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Current training, resources and opportunities

As a Chatham-Kent tourism operator or stakeholder, you have access to many different resources and training opportunities. We encourage you to check back often, as we update this page based on availability. 


Photography Partnership Opportunity

Ontario's Southwest (OSW) will match up to $500 (total value is equal to $1,000) for a professional photoshoot at your business/organization. We've contracted Damian Dudek (Dudek Photography) for these photoshoots. In addition to this incredible offer, Chatham-Kent Tourism will additionally match your investment, making it only $250 for this incredible offer. 

You MUST email to receive your code prior to signing up to receive this exclusive offer.

You'll receive:

  • 60 edited digital photographs that can be used to promote your offerings.
  • Support from Chatham-Kent Tourism and Team OSW to help coordinate your photoshoots. 

Southwestern Ontario Farm Trail

Attention Farms and Farm Stands in Chatham-Kent. Become part of the collective that drives traffic to your location and benefit from continued access to one of the top consultants in the food and attraction industry, for FREE. 

The Farm Trail is a self-guided trail where people can visit and explore different farms and produce stands throughout Southwestern Ontario. It was created by Steven Hellmann, the Founder of The Foodies Group, to make it simple for the public to plan, visit, and stay up to speed on events The Farm Trail members may be organizing. 

Typsy; Workforce Excellence Training 

You and your team can learn skills from industry experts by watching bite-sized videos (most less than 5 minutes). Spaces are limited so we ask that organizations only use 3 spots at a time. If additional spaces are needed, please email

Promote Your Tourism Business Regionally 

Have your tourism business seen by thousands of visitors across Ontario on our regional tourism website, Ontario's SouthwestSubmit your request to have your tourism business listed on the website and create an account to edit your own listing at any time.

Digital Assessment

The Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre provides local businesses with a free digital assessment report including information on your online presence and how to improve it. For your free digital assessment report, contact the Small Business Centre team at 1-866-542-5994 or email

Ontario By Bike Network

Learn how you can tap into the rapidly growing cycle tourism market in Chatham-Kent and Ontario ($644M industry in 2019) by becoming a certified bicycle friendly location with Ontario By Bike. To learn more about the network visit their website

Safe Food Handling

Courses offered by Chatham-Kent Public Health both in-person, for a fee, or online, for free. Safe Food Handling testing can be completed in-person through Public Health, for a small fee, if training is completed online. Find out when the courses are available on their website.

Smart Serve

The Smart Serve responsible sales, service and delivery training program is approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Training and testing are completed online, for a fee. Smart Serve Recertification can also be completed through the online program. Visit their website to learn more about these courses.

The Workforce Planning Board

Gain insight into the current labour market and trends happening in Chatham-Kent and Ontario. Visit their website or email them for more information at