Bill 139: Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act

January 4, 2018

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Notification of Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 Receiving Royal Assent Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act (which included amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act, the review for which TIAO participated in over the past year) received Royal Assent on… Read more »

Terroirnomics: The Powerful Economics of Local

December 18, 2017

Join us at the Terroir Symposium to gain practical knowledge, grow your professional network and glean inspiration from the community powered by the economics of local. Together we’ll learn how our terroir supports economic profitability, a healthy corporate culture, environmental sustainability and vibrant communities wherever you may stand. The 12th annual Terroir Symposium promises to… Read more »

Sport Event Congress 2018

December 15, 2017

CSTA   For the first time Sport Events Congress will be hosted on the east coast when SEC18 will be one of the first events held at the brand new Halifax Convention Centre in Nova Scotia from March 7-9, 2018. The program once again brings together the foremost minds in sport tourism and event hosting…. Read more »

AODA compliance: are you ready to file your report?

December 15, 2017

Hicks Morley   Under the AODA, organizations are regularly required to provide an update on their progress in becoming compliant with the legislation and its regulations. This year, all organizations in Ontario who have more than 20 employees are required to file an Accessibility Compliance Report by December 31, 2017. Compliance reports must be completed… Read more »

Inviting hospitality employers to join the ALiGN job matching system

December 15, 2017

OTEC   The Ontario Tourism and Education Corporation (OTEC) in partnership with ORHMA has launched the ALiGN Network, the most progressive workforce development model in Canada to address the labour shortages Ontario is facing for front line hospitality roles. Access to this new candidate assessment and job matching system is available at no cost for… Read more »

Understanding Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017

December 15, 2017

ORHMA   Although most provisions of Bill 148 come into force on January 1, 2018, employers must be prepared to comply with the new legislative requirements as many provisions of Bill 148 are now in effect. Employers must: Undergo a review and revision process of all employment policies Review employee job offers and employment contracts… Read more »

Ontario passes legislation to build better communities and conserve watersheds

December 15, 2017

Ministry of Municipal Affairs   The Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 will replace the Ontario Municipal Board with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and help ensure that proceedings before the tribunal are faster, fairer and more affordable. The new legislation will also create the free Local Planning Appeal Support Centre, which will provide people… Read more »

2018-2019 advertising & collaborative marketing opportunities

December 15, 2017

Destination Ontario DIGITAL 2018-19 Content Marketing Cost-share with Destination Ontario as part of a social content & native co-marketing partnership to generate leads to your website and raise the profile of your tourism product or experience. Destination Ontario will work with you to curate two pieces of your owned content (eg. Blog and /or video content) that… Read more »

Ontario Tourism performance – fall 2017

December 15, 2017

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Border crossings from the U.S.A. to Ontario increased 3.7%, with same-day crossings up 0.3% and overnight crossings up 6.8%. Entries from overseas markets to Ontario grew 16.7%. Ontario hotel occupancy rose 2.0 percentage points to 71.3%. Employment in Ontario’s tourism-related industries declined 0.2%. Ontario’s Travel Price Index increased 2.4%…. Read more »