ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PARTNERS

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)
  • EDNET Assistance Program (Tourism Business Digital Development Agreement)

ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

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  / slaurin@mtl.org

EPRT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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:

2018-2019

  • 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 at the end of June*.
* Please note the response date may change depending on the number of requests submitted. Therefore, it is possible a response date changes without notice.

2019-2020

  • The deadline to apply to the EPRT is July 12, 2019 for a response in mid-December.
  • The deadline to apply to the EPRT is February 24, 2020 for a response mid-August

An application will be considered eligible when all required documents are submitted. If documents are missing, the application will get a negative recommendation.

For more information:
Sarah Justine Leduc-Villeneuve
- Manager – Product Development and hospitality
514-844-8999 / eprt@mtl.org

EDNET ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

EDNET aims to enable regional tourism associations (RTA) to support companies in their region to help them:

  • to identify the digital development challenges they face;
  • to carry out digital development projects.

EDNET is pursuing the priorities set out in Québec's Digital Strategies notably by supporting the enhancement of the digital intensity of regional tourism businesses. It also contributes to the tourism performance targets of the 2012-2020 Tourism Industry Development Plan and the 2016-2020 Action Plan.

More specifically, the projects covered by this agreement must:

  • Accelerate the development of skills sets
  • Accelerate digital transformation
  • Create innovative contents to:
    • Enhance experiences
    • Inspire and involve travellers at every stage of their journey

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 for the first call for tenders for the EDNET assistance program is May 17, 2019.
  • The deadline to apply to the second call for tenders for the EDNET assistance program is July 5, 2019.
  • The deadline to apply for the third call for tenders for the EDNET assistance program is August 5, 2019.
  • The deadline to apply for the fourth call for tenders for the EDNET assistance program is September 5, 2019.
  • The deadline to apply for the fifth call for tenders for the EDNET assistance program is October 5, 2019.
  • The deadline to apply for the sixth call for tenders for the EDNET assistance program is November 5, 2019.
  • The deadline to apply for the seventh call for tenders for the EDNET assistance program is December 5, 2019.
* Please take into consideration that a response will depend on the number of requests submitted as we receive requests continuously.

An application will be considered eligible when all required documents are submitted. If documents are missing, the application will get a negative recommendation.

Nom de la personne contact :
Sarah Justine Leduc-Villeneuve
- Gestionnaire – Accueil et développement de produits
514-844-8999 / ednet@mtl.org