PARTNERS AND INDUSTRY LINKS
Below are a number of organizations that are grouped into various segments that generally make up the Tourism Industry in Ontario.
There are a few Federal organizations that are integral to the hierarchy. The links provided on this page are some of the more streamlined Tourism organizations that are good resource for businesses and consumers alike.
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
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 tourism industry in Ontario interacts on a continuous basis with the Ministry of Natural Resources. The Ministry of Natural Resources is working to promote healthy, sustainable ecosystems and to conserve biodiversity. Tourism in Northern Ontario is largely nature based and MNR provides support and guidance in many respects that allows nature based tourism to take place without adversely affecting the natural resources of the province.
Destination Ontario (formerly Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation)
The Destination Ontario'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 quite comprehensive with an excellent site map that provides essential information with regards to things to do, family fun, places to go, travel tools and resources.
Planning your Trip to Northern Ontario
This web portal is the OTMPC's consumer marketing site specifically 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.
Another portal geared for marketing Northern Ontario. Essential information on main activities base are highlighted.
SummerFunGuide.ca is a comprehensive directory of all things fun, exciting and interesting in Ontario. Targeted at Ontario residents and visitors alike, it is a well-organized site filled with useful information.
Industry Associations and Representatives
Human Resource Development
Tourism and Hospitality Programs