What's New IN THE LAb
​APRIL/May 2020



Digital Shift Virtual Workshop Series
​for the Tourism Sector

The Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab has partnered with WEtech Alliance to launch a Digital Shift Series for the Tourism Sector.

The virtual workshops are aimed at creating sustainable digital adoption for hard-hit tourism and direct-to-consumer businesses in Ontario planning for COVID-19 recovery.

Monthly one-hour workshops will include a special “Shift Expert” conversation in addition to a mix of tangible tools and templates for take-away learning.

The Digital Shift Series has been made possible with the support of the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, and is open to small businesses in Ontario. There is no cost to attend but space is limited.

SESSION 1 - May 19 @ 3PM:
"Backyard Tourism” with Shift Experts from WindsorEats

​For more information and to register go to www.tourisminnovation.ca.


Our partner, the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), is offering complimentary membership for tourism businesses and stakeholders in 2020. Membership provides access to tourism industry resources, advocacy, research, and professional networks - especially valuable during this very challenging time.

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New "Spark" Regions Coming in 2020

The "Spark" Mentorships & Grants Program​ will be expanding to new regions across Ontario in 2020. Stay tuned for announcements. 

Building Mentorship In Ontario's Tourism Sector

Are you a recognized tourism innovator, successful entrepreneur, experienced operator, and/or industry leader?

​Join our "Spark" Mentor Network and support up-and-coming and early stage tourism innovators in Ontario by providing advice and guidance to help them take their new tourism ideas to the next level of development. Contact us at [email protected]​ for more information on the program and how you can be a mentor.

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