Destination Northern Ontario Industry Leader Awards

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The Northern Ontario Industry Leader Awards recognize excellence in the province's tourism industry. Recipients provide outstanding leadership, exemplify best business practices, innovative marketing and deliver tourism experiences that contribute to the success of Ontario's tourism industry, which generates over $36 billion in economic activity and supporting more than 400,000 jobs.

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Award Categories

Click APPLY to download an application form.  Once completed, applications can be emailed to: communications@destinationnorthernontario.ca.

Industry
Leader

Marketing & Communications

This award recognizes an organization or individual who contributes to Ontario's tourism industry through impacting partnerships, marketing activities, communications and media relations.

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Leader

Tourism innovator of the year

This award recognizes an organization or individual that created a new innovative product, policy or service to promote and enhance tourism in their local community, region or the province of Ontario.

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Leader

Investment
Attraction

This award is presented to a municipality or organization that has demonstrated exceptional research, tactics and partnerships to help in the effort to attract tourism businesses to the region through significant infrastructure and economic development opportunities.

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Leader

Product Development

This award recognizes an organization, individual or business that has implemented an innovative new product or enhancement to a product that has contributed to the success of the business, and has positively impacted the tourism industry in Ontario.

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Leader

Workforce Development & Industry Training

 This award recognizes an organization, individual or business that has demonstrated a clear commitment to the development of their workforce. The awards underscore the role training and development plays in driving Ontario's economic growth and prosperity.

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Leader

COVID-19 Response
& recovery

This award recognizes a business, organization or individual that has moved through the crisis demonstrating leadership, found ways to adapt, and thoughtfully implemented creative strategies to limit these impacts and set the stage for a vibrant recovery.

PREVIOUS
AWARD WINNERS

 A big congratulations to all of our previous finalists and award winners! To see last year's  award winners, please click the link below.

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INFORMATION

If you have any questions about nominations or have any difficulties submitting your nomination, please email us.