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
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.
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.
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.
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 - O. Reg. 213/07
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
Public Lands Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.43
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
REGULATIONS, LICENCES AND PERMITS FOR BUSINESSES
STUDIES AND REPORTS
Tourism Demand Generator
PLANS AND STRATEGIES
TOURISM STANDARDS AND TIPS
Other Sources to explore are:
EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Tourism and Hospitality Programs
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
Rural Econonic Development (RED) Program
Facts and Figures