Tourisme Montréal offers two main financial assistance programs.

This tool kit gives you detailed information, deadlines and contact information for each program:

  • Assistance Program for Events and Festivals
  • EPRT Assistance Program (Regional Tourism Partnership Agreement)


Tourisme Montréal has managed an assistance program for events and festivals for two decades. On the lookout for trends and best practices in international events, Tourisme Montréal fosters, through its event assistance program, Montréal’s festival ecosystem, which offers a cultural and sporting experience that meets the changing and varied tastes of visitors, and thus increases its tourism appeal.

The financial assistance granted by Tourisme Montréal is intended for festivals, museum exhibitions, and events that show strong tourism performance. In this context, financial assistance for festivals, exhibitions and tourism events must be leveraged not only for major events and museum exhibitions of an international, national, and pan-Québec character, but also for festivals that are likely to retain a Québec clientele and that have the potential required to contribute to the next generation of tourism events.

For more information :
Stéphanie Laurin  - Manager − Cultural tourism
514 844-1666  /


The Entente de partenariat régional en tourisme (Regional Tourism Partnership Agreement) reflects the common desire of the Ministry of Tourism (MTO) and Tourisme Montréal to work with local partners and businesses to carry out regional tourism development projects.

There are four categories of projects eligible for the EPRT:

  • Attractions, activities, and equipment
  • Studies
  • Structuring of the regional tourism offer
  • Advisory services

Tourisme Montréal receives requests for financial assistance on a continuous basis. However, the deadlines and analysis periods for the files are as follows:


  • The deadline to apply to the EPRT is June 14, 2018 for a response in early September.
  • The deadline to apply to the EPRT is October 12, 2018 for a response at the end of January 2019.
  • The deadline to apply to the EPRT is February 25, 2019 for a response in early May.


  • The deadline to apply to the EPRT is June 28, 2019 for a response in early September.
  • The deadline to apply to the EPRT is February 24, 2020 for a response in early May.

For more information:
Sarah Justine Leduc-Villeneuve
- Manager – Product Development and hospitality
514-844-8999 /

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