RTO7's Implementation Programs Accepting Applications

RTO7's Implementation Programs Accepting Applications
Applications are still being accepted for our implementation programs. Check out the list in the blog post for more information, deadlines and application links.

Some tips:
  • If you've already invested your own funds in one of the categories below, you can leverage those expenses (receipts required) for more funding from RTO7.
  • Have questions? Contact information can be found on each program page.
  • Apply as soon as possible - funds are allocated on a "first come, first served" basis until the programs are fully subscribed or the deadline, whichever comes first.

Festival Implementation Program (FIP)
This program has been designed to assist well-established and regional/emerging festivals to achieve at least one of the following: increase visitor spending, help reduce overcrowding in areas experiencing capacity issues, increase length of stay and/or increase return visits to BruceGreySimcoe. Media buys are managed by RTO7's Agency of Record (The Aber Group Inc.). For detailed information on the program, criteria and application form, visit this page. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2022.

Operations Implementation Program (OIP)
Designed to assist stakeholders in BruceGreySimcoe with social media marketing, operational expenses can be leveraged into a 4-week advertising campaign. Eligible expenses include mortgage payments, rent, insurance, inventory purchases, etc. Media buys are managed by RTO7's Agency of Record (The Aber Group Inc.). Find more information on this page, including guidelines and application form. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2022.

Sustainable Tourism Implementation Program (SIP)
If you want to promote a new sustainable product, experience or initiative for your tourism business, BruceGreySimcoe can help with supporting a social media marketing campaign. Examples include a new “shoulder season” experience, implementation of a green initiative to fight climate change or an experience that instills a sense of community pride. Media buys are managed by RTO7's Agency of Record (The Aber Group Inc.). Need more info? Visit this page for more details, guidelines, and application form. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2022. 

Tourism Implementation Program (TIP)
If, as a tourism stakeholder in BruceGreySimcoe, you’ve invested in a new product or experience and want to promote it, RTO7 can help. To be eligible, applicants need to demonstrate how the investment has contributed to one of these four objectives: improve quality and sustainability, reduced seasonality, increased visitor spending or length of stay and expanded to or developed a new target market. Media buys are managed by RTO7's Agency of Record (The Aber Group Inc.). Read more about this program on this page.  Deadline to apply is January 31, 2022. 

To learn more about other programs offered by RTO7, visit our Programs Page.  COVID Recovery Support can be found on our Resources Page.

Views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the blog comments section belong solely to the comments' authors and are not necessarily those of Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RTO7), its Board of Directors or its staff.

Ginny Henry
Hi Helene,

An email has been sent to you regarding your request.

Thank you.
1/12/2022 8:51:00 AM
Helene Kitching
I would like to speak to someone in regards to tourism.

Thank you
Helene Kitching
1/11/2022 9:41:30 PM
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