Did you know that funding is available for your tourism development projects? Several funding programs are offered to tourism organizations and businesses to help them develop and implement innovative and structuring concepts for the industry.
Sustainable Transition Support Measure (STSM) for Outaouais Tourism Businesses
In partnership with the region’s tourism partners, Outaouais Tourism is working on a diagnostic of the region in terms of sustainable tourism. The approach aims to unite all stakeholders around a new vision and a major industry transition.
To meet market expectations and encourage a responsible transition to more sustainable operations, Outaouais Tourism is implementing a financial assistance program Sustainable Transition Support Measure (STSM) to partner with the region’s tourism businesses in the implementation of framing and structuring projects that target sustainable development.
This call for projects is in line with the priorities identified in the Plan d’action pour un tourisme responsable et durable (Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Action Plan) issued by the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec, and in line with the report entitled État de la situation du tourisme durable en Outaouais et recommandations (State of Sustainable Tourism in the Outaouais, and Recommendations).
2nd call for projects:
Deadline: September 12th 2022
For more information please contact:
Betsabe Elena Chaires Wences
Advisor, Tourism Development
819-778-2530 ext. 220
FUNDING PROGRAM FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF STRATEGIC TOURISM ASSETS IN DOWNTOWN GATINEAU 2021-2022
The Ministère du Tourisme and Outaouais Tourism are partnering to create a fund to maintain strategic tourism assets in downtown Gatineau by requesting project proposals for spring and summer 2022. The funding is intended to support strategic tourism businesses to ensure that the gateway’s offer is preserved, thereby accelerating the tourism industry’s return to prosperity.
Outaouais Tourism is accepting applications for financial assistance until 4 PM 16 h 00 on Septembre 26, 2022..
HOW TO APPLY
If your project and your business are eligible, the “Strategic Tourism Assets Application Form” will be emailed to you together with the list of documents you need to submit to complete your application. Only complete files will be considered.
DO YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
To confirm your eligibility or to obtain more information, contact:
Senior Advisor – Strategic Development
OUTAOUAIS REGION TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (ORTDP)
No call for projects currently planned.
The Outaouais Region Tourism Development Program (ORTDP) reflects the shared resolve of Quebec’s Ministry of Tourism (MTO) and Outaouais Tourism to join forces with local partners and businesses to implement projects that support the development of the regional tourism offer and optimize tourism investments in accordance with the development priorities of the destination. The ORTDP goal is to support and promote the development, renewal and structuring of the tourism offer in the Outaouais tourism region.
Outaouais Tourism accepts applications throughout the year.
However, applications will be evaluated according to the following schedule:
- October 26 for a February 2020 (approximately) response
- December 14 for a May 2020 (approximately) response
- April 12 for a July 2021 (approximately) response
HOW TO APPLY ?
Complete the form and email it, together with any required supporting documents, to email@example.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To ensure that your project is eligible and your file is complete, you must contact Gilliane Cyr, Tourism Business Services Advisor for Outaouais Tourism at 819 576-3166, or by email before submitting your application.
PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE MINISTÈRE DU TOURISME DU QUÉBEC
The Ministère du Tourisme du Québec offers several project development funding programs.
HERE ARE A FEW OF THEM:
- Virage numérique
- Aide financière aux festivals et aux événements touristiques
- Appui au développement des attraits touristiques (PADAT)
- Fonds de développement des entreprises touristiques
- Tourism Establishment Accessibility Program
- Programme d’aide à la relance touristique
- Mesure d’aide aux pourvoiries
- Programme de développement de l’offre touristique des parcs régionaux (date limite 5 décembre)
- Projet pilote en tourisme, hôtellerie et restauration – LOJIQ (until March 31, 2023 – in French only)