Cultural Tourism Pathway Program

ITA’s Tourism Pathway Program prepares participants to take immediate action in setting up cultural tourism in their communities. Through a blend of virtual training sessions and self-directed and interactive teamwork, participants will gain the knowledge and tools required to bring their community’s vision for tourism to life.

We are seeking passionate First Nations and Métis community members to create small, dedicated teams to set direction for grassroots tourism development in their community; participants may include youth, Elders, entrepreneurs, artisans, community leaders, representatives from community organizations, and more.

Participants will receive:

  • 7 Interactive Training Sessions guided by community grassroots principles and grounded in real world applications
  • Online Coaching and Mentorship from industry professionals and Indigenous tourism innovators
  • Access to a Virtual Sharing Circle for collaborating with your team to customize your community’s tourism pathway
  • Access to Tools and Resources to assist you in defining your community’s strengths, opportunities, and ambitions for tourism Automated Go Forward Strategy and funding application assistance to begin your community’s cultural tourism journey
  • Certificate of Recognition to celebrate you and your community’s contribution to grassroots tourism development

Program Cost:

Participation in the program is free of charge for those who are accepted.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, we encourage you to express your interest by submitting a brief expression by filling out this online form.