Tourism Relief Fund

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise that $500 million in funding over two years (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) has been launched for the new Tourism Relief Fund. Eligible organizations can now submit applications to support the tourism sector prepare to welcome back domestic travelers and reposition Canada as a world-class destination.
Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) will deliver $485 million directly to businesses and organizations to help them adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services to facilitate future growth. Under the Fund, $50 million will specifically support Indigenous tourism initiatives.
In addition, $15 million, delivered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, will support destination development, seasonal and local attractions, and human resources and skills development.
Further information can be found at: https://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/20180.asp#activities
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