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January 15, 2021 – Applications for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant opened today, which is designed to help small businesses that are required to close or significantly restrict services under the Province-wide shutdown. Click here for more information.

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– 2021 ACTA Advocacy Priorities
– Member Alerts & Press Releases

Ready to Travel – Your Reopening Toolkit
– ACTA Ready to Travel Webinars/Podcasts
– Government Resources
– Human Resource Programs
– Government Financial Aid Programs
 COVID-19 Member Newsletter Updates
Other Business Programs

WEBINAR: ACTA’s 2021 Advocacy Updates, Latest Developments and Response to Crisis
Tue, Jan 19, 2021 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST

As we plan for a stronger 2021, please join ACTA’s President Wendy Paradis and Vice President Heather Craig-Peddie to get an update on ACTA’s advocacy priorities including actions in response to our industry crisis, government travel advisories, vaccines, border restrictions and testing protocols. Learn about the latest Travel Industry lobbying developments with government along with a recap of financial relief programs delivered by Mike Libbey, BBA, Senior Accountant, from Your Bottom Line Accounting Firm, to aide you and your travel business.

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ACTA Covid-19 Lobby & Advocacy
Significant lobbying will need to continue in the coming months while we work through the COVID-19 crisis to ensure Travel Agencies, their employees, and independent contractors are a priority.

Recent government lobby campaign

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2021 bring hope and disappointing developments for travel industry as second wave of COVID takes hold
As 2020 came to an end, there seemed to be some light ahead with the start of the vaccine roll out and various pilot projects underway with rapid testing through select Canadian airports.

However, the start of 2021 brought another blow to the industry-- and to Travel Agents --from the federal government – a pre-boarding testing requirement announced on New Year’s Eve with only a week to prepare.

ACTA was very disappointed by the complete lack of consultation with the travel industry as to the feasibility of this plan.

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ACTA’s mission is to foster the success and prosperity of our travel agency members. Our most supportive partners, ACTA Corporate Partners, invest their time and resources in order to support ACTA’s vision of a healthy and vibrant retail travel industry where the Travel Agent is recognized as an expert resource. Proud Partners understand that Travel Agents are essential to their success.