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The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is recognized by government as the voice of tourism.

At TIAO we work on behalf of our membership, collectively representing
200,000 businesses and 400,000 employees, to take on pressing policy issues that impact the Ontario tourism industry.

We advocate the importance of tourism as an economic driver and job creator in order to serve the interests of Ontario’s diverse tourism industry and business community.

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Request for Proposals: Elevating Ontario Experiences

TIAO is seeking proposals from qualified firms to design and execute a series of one-on-one consultations and workshops that will provide Ontario tourism operators with customized strategies and tangible next steps to build tourism capacity in potential growth areas including winter/shoulder season development.

RFP for Regions 1 to 11

RFP for Regions 12 & 13

A Three Fires Collaborative Quest

TIAO, in collaboration with Indigenous Tourism Ontario and OTEC, is now accepting applications for A Three Fires Collaborative Quest Program - a program designed to fill critical gaps within the industry and encourage recovery and growth of the province’s tourism workforce by bringing awareness of opportunities to potential Indigenous employees.

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Recent Blogs

Advocacy in Action
August 4, 2022

This week, we submitted TIAO’s contribution to the Federal Tourism Growth Strategy. Our contribution addressed the consultation’s focus areas...Read More

Advocacy in Action
July 28, 2022

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working hard in preparation for the 2022 conference of the Association of Municipalities Ontario ...Read More


What does it mean to make a business accessible? How do you do it? Are the considerations for staff and patrons different or do they overlap? This workshop addresses all of these questions and more. Beginning with a very brief overview of the AODA and resources to support compliance, the workshop addresses accessibility throughout the hiring and employment process, as well as storefronts for customers, and communication in digital media (websites, documents, etc.).

Register now and join us on August 23 to learn more!

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