Algonquin, Ottawa Tourism partner to launch free Indigenous Tourism Entrepreneurship Training

September 23, 2020
Algonquin College and Ottawa Tourism have partnered to offer free Indigenous Tourism Entrepreneurship Training. The 10-week online training program will provide Indigenous learners with business start-up skills training, market-readiness tools, and access to Ottawa’s tourism ecosystem. The content of the program was developed by Indigenous entrepreneurs and subject matter experts. “Where the DARE District has the capacity and the experience to undertake learning in an Indigenized environment, our partners at Ottawa Tourism have the expertise on what makes for a strong tourism experience,” says Ron McLester, Algonquin’s Vice President of Truth, Reconciliation and Indigenization. “Together, we can provide Indigenous entrepreneurs and learners who are interested in starting their own tourism business with the tools necessary for success.” The initiative was funded by the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario.  Algonquin | Ottawa Tourism | Ottawa Matters (ON)