Industry Listing, Submission.

Deadline: Tuesday, December 1st at 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

We will accept applications on an ongoing basis until the program closes on Tuesday, December 1st at 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).


The Reconnect Festival and Event Program offers non-capital funding to in-person and online events in Ontario that:

  • provide experiences that encourage people to travel locally and rediscover the beauty and diversity of their community
  • draw attendees and provide positive economic impact for the local community, the region and the province
  • create job opportunities for Ontarians, particularly in the tourism, culture and entertainment sectors
  • increase Ontario’s profile through media and/or broadcast exposure to generate interest in future travel to the province once it is safe to do so again


Eligible organizations must:

  • be Ontario-based with legal status for one year or longer, as of the date of submitting the application. For example, those that are:
    • established by or under legislation
    • federally or provincially incorporated
    • band councils established under the Indian Act
    • other Indigenous organizations that are incorporated
  • not be in default of the terms and conditions of any grant or loan agreement with any ministry or agency of the Government of Ontario (for example, Ontario Trillium Foundation)

In addition, your event must meet all of the following requirements:

  • take place between August 12, 2020 and March 31, 2021
  • must occur in the province of Ontario if it is an in-person event
  • have a total cash operating budget of at least $50,000
  • be open to the public at large without membership in a club or group
  • follow all municipal and provincial guidelines, including health and safety guidelines

Organizations that are approved for funding will enter into a Transfer Payment Agreement with the province.

Program guidelines

Reconnect Festival and Event Program 2020-2021 – Application guide


For any program-related questions, you can consult with your regional tourism advisor or email

Apply for funding

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