RTPA - Funding Program in Tourism

First Call for Projects – New Eeyou Istchee Regional Tourism Partnership Agreement – 2017-2020

Eeyou Istchee Tourism is announcing the first call for projects to be held within the 2017-2020 Regional Tourism Partnership Agreement (RTPA). The RTPA is a funding program designed to help local partners and businesses carry out projects to develop the regional tourism offer, in accordance with the development priorities set out in the Plan de développement de l’industrie touristique du Québec 2012-2020. The partners in the RTPA are Eeyou Istchee Tourism, Tourisme Québec, the Cree Nation Government and the Société de développement de la Baie-James.

The deadline to submit a project in this first Call for projects is October 27, 2017 (EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 3, 2017).

“We are really proud to announce this first call for projects of the 3-year program, designed to support the development, improvement and overall structure of tourism in Eeyou Istchee. We are looking forward to receiving proposals from the communities and the entrepreneurs interested in investing with us in their local tourism development”, says Robin McGinley, Executive Director of Eeyou Istchee Tourism.

The projects submitted must be of a structuring nature and contribute to the enhancement and expansion of the regional tourism offer. The projects submitted must meet the following objectives: promote the development of a unique, complementary and sustainable tourism offer and stimulate regional economies by creating employment, increasing the number of visitors and growing the tourism revenues.

The financial assistance under the RTPA constitutes a grant and, as such, it is a non-refundable contribution. For each project, the beneficiary must invest a minimum of 10% of the total project cost. Cree communities, businesses and entities are eligible for funding. The categories of eligible projects include: tourist attractions, activities, equipment; accommodations, festivals and events; studies and consulting services and projects that help structure our regional tourism offer.

For more information or assistance, please contact our Product Development Officer:

Louise Séguin, Product Development Officer
Eeyou Istchee Tourism
Office:    1 888 268-2682 or 1 (418) 745-2220, # 4230;
Cell phone: (418) 929-5949

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