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OHTO Programs

The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Recovery and Innovation Program (TRIP) is an application-based program designed to strengthen resiliency in our tourism sector in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The TRIP funding program is separated into three funding streams:

  • *NEW* TRIP – Skills Development: This stream is designed for projects that directly support tourism businesses and their employees to enhance their knowledge and skills in tourism and business development.  Applications will begin to be accepted starting September 22, 2021.
  • TRIP – Partnership Projects:  This stream is intended for collaborative projects involving two or more partners. This program offers up to $15,000 for projects that run from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
  • TRIP – Capital Projects: Geared specifically to small to medium-sized tourism businesses, this program intends to offset up to 80% of eligible capital expenses incurred to modify operations to a maximum of $20,000 in non-repayable funding.  Applications to this funding stream will be accepted beginning Jan. 15, 2021 and on an ongoing basis until Dec. 31, 2021, or until funds are depleted.