“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 innovation mentor and provide a source of financial support to help take your great new tourism idea to the next level of development or implementation.
2019 "Spark" Program Regions*:
Bruce County - 2019 Application Intake Now Closed
Bay of Quinte - To Be Announced
Chatham-Kent - Program Launch October 2019
Mississauga - To Be Announced
Northeastern Ontario - Program Launch September 19, 2019
Windsor Essex - 2018 Winners; Round 2 To Be Announced
*Stay tuned for updates on additional regions.
The 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.
- Home Base -
Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab
c/o University of Windsor - EPICentre
2455 Wyandotte St W, Windsor, ON N9B 3B3
1-844-455-0325 toll-free / 416-712-8819