On February 8, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, announced, in collaboration with Tourism HR Canada (THRC), a series of diversity training workshops that will take place across Canada to support LGBTQ2 tourism.
THRC will work with the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to create a series of free workshops for Canadian businesses to improve visitor experiences in Pride events and festivals.
THRC will accredit operators as LGBTQ2-friendly and market ready, to help further Canada's position as one of the world's most inclusive tourist destinations.
Here is the full list of workshop dates. TIAC encourages small and medium-sized operators to take advantage of this opportunity.
Those who have attended TIAC’s free China Readiness Training workshops can attest to the value of these training programs in developing strategies for advancing tourism in Canada.