The Tourism Growth Program (TGP) is a key element of the new Federal Tourism Growth Strategy, which builds on Canada's inherent strengths and unique qualities while using a whole-of-government approach to realize the full potential of the tourism industry.
With $108 million in federal funding, the TGP will be delivered by Canada's regional development agencies over three years, starting in 2023–24. The program will support Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, small and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing local, community-level tourism products and experiences to help more domestic and international visitors discover all that Canada has to offer.
The Government of Canada's seven regional development agencies will deliver this program, given that their mandate is to promote regional economic development.
The TGP will fund projects that provide added value to existing activities in the tourism industry and focus on business and economic growth. Indigenous tourism is a priority under the TGP, and approximately 15% of TGP funding will support Indigenous-led tourism initiatives.
The TGP will help leverage tourism opportunities in communities, including those that are rural and remote. The program also complements support for the tourism industry provided through other federal, provincial and territorial programs.
To find out more, visit your regional development agency's web page
Note: The application period in this region will begin shortly.