Community Tourism Coordinator – Want One?

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January 26, 2021

The Department of Industry tourism and Investment is now receiving applications for its Community Tourism Coordinator Program.

This program assists qualified community-owned and governance organizations in hiring and maintaining community tourism coordinators who will develop tourism products and packages in their communities.

How does it work?

 ITI will provide funding (up to a maximum of $50,000 per year) to qualified organizations to hire a community tourism coordinator for a two-year period. Coordinator positions may be seasonal. Two or more communities can jointly submit an application.

What does a Community Tourism Coordinator do?

ITI envisions tourism coordinators as a “one-stop” contact for visitors, tour operators, media, and the community for all tourism-related questions and opportunities.

In communities where they have been established, coordinators have worked with local tourism operators, and tourism support organizations to develop, enhance and provide local tourism products and packages that can be promoted to visitors.

Community tourism coordinators can also prepare marketing and promotional plans to showcase their community, and the tourism products and packages that are available.

Who can apply?

Organizations in NWT communities that are community-owned or governance organizations are qualified. This can include: 

  • Municipal councils
  • Band councils
  • Community governments
  • Land claim organizations
  • Community economic development and investment corporations
  • Chambers of Commerce

You can get more information here. Or contact the tourism officer in your local ITI regional office.

Applications are being received until February 22, 2021