Community Tourism Infrastructure Contribution Program

The Community Tourism Infrastructure Contribution Program (CTIC) provides funding to community governments and non-government organizations to support new and innovative tourism infrastructure projects in and around their communities.

This program is not currently accepting applications.

It is strongly recommended you speak with your Regional Tourism Officer prior to developing your proposal.

Who is eligible?

  • A municipal government, band council, economic development agency or Aboriginal organization in the NWT.

  • A non-profit society in good standing and registered in the NWT.


Successful applicants may receive up to $200,000 or 50% of project costs (whichever is less).

Costs can include:

  • Capital projects and costs.

  • Communication infrastructure.

  • Development of innovative information technology tourism products or service.

  • Planning studies or site development.

Proposals must demonstrate

  • Your organization operates on a non-profit basis and benefits the tourism industry and local economy.

  • Your project will increase the attractiveness of your community to visitors.

  • Your project enhances partnerships between non-government community groups and the private sector.

  • There are resources available for any operating costs.

  • Your project must align with the community tourism plan (if no plan is available, you must demonstrate community support).

Costs or Fees

Applicants are required to contribute a minimum investment of 50% equity. Equity may be from personal resources, leveraged from other funding sources or both.

Required Documents

In addition to a complete and signed application form; applicants may be required to submit some or all of the following documents along with their application package.

  • A detailed project proposal

  • Budget with quotes

  • Community Tourism plan/letters of support

  • Proof of good standing under the NWT Societies Act (non-profit organizations only)

  • Certificate of your organization’s insurance.

How to Apply

It is strongly recommended that you contact your regional Tourism Development Officer to discuss your idea prior to the development of your proposal.

On the application form, please provide a brief project description (one or two sentences) as well as budget information about:

  • total project costs,

  • equity, and

  • other funding sources.

In addition to the information provided on the application form, you need to submit a complete project proposal which includes a complete budget breakdown for the proposed project, or your application will be considered incomplete and not reviewed.