RTPA - Funding Program in Tourism

Eeyou Istchee Tourism is happy to announce a second call for projects in the 2017-2020 Regional Tourism Partnership Agreement (RTPA) Funding Program.

The next deadline to submit requests for funding is on February 27, 2018, with the decisions of the Management Committee to be announced to promoters in May 2018.

Any application received after February 27 will be analyzed only within the 3rd call for projects in September 2018.


The RTPA program is a 3 year program (2017-2020). Grants are available for promoters who wish to develop new products / services or expand their operations or infrastructures.

The projects have to be tourism-related and aim at developing quality products and sustainability.

“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 (418) 745-2220, Ext. 4230
Cell:        418 929-5949

RTPA Application for funding

Promoter’s Guide