The Skode (special edition “Spark”) Program matches selected applicants with a mentor and provides a $5,000 non-repayable contribution to help take their new tourism ideas to the next level of development.
Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs, businesses, community groups and non-profits were encouraged to bring forward new tourism ideas and experiences that authentically represent, celebrate and promote Indigenous culture, heritage, language, cuisine and communities in Ontario.
2021 Indigenous Tourism Skode Program Winners:
Minogiizhgad, Nwewnan Sasaang TOURISM IDEA: Nwewnan Sasaang Boat Tours Mentor: Dené Sinclair (Strategic Planner & Indigenous Business Development Manager) > Watch Video
The Tourism Innovation Lab is a program of Hackforge Copyright @ 2023 Hackforge
Central Canada Home Base Tourism Innovation Lab c/o Hackforge 300 Ouellette Ave, Suite 210, Windsor, ON N9A 7B4 email@example.com 1-844-455-0325 x 1 (toll-free)
Western Canada Home Base Tourism Innovation Lab c/o The Common 38016 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0A1 firstname.lastname@example.org 1-844-455-0325 x 2 (toll-free)
We respectfully acknowledge that our home base in Windsor-Essex sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, which is comprised of the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi Peoples. We also respectfully acknowledge that our home base in Squamish sits on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples: Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We will honour this by collaborating with Indigenous-led organizations and businesses to support the advancement of Indigenous tourism in those regions and across Canada.