Funding for Entrepreneurs and Communities

I’m a small Indigenous tourism business and I need financial support: Small Medium Enterprise Relaunch GrantBusiness Development Bank of CanadaInnovation Science and Economic DevelopmentDepartment of Finance list of all federal support updated dailyGlobal Affairs (Exports)Support for Indigenous BusinessesCOVID-19 Supports for your BusinessRelief…
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Good Relations Mentorship Program

Indigenous Tourism Alberta, in partnership with CESO, is offering mentorship to tourism operators in Alberta with visitor, market, and export-ready businesses. The Tourism Business Mentorship Program is designed for tourism operators in Alberta so that they can gain valuable skills in business, leadership, and networking…
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Peak Season Preparation

Pre-Booking Tips and Customer Engagement In Alberta, the tourism peak season typically starts during the summer months. As we gear up for peak season, there are some important things you need to do to get ready. ITA is excited to launch development blogs to help support member businesses moving forward.
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Indigenous Tourism Startup Workshop

Developed in partnership with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada and the Government of Alberta, the Indigenous Tourism Startup Workshop will take participants through the steps of becoming an Indigenous Tourism Entrepreneur! This workshop is designed with questions and activities for you in regard to working in the Indigenous…
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Indigenous Tourism Alberta Marketing Microgrant

Indigenous Tourism Alberta is excited to be launching the ITA Marketing Microgrant program for Market or Export Ready Indigenous Tourism Businesses in Alberta. This grant will provide Indigenous Tourism businesses with $4000 for marketing development and activities. Marketing development can include but is not limited to, website enhancements, marketing & sales planning,…
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COVID-19 resources for Indigenous tourism industry members and communities

Indigenous Tourism Alberta’s number one concern is the well-being of our members across the province. To support all ITA members with the most up to date information regarding industry support and funding. Due to the breadth of information available, we have put together a COVID-19 resource blog post to offer…
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ITA Webinar – Online Booking Platforms

Being able to book online increases your chances of having visitors plan and book your experience easily. There are many types of booking platforms. In this webinar, Indigenous Tourism Alberta will take you through what booking platforms are, what kinds are available, and the steps to take to get started!…
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Webinar: Tourism during COVID-19 – Building Virtual Experiences

Expert panelists Sebastien Desnoyers-Picard, Director of Marketing at the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada; Shae Bird, Executive Director at Indigenous Tourism Alberta; and Robin Tapley, CESO Advisor and Director of Tapley’s Nature Trails, discuss building virtual experiences in tourism across Canada. For more information: CESOTourism Association of Canada…
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Webinar: Financial Planning for Indigenous Tourism Businesses

Tourism is a unique industry. In Alberta, there is quite a seasonality factor. Join Indigenous Tourism Alberta and partner Business Link for a webinar on how to create a financial plan to carry your business through the off-season and prepare you for the unexpected.  …
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Webinar: Tourism Restart

Are you re-opening your tourism business and don’t know where to start? Join Indigenous Tourism Alberta for this educational webinar on restarting strategically. We will go through general tips, as well as some information on shifting your marketing to attract domestic travellers within Alberta.
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