INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

 

Canadian Tourism Commission

The Canadian Tourism Commission was formed in 1995. The Canadian Tourism Commission Act was assented to in October 2000, which made the Commission a special operating agency.  The change in legal status was meant to give the Commission more flexibility and freedom to partner with the tourism industry and the federal government to sustain a vibrant national tourism industry.  

For more on the Commission read the: Canadian Tourism Commission Act

 

 ONTARIO TOURISM HIERARCHY

 

PROVINCIAL TOURISM APPROACH

The marketing approach of RTO13

Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture

This ministry oversees the activities and accountabilities of attractions and agencies that promote tourism, economic growth and job creation and offer a wide range of educational, recreational, cultural and entertainment programs.

Tourism Agencies

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Cooperation

The OTMPC's mission is to grow Ontario’s tourism sector year-round by stimulating increased consumer spending and visits, and by generating greater partnership participation. The Corporation works strategically, proactively and collaboratively with the tourism industry to market Ontario’s tourism experiences, and leverage multi-year marketing opportunities and investments in key markets. OTMPC profileOTMPC video

 Planning your Trip to Ontario

This website is the consumer website of the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Cooperation. It is quite comprehensive with an excellent site map that provides essential information of things to do, family fun, places to go and travel tools and resources.

Planning your Trip to Northern Ontario

Northern Ontario Web Portal

This web portal is the OTMPC's consumer marketing site specifically designed and geared to market Northern Ontario. It is driven by Northerners. A very good source of information if you are looking to tap into the vast nature and outdoor tourism offered in this region.

 

RESOURCE MATERIAL AND LINKS

The Resource material and links section of this website provides reference material, downloadable studies and links that are useful to develop and improve businesses. Although the focus is on tourism operations, many other related service providers will find essential sources of information relevant to their respective businesses. These were researched and filtered to provide relevant information for most forms of tourism businesses. 

ACTS AND REGULATIONS

These Acts and Regulations are provided with the intent to enable our users to navigate to e- laws with ease. However because some of the regulations are updated often it is not practical to keep some of the links alive, so the titles are provided, please cut and paste directly into the CONSOLIDATED LAWS search box to retrieve and download. 

Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 4

Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 - O. Reg. 213/07

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 41

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 - O. Reg. 664/98

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 - O. Reg. 667/98

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 - O. Reg. 670/98

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 - O. Reg. 663/98

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 - O. Reg. 665/98

Fish Inspection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.18

Forest Fires Prevention Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.24

Green Energy Act, 2009, S.O. 2009, c. 12 , Sched. A

Greenbelt Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 1

Heritage Hunting and Fishing Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c. 10

Hotel Registration of Guests Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.17

Investing in Ontario Act, 2008, S.O. 2008, c. 6

Land Registration Reform Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L.4

Land Titles Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L.5

Land Transfer Tax Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L.6

Public Lands Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.43

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. N.5

Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.18

Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 - O. Reg. 170/03

Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 - O. Reg. 346/07

Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 - O. Reg. 347/07

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2005 - O. Reg. 191/11

Consumer Protection Act, 2002 - O. Reg. 17/05

Employment Standards Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 41

Endangered Species Act, 2007, S.O. 2007, c. 6

Liquor Licence Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L.19

Retail Business Holidays Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. R.30

 

KEY BUSINESS SUPPORT LINKS AND RESOURCES

Writing your business plan

Naming your business

Registering your business

Business Number (BN)

Government grants and financing

Private Sector Financing

check what Permits and Licence is needed for your business

 

REGULATIONS, LICENCES AND PERMITS FOR BUSINESSES

Permits and licences

Health and safety regulations

Human resources regulations

 

STUDIES AND REPORTS

Growth Plan for Northern Ontario 2011

Resource Based Tourism Policy

Resource Stewardship agreement - Tourism and Forestry Industry memorandum of understanding

Resource Stewardship agreement – User Guide

Discovering Ontario – A study of the future of tourism

Tourism Demand Generator

 PLANS AND STRATEGIES

Northern Ontario – Five year Tourism Marketing Strategy 2008-2012

Northern Ontario Tourism Marketing Strategy 2012-2017

TOURISM STANDARDS AND TIPS

A Land Use Planning Guide for Businesses


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

Financing

• Canada Small Business Financing Program
• FedNor
• Business Development Bank of Canada

Other Sources to explore are:

Communities futures Development Corporation

Trillium Foundation


EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Tourism and Hospitality Programs 

Canadore College

Conferderation College

Sault College

Cambrian College

Lakehead

Travel and Tourism Programs at Ontario colleges


PROGRAMS FOR INDUSTRY SUPPORT

This section will list a group of programs that can be utilized. Some may not be directly tailored for the tourism sector but can be used for business development and improvement and is linked with universities and colleges. Not for profit tourism organizations can also benefit from some of these programs.

Ontario Centres of Excellence Talent Programs

Celebrate Ontario

Rural Econonic Development (RED) Program

Tourism Research for Successful Destination Marketing

Information Tools for Marketing and Planning

Facts and Figures

Statistics Canada Travel and Tourism

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