The Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF) supports communities across Canada as they create and enhance tourism products, facilities and experiences. Delivered through Canada’s Regional Development Agencies(RDAs), this two-year Fund helps Canada’s tourism sector innovate and grow by providing targeted investments based on regional priorities.

Eligible projects and events

Investments made through the CEF will focus on supporting:

  • winter and shoulder-season;
  • Indigenous;
  • inclusiveness, especially for the LGBTQ2 community;
  • rural and remote communities; and
  • farm-to-table, also known as culinary tourism.

Eligible CEF proponents could be non-profits, for-profit businesses, local governments, local development agencies, or any other organizations, provided they are in line with the relevant RDA’s contribution programs and related terms and conditions.

How to apply

  • Project proposals will be assessed according to the terms and conditions of existing RDA programs.
  • Visit your Regional Development Agency to find out more or to apply.