The Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab and its “Spark” Mentorships and Grants Program were officially launched this week in Windsor Essex! The “Spark” Program Application Guide is now online at www.tourisminnovation.ca. Applications are being accepted until August 1, 2018 from individuals (18 years and older), micro/small businesses (0-10 employees) and non-profit organizations (0-10 employees) based in the City of Windsor and/or the County of Essex. Selected applicants/program participants will receive: – 3-month mentorship with a recognized tourism innovator and/or industry mentor – $3,000 “Spark” grant – Access to a support network of tourism innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders – Guide outlining other resources and support services provided by our partners All program applicants will be invited to join our “Spark” community of tourism innovators, idea makers, partners and supporters for special networking events, one-on-one’s, and development workshops. Stay tuned for updates! Your help in promoting the program to your members, stakeholders, and community is very much appreciated! Please find attached the Media Release, promo card, and social media ads – feel free to use any in your newsletters, referrals, social media, and other promotional channels. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will keep you posted on our progress. We look forward to hearing about the next great tourism ideas for Windsor Essex.