Whether you are an individual, a start-up or an established small business or non-profit organization, there can be many challenges and barriers to bringing a new tourism idea, experience or partnership to fruition.
We want to help. The "Spark" Program will match selected candidates with a tourism mentor and provide a source of financial support to help take your new tourism idea to the next level of development or implementation.
2021 “Spark" Program Regions:
> Akwesasne, Cornwall & SDG Counties (Round 2) - Application Intake Now Closed
> Algoma Country - Application Intake Now Closed
> Bruce County (Round 3) - Application Intake Now Closed
> Haldimand & Norfolk - Application Deadline Jan 14
> Chatham-Kent (Round 2) - 2021 Winners
> Indigenous Tourism - 2021 Winners
> London - 2021 Winners
> Northern ON (Special Edition) - 2021 Winners
> Oxford County - 2021 Winners
> St. Lawrence College - Special Student Edition
> Windsor Essex (Round 2) - 2021 Winners
2018-2020 “Spark" Program Regions:
> Bay of Quinte - 2020 Winners
> Bruce County - 2019 Winners
> Bruce County (Round 2) - 2020 Winners
> Chatham-Kent - 2020 Winners
> Cornwall & SDG Counties - 2020 Winners
> Northeastern ON - 2019 Winners
> Northwest ON - 2020 Winners
> Sarnia-Lambton - 2020 Winners
> Windsor Essex - 2018 Winners
The "Spark" Program includes:
Selected applicants will receive:
All program applicants are invited to join our "Spark" community of tourism innovators, idea makers, partners and supporters for special networking events, one-on-one's, and development workshops.
Interested in launching the "Spark" Program in your region?
Interested in being a mentor and supporting start-up tourism initiatives?
Please contact Justin Lafontaine, Program Lead at email@example.com or 416-712-8819 for more information.
Learn more about the Tourism Innovation Lab
- Home Base -
Tourism Innovation Lab
c/o University of Windsor - EPICentre
2455 Wyandotte St W, Windsor, ON, Canada N9B 3B3
1-844-455-0325 toll-free / 416-712-8819