3. How projects are assessed
Projects are assessed based on the information provided by applicants. Although FedDev Ontario may engage applicants directly on outstanding questions or issues, applicants are advised to submit a complete and thorough application.
Complete applications are reviewed and assessed based on multiple criteria, including:
- Alignment with the Canada 365: Welcoming the World. Every Day. The Federal Tourism Growth Strategy.
- Consistency with Tourism Growth Program priorities.
- Increased economic benefits of the new or expanded tourism activity(ies) to the region, and your business or organization.
- Quality of the project plan (including budget) and capacity to undertake the project (managerial operational and financial capacity). If you are a business, this will include your ability to repay the contribution.
- Degree of risk.
In addition to the quality of your application, FedDev Ontario reserves the right to base funding decisions on the geographic breadth, representation and diversity of its projects.
Applicants will also be assessed for their compliance with applicable legislation and regulatory requirements/permit requirements. Refer to the Application Guide (For-Profit Applicants) or the Application Guide (Not-for-Profit Applicants) for more details.
What results are expected?
Your project proposal should help us strengthen southern Ontario’s tourism industry. To contribute to this goal, projects will:
- create and maintain jobs
- grow business revenue
- produce new tourism products
- increase domestic and international tourism volumes
- leverage funding from other project partners
Refer to the Application Guide (For-Profit Applicants) or the Application Guide (Not-for-Profit Applicants) for more information on project indicators and expected results. Applicants will be required to quantify and substantiate their expected results, and if approved, later report on these results.