Indigenous Tourism Quebec Support Plan
Phase 1: Webinar on opportunities for Indigenous tourism
On June 17, 2020 took place the free webinar "How to Seize Opportunities in a Time of Uncertainty". The discussion highlighted the opportunities for Indigenous tourism businesses and allowed the participants to plan for the future in the short to medium term. The webinar was hosted by Serge Plourde, with the participation of Marie-Josée Blanchet and Éric Dufour.
Phase 2: Consulting Initiative by Experts
The second phase offers support in managing the crisis to ensure the continuity of your organization's activities. We will put at your disposal a team of experts who could support and guide you on four targeted areas : five (5) hours of consulting services for each Indigenous tourism organizations members of ITQ. Also, each organization that will attend the webinar will be able to benefit two (2) additionnal hours with a team of experts :
- Human Resource Management
- Financial Management
- Legal Services
- General Consulting Services
Please note that you can also select your own expert (who must be approved by ITQ beforehand). In this case, you can contact Marie-Pierre Lainé by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with his/her name and contact details.
Phase 3: Digital Support Program
Indigenous Tourism Quebec (ITQ) and the Conseil québécois du commerce de détail (CQCD) have decided to jointly support members in honing their digital skills and enhancing their visibility online. This program is intended for ITQ members who wish to improve their digital presence during the current global pandemic situation and update their web promotion tools and initiatives.
Please note that support will be provided to a first cohort of 30 enterprises this fall, followed by a second batch of the same size in winter. To register, simply contact Andrew Gros-Louis at email@example.com or fill out this online form.
First Part - Building a Digital Action Plan
The first part of the program will consist of the following steps:
- Assignment of an experienced digital marketing advisor and preliminary meeting to target the needs of the enterprise (20 to 30 minutes on the phone)
- Analysis of the business situation and digital capabilities (30 to 60 minutes on the phone or via teleconference)
- Development of an action plan (1 to 3 weeks)
- Training, support and strategic advice to carry out the action plan.
Second Part - Financial Support for Carrying out the Digital Action Plan
After receipt and analysis of the action plans, ITQ will set up a selection committee which will allocate the available funds to members–based on their ability–to implement the proposed initiatives. This second part could begin next October. As with phase 2 of the support plan, ITQ can also directly address the needs of its members upon the presentation of an action plan and its analysis by the committee.
Resources from the Alliance de l'industrie touristique du Québec
1. Support for organizations in the application of sanitary measures
The tourism industry has adopted a health security plan to allow businesses to operate in the context of Covid-19. The plan includes common industry measures and, in addition, those by business sector. To support all companies in applying the measures, support managers have been trained in each of the tourism associations.
Public health measures may change. It is advisable to consult them regularly.
2. Tourism purchasing center
The purchasing center was created by and for the industry and is open to all tourism businesses without exception, with no entry criteria or minimum purchases. A simple and advantageous operation for the entire industry. The more participants there is, the more it will be possible to negotiate attractive purchase prices and volume discounts.
3. Support for Quebec tourism businesses in their adaptation to the standards of health security
An amount of up to 30,000$ could be granted to you to support you in carrying out your project. This financial support will be available until funds are exhausted or at the latest until March 31, 2021. The principle of first come first served will apply.
View the eligibility criteria by clicking here.
If you have any question, contact them by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.