Membership Benefits

It’s good for your business and good for Eeyou Istchee

Aboriginal tourism is a fast-growing industry throughout Canada and as a consequence it offers great potential for the development of Cree owned and operated individual tourism businesses in Eeyou Istchee. This economic potential cuts across all sectors of the tourism industry and it includes a wide number of business development options and opportunities. Although outfitting continues to be the engine for Cree tourism in Eeyou Istchee the coming years are bound to experience a rapid growth in cultural, adventure and eco-tourism as well.

As the tourism industry continues to develop and grow, we need to make sure that tourism in Eeyou Istchee remains true to Cree culture.We also need to provide real economic benefits for the Cree Nation as a whole. And that is what COTA has been doing since it was created over 30 years ago. We’re committed to preserve our culture and generate economic benefits. And that spirit still motivates us today.

Do you own an outfitting camp, hotel, restaurant or other tourism related business? Then you can play an important role in this dynamic industry. By becoming a member of COTA / EIT, you get access to resources that help you:

  • Attract more travellers and tourists
  • Grow your tourism business
  • Generate social and economic benefits in Eeyou Istchee

Tourism provides an opportunity to build a business that can incorporate hundreds of years of Cree knowledge and skills linked to the use of the land waters and wildlife resources.As the tourism industry continues to evolve, it is hoped that more and more Crees will take advantage of this potential to build new livelihoods for themselves, their families and their communities.

COTA / EIT invite you to get involved. It’s one of the best decisions you can make for your tourism business.

Membership is an INVESTMENT