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Canada's Regional Development Agencies (RDA): Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

If you are a tourism operator or small or medium-sized business or organization that has received RDA funding and COVID-19 is affecting your operations, you are encouraged to contact your local RDA office at the number below. Your local RDA office can review your situation and provide guidance.

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provides financial contributions (interest-free loans) to help support fixed operating costs of SMEs, where business revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

As municipal officials begin to allow small groups of people to gather in public even while the fight against COVID-19 continues, there is a tremendous need for guidance how small events and venues can reopen as safely as possible under these incredibly challenging circumstances.  In response, the Event Safety Alliance today released The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide. 

Provincial and Regional Tourism Agencies

  • Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation
    Provincially mandated Regional Tourism Organization for Southwestern Ontario, also known as Region 1. The region is publicly branded as ‘Ontario’s Southwest’.
    SWOTC works with 10 Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) and tourism industry stakeholders across our region to develop and promote Ontario’s Southwest as a vibrant and prosperous tourism region. 
  • Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
    The association has created this dedicated section with updates on COVID-19. 
  • Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab
    Along with Hackforge, the Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab has recently partnered with WEtech Alliance to launch a Digital Shift virtual workshop series for the tourism sector. Check out their website for Tourism + Tech programs and events. 
  • Chatham-Kent Tourism
    The Chatham-Kent Tourism team, as part of Community Attraction & Promotion, have developed some online materials for the local industry. Be sure to follow them on social media @LivingCK.