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TIAO advocates on behalf of Ontario's tourism industry to position the sector for growth.


TIAO has successfully worked on securing a prize freeze for Tourism Oriented Directional Signage, amendments to the Employment Standards Act (Bill 47), the development of an industry wide dealer plate for the recreational industry in Ontario, influencing the Ontario Housing Supply Action Plan, and we are currently working on many more active files.

TIAO is well positioned to deliver results to its membership on several key objectives

  • Raising the profile and economic importance of the tourism and hospitality industry with governments, media and the public
  • Providing industry input and perspective on government policy that has the potential to impact the tourism and hospitality industry
  • Working with other tourism industry organizations to respond in a timely manner to critical issues as they arise
  • Advocating to all levels of government to invest more resources in the tourism and hospitality industry
  • Providing timely information to member organizations on important information and developments impacting the industry

Who do we talk to?

  • Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

  • Office of the Premier

  • Ministry of Finance

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade 

  • Ministry of Education 

  • Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

  • Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 

  • Ministry of Government and Consumer Services 

  • Ministry of Infrastructure

  • Ministry of Labour 

  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 

  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry 

  • Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

  • Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities 

  • Ministry of Transportation

  • Opposition Parties including leaders and critics

Current Issues Agenda

  • 2019 Provincial Budget
  • Cannabis Legislation (In the Workplace)
  • Commercial Electricity Prices 
  • Conservation Authorities Act 
  • Housing 
    • Bill 108, More Homes, More Choices Act, 2019
  • Modernizing Ontario's Environmental Assessment Program 
  • Municipal Accommodation Tax
  • Ontario Immigration Act
  • Ontario Tourism Strategy 
  • Pay Transparency, Requirement to Report 
  • Transportation 

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