for support of up to $65,000 that may be awarded per province or territory. Representatives must specifically demonstrate how their proposal supports the establishment of a sustainable, industry-led, not-for-profit Aboriginal tourism association for their province or territory.
In provinces and territories with a well established, widely recognized and supported provincial or territorial Aboriginal tourism association, those associations are also invited to apply and must indicate how their proposed investments directly support ATAC’s five-year goals to increase Aboriginal tourism revenue, employment, and number of businesses. Provinces and territories with a well established, widely recognized and supported provincial or territorial Aboriginal tourism association are:
- Yukon – Yukon First Nation Culture & Tourism
- British Columbia – Aboriginal Tourism BC
- Quebec – Quebec Aboriginal Tourism
- Ontario – Indigenous Tourism Ontario