New tourism training and mentorship opportunities coming to the NWT

Aug 29 2014

YELLOWKNIFE (August 29, 2014) – New and prospective tourism operators in the Northwest Territories (NWT) now have an opportunity to be mentored by highly skilled and experienced business and tourism professionals from across Canada.

To strengthen its Tourism Business Mentorship Program, the Department of Industry Tourism and Investment (ITI) has signed an agreement with the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO), one of Canada’s leading volunteer-based development organizations.

Minister of ITI, David Ramsay, sees the agreement as an opportunity for industry growth. “This partnership is a natural fit for the tourism industry and our tourism operators are a vital part of a visitor’s experience. Through this agreement we are striving to equip our operators with the best training resources.”

The Tourism Business Mentorship Program helps resident tourism operators maximize their potential by providing an opportunity and financial support to learn business skills from experienced mentors.

The CESO strengthens economic and social wellbeing in Canada and worldwide by working cooperatively with partners to match and engage its pool of skilled and experienced Canadian volunteers.

NWT residents interested in applying for the program are invited to contact their ITI Regional Offices.

Strengthened tourism training needs were highlighted by the NWT Economic Opportunities Strategy (EOS). Through the implementation of this Strategy, the GNWT is working to realize the 17th Legislative Assembly’s goal of a diversified economy that provides opportunities to all communities and regions.


For more information, contact:

Alayna Ward
Manager, Public Affairs and Communications
Industry, Tourism and Investment
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel:         (867) 920-8696

Ulrike Komaksiutiksak
Canadian Executive Service Organization