Covid-19 Communications Updates

TO KEEP INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS INFORMED ON RTO12 EFFORTS TO SUPPORT SMEs during the Covid-19 crisis, we will now be holding weekly Wednesday webinars (1pm start) to update you on all work and advocacy-to-date. Please register for the weekly webinars HERE. Industry surveys will now be deployed on an as-needed basis.

Media Inquiries

RTO12’s Executive Director, James Murphy, is available for interviews and to answer media inquiries on an irregular basis due to the urgency of work being done by the RTO. If you would like to schedule an interview, please contact Kate Monk, Senior Director of Strategy & Communications, at

Tourism Operator Inquiries

Senior staff welcomes direct outreach from tourism operators regarding the Covid-19 development.

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For information on and updates from the Ontario Government on their management of the Covid-19 situation, click here:

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Social Enterprise Catalyst Housing: Concept Research & Report

Click Here to view RFP 2020 Social Enterprise Catalyst Housing: Concept Research & Report

Executive Summary:
A New Housing Model to Serve the Regional Tourism Industry

In an effort to create a steady influx of industry workers to our region, RTO12 seeks to overcome one of the biggest obstacles for acquiring entry-level employees in particular: the lack of affordable housing.
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