Partnership Support Program

By mmuise

DMC's Partnership Support Program provides support to tourism organizations who are working through the pandemic to keep their business open and facilitating projects for the recovery and revitalization of the visitor economy in Markham.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 20% of the project cost to a maximum of $10,000. The level of support will be determined case-by-case, based on the strength and requirements of the project.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

Applicants must:

  • be businesses/organizations in the Tourism & Hospitality sector, including:
    a) hotels, accommodations, food & beverage;
    b) sports and cultural facilities and events;
    c) conferences & meetings;
    d) festivals, events, attractions.
  • propose projects that take place in the City of Markham and make a contribution to the awareness, and growth of the visitor economy.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. read and complete the following documents:

a) DMC Partnership Application Outline;

b) DMC Partnership Application Form.

2. email the application as an attachment to the Destination Markham team at

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit the completed application form including:
1. a project brief describing the project and how it will fit with one or more of DMC’s priorities and the eligibility criteria;
2. a Project Budget using the provided template (Appendix II);
3. a Completed Project Work Plan and Marketing Recognition (Appendix III);
4. a Signed Attestation – Appendix IV;
5. Financial Statements – previous 2 years (audited);
6. Proof of Insurance – Certificate of Insurance: Minimum $2 million General Commercial Liability insurance coverage.

Other Things to Note:

Application must be submitted no later than: Second Intake – November 1st, 2023 – For the period of January to May 2024.

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