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Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO), it is the province’s first and only dedicated Indigenous tourism organization that focuses on uniting communities, Indigenous organizations and industry leaders to support the growth of Indigenous tourism in Ontario.

Its mission is to assist Indigenous communities, entrepreneurs and tourism partners with programs that build capacity to produce high quality products and services. Its success will be guided by the positive impact on Indigenous people, the environment and the economy.

ITO wants to be part of Ontario’s tourism conversation and it believes in listening and sharing. To start the dialogue, ITO is extending an opportunity for you to help shape and grow our Indigenous tourism industry for the betterment of Ontario.

Your feedback is an important part of this process and is greatly appreciated. Any information provided will be kept in the strictest of confidence and no personal information will be used. If you have any additional questions about the project and/or the consultation process, please contact Kevin Eshkawkogan at 1-705-368-1919.

The survey can be found at : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ITOEvent

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FINAL EXTENDED DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
FREE FESTIVAL AND EVENT LISTINGS

Each year, Ontario’s festivals and events attract tourists, support tens of thousands of jobs in Ontario and generate millions of dollars in revenue.

Destination Ontario’s consumer website www.ontariotravel.net has an annual reach in excess of four million consumers and offers FREE listings for Ontario’s festivals and events.

Below you will find information on how festivals and events can further their marketing opportunities by listing their experience on Destination Ontario’s travel consumer website, ontariotravel.net, as well as in the annual Festival and Events in Ontario Guide, produced by Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO), and on the festivalandeventsontario.ca website. Three opportunities - all for FREE!

If you are, or know of a festival or event which could benefit from these FREE marketing opportunities, please pass this information along.

SUBMITTING YOUR FESTIVAL OR EVENT FOR BOTH WEBSITE OPPORTUNITIES – TWO STEP PROCESS

STEP 1
For ONTARIOTRAVEL.NET Website – Destination Ontario’s consumer website

Submit your festival/event(s) to Destination Ontario’s consumer website by registering it through their corporate website: destinationontario.com.  Approved listings will then be featured on the consumer site, ontariotravel.net. Please review the guidelines and criteria for ‘Submission of Events’ on the website. FINAL DEADLINE is Friday, January 25, 2019.

1.     Log-in to your account on destinationontario.com
2.     Select ‘Manage Events’ and follow the steps to update or add your events

If you do not have an account, please REGISTER first on destinationontario.com Once you have been approved, you can log-in and submit your events.

Image Requirements
You will need to submit an image (min. 1920x800 pixels, JPEG format, max 4MB, landscape orientation; no collages, logos or text) that reflects the visitor experience.

Pending approval from Destination Ontario, your festival or event will be listed on the ontariotravel.net website.

If you have any questions or need assistance, email do.info@ontario.ca.

STEP 2
For FESTIVALSANDEVENTSONTARIO.CA Website – Festival and Events Ontario website

Submit your festival/event(s) updates on Festival and Events Ontario self-managed database/website at festivalsandeventsontario.ca. FINAL DEADLINE is Friday, January 25, 2019.

1.     Log-in - Access your FEO profile on feoprofile.ca.  Enter your email address and your password – If you have forgotten your password, click on the “Forgot Your Password”.  If you do not have an account, select ‘New Profile Registration’ to create a new account.
2.     Select the Festival Info Tab – to add, make changes, or to delete a listing. Please take time to review all the event details to ensure accuracy and completion.
Image requirements
We want your event to stand out so feel free to upload an action shot image/logo/thumbnail (ideal image size is 248 x 178 pixels) for each listing in a .jpeg format. The image must be legally yours and you are giving FEO permission to use it. Don't have an image to upload at your fingertips just yet - not to worry! FEO has a series of preselected default images for your festival and event listings to draw visitors to your event which will automatically appear in your listing.

All festivals and events submitted will appear on the festivalsandeventsontario.ca  website within 48 hours once they have been saved.

If you have any questions or need assistance email info@festivalsandeventsontario.ca or call (519) 742-2226 and we will assist you.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS ONTARIO GUIDE
Festivals & Events Ontario will be producing the 2019/20 edition of the Festivals & Events in Ontario Guide, the ultimate source for passionate fest fans to find event listings throughout Ontario.

This digest-sized, consumer publication will have a 12-month shelf-life and will list festivals and events taking place from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Distribution is scheduled to begin in March 2019 and will be available for download in web edition on the festivalsandeventsontario.ca and ontariotravel.net websites.

The printed guides will be available through a broad distribution network, including the Festivals & Events Ontario office, the Destination Ontario visitor information centers, associated tourism related channels throughout the province and U.S. distribution along border states.

Guide Consideration
For a listing to be considered in the selection process for inclusion in the Guide, your Festivals or Event(s) MUST be submitted to BOTH the festivalsandeventsontario.ca website and the destinationontario.com website (see two-step process above).

Please Note: Due to the large volume of festivals/events submitted each year and space limitations, not all detailed festival and event submissions will be printed in the Festivals and Events in Ontario Guide.

Additional Advertising Opportunity
FEO is currently offering additional paid advertising opportunities for inclusion in the Festivals and Events in Ontario Guide. If you are interested click here:  http://www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca/about/advertise to download the advertising rate card or contact MediaEdge Publishing at 1-866-201-3096 to speak with a sales representative.

FINAL DEADLINE for submissions for the two website marketing opportunities, as well as the printed guide is January 25, 2019.


 

Women Entrepren

The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality, women's economic empowerment, and supporting women entrepreneurs through the new Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. As part of the Strategy, the Government is making funding available directly to women entrepreneurs through the Women Entrepreneurship Fund. The objective is to provide support to women to grow their businesses and facilitate their pursuit of opportunities in markets abroad.

The Fund is a $20 million investment providing up to $100,000 in non-repayable contribution funding for 12 months. Eligible applicants must be a for-profit organization, women-owned and/or women-led, a small to medium enterprise, and a business in operation for a minimum of 2 years.

The Women Entrepreneurship Fund will fund women-owned and women-led businesses to invest in activities that focus on:

• Supporting pursuit of market opportunities abroad (e.g. international marketing strategy, supply chain integration, promotions, business advisory services, online presence/website development)

• Supporting Scale-up, Expansion and Growth (e.g. product/service development and improvement, inventory management, value stream mapping, upgrades to plant and equipment, process and technology improvements

• Additional activities that support the objectives of the Women Entrepreneurship Fund

The Government of Canada invites eligible businesses to submit their innovative proposals for funding under the Women Entrepreneurship Fund.

For more information on The Women Entrepreneurship Fund, please visit

https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/128.nsf/eng/home…


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