The Great Waterway will be conducting workshops throughout the year. Here you can find key information about each workshop, including registration and agenda details. Presentations and other materials are linked to the agenda as soon as they are available. If you have any inquiries about logistics or registration, please contact our Operations Manager, Brianna Doyon. Want to receive updates about upcoming workshops or events in our region? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter – visit our homepage for more details! All training sessions are open to tourism businesses and operators in the RTO 9 region.
LGBTQ Inclusion Training by Travel Gay Canada – March 6, 2018
In this 3-hour interactive workshop you will explore the business case for LGBTQ inclusion in the travel industry, learn terminology, and grapple with what LGBTQ inclusive environments and customer service mean and look like in your area of service.
Annemarie Shrouder is an international speaker, corporate trainer, and consultant.
She is committed to fairness, belonging and being a little goofy. To that end, Annemarie believes in playing fair in the sandbox and that everyone should have a place at the table – not just a seat, a place, which implies that we are valuable and valued. She is passionate about challenging people to “see more”, and assisting in the creation of organizational cultures where people can learn, be all of who they are, and can thrive. Annemarie works with diversity broadly, and specializes in LGBTQ positive spaces and racial equity.
The workshop will take place from 9:00 am – noon. To reserve your spot please register. Limit of one attendee per business. Spacing is limited, deadline for registration is March 2, 2018.
Route Champlain workshop by Société Économique of Ontario – March 27, 2018
In this interactive workshop you will learn about the exciting new Route Champlain tourism product being launched in 2018-19.
Several explorers have crossed Ontario, but Samuel de Champlain, who came from France and was one of the first to make it to the territory known today as Ontario, holds a very special place. Historians consider him the father of New France thanks to his colonization and conciliation efforts throughout his career. In 1603, Champlain scoured the shores of the Atlantic and the St. Lawrence River, seeking a passage to the Orient.
This new Route Champlain, a Ministry of Tourism supported product development initiative, currently covers approximately 1400 km, and invites visitors and tourists to discover new Francophone and bilingual destinations where nature, the outdoors and history combine alongside already popular travel destinations. As of 2017, the Route Champlain has 35 certified products and is currently working with key regions to continue to develop new experiences and certify another 15 new products by the end of 2018.
To reserve your spot please register. Limit of one attendee per business. Limit of one session. Spacing is limited, deadline for registration is March 20, 2018.
2018/2019 Workshop dates are coming soon!
Itinerary/FAM Tours Workshop