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Indigenous Tourism BC to Distribute $5 Million through BC Indigenous Tourism Recovery Fund

Coast Salish Territories / Vancouver, BC (February 2, 2021): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC), in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, is distributing $5 million to local Indigenous tourism businesses through the BC Indigenous Tourism Recovery Fund. The fund offers grants of up to $45,000 to support businesses navigate the ongoing economic impacts […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 202148 Views

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Pulling Together to Support Indigenous Tourism Businesses in BC’s Interior Region

Indigenous Tourism BC, Indigenous Services Canada, and the BC Aboriginal Financial Institutions have pulled together in partnership to support Indigenous Community Owned Tourism Businesses in BC through the Indigenous Community Business Fund. This 5 Million Dollar fund supports the BC Indigenous Tourism Industry as a vital part of the economy both within Indigenous Communities and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202141 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Waives Stakeholder Fees for 2021

Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) understands Indigenous tourism operators in British Columbia require support in their continued response to the impacts of COVID-19. As part of our commitment to assist recovery for our Stakeholders, ITBC has waived 2020/2021 Stakeholder membership fees for Market- and Export-ready BC Indigenous tourism businesses. As an ITBC Stakeholder, you receive access […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202148 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Unveils Three-Year Indigenous Alignment Strategy

Strategy will support recovery through COVID-19 and beyond Coast Salish Territories / Vancouver, BC : Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) has unveiled its Indigenous Alignment Strategy 2021-2024, a three-year plan to rebuild and grow BC’s Indigenous tourism sector through COVID-19 and beyond. The plan outlines the immediate and future activities, and will increase alignment between ITBC […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202150 Views

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B.C. commits $105 million to support tourism sector

Dec. 22, 2020 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is responding to the recommendations of the Tourism Task Force by creating a dedicated relief funding stream to quickly support people and businesses in B.C.’s tourism sector. “This has been the most challenging year that people working in the tourism sector have ever faced, and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 22, 202062 Views

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Tourism Task Force: Update on Progress and Final Report

Since our appointment in September, the Tourism Task Force has been working diligently to deliver our final report to the B.C. government. And I am pleased to say that yesterday we delivered our final report to the Honourable Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport—well ahead of our December 31 commitment. The immediacy […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202046 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Specialist Hired for Northern BC

Under a renewed Memorandum of Understanding, Northern British Columbia Tourism Association (NBCTA) and Indigenous Tourism British Columbia (ITBC) are delighted to announce the hiring of a new Regional Indigenous Tourism Specialist dedicated to northern British Columbia. After an extensive search, Jolene Sampare was hired for the role. Jolene Sampare HIway’ Ksim Gisk’aast niiy’ ii wilps […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 202061 Views

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Building a stronger B.C. today, boosting tourism’s future

VICTORIA – The Province is investing in communities today to help B.C.’s tourism sector recover when they can safely welcome visitors again. “We know these are challenging times, and we appreciate the sacrifice everyone is making to flatten the curve,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “This investment in local tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 202033 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC: Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant

December 9, 2020 Indigenous Tourism BC is working closely with the Indigenous Business and Investment Council, the Ministry Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness and Destination BC to ensure access for Indigenous tourism businesses to this new funding opportunity – the Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant. The new grant program is part of the government’s […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 202046 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Celebrates a Successful First Virtual Annual General Meeting

November 27, 2020 Coast Salish Territories, November 25th, 2020 – Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) held its first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting on November 25, 2020.  ITBC hosted this digital event from the shared traditional territory of the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Squamish Nations. Indigenous tourism businesses and industry partners from across BC gathered on Zoom to celebrate Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 202056 Views

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