“Spark" Mentorships & Grants Program
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 great new tourism idea to the next level of development or implementation.
2020-2021 "Spark" Program Regions:
> Bruce County (Round 2) - Application Intake Closed
> Chatham-Kent (Round 2) - To Be Announced
> Cornwall & SDG Counties - Application Intake Closed
> London - Application Intake Closed
> Northwest ON - Application Intake Closed
> Oxford County - Application Intake Closed
> Windsor Essex (Round 2) - Application Intake Closed
2018-2020 "Spark" Program Regions:
> Bay of Quinte - 2020 Program
> Bruce County - 2019 Winners
> Chatham-Kent - 2020 Winners
> Northeastern ON - 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-712-8819 for more information.
Learn more about the Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab
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Ontario 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