Info Sessions Being Held for 2021 Reconnect Festival and Event Program

Posted by Ginny Henry | March 22, 2021 | applications open, information sessions, Ontario, Reconnect Program 2021
Info Sessions Being Held for 2021 Reconnect Festival and Event Program
The 2021 Reconnect Festival and Event Program has launched for eligible festivals taking place between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022.

Over the last year, festival and event organizers have taken innovative approaches to develop and deliver alternative programming while incorporating enhanced health and safety measures. These innovative ideas are creating opportunities for people across Ontario to reconnect with the beauty and diversity of their communities in new ways, whether in person or online, while providing local jobs. 

That’s why the Ontario government is investing $20 million through the 2021 Reconnect Festival and Event Program to provide support to event organizers who are finding new, exciting and engaging ways to deliver local programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For information on the program including changes to eligibility, funding priorities and program details, please see the Reconnect Festival and Event Program Application Guide.

Information Sessions

To help with the application process, online information sessions are being offered via webinar and teleconference.

To register for a session, please choose your preferred option below:
Tourism Advisors are available to assist with questions about the 2021 Reconnect Festival and Event Program application process.

The deadline to apply for the 2021 Reconnect Festival and Event Program is Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 5 p.m. (EDT).

Information about how to apply to the program is available at

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Ginny Henry
Hi Sheheryar,

According to the website, applications are now closed for the Reconnect Program. For more info, please visit Thank you.
4/23/2021 8:51:57 AM
Sheheryar Javaid

We were just made aware of this program! Is there still time to apply?

4/23/2021 7:53:27 AM
Ginny Henry
Hi Selena,
The info sessions are being hosted by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. Please contact Celebrate Ontario via this email: Thank you.
3/24/2021 10:36:02 AM
I registered but still don’t have an email link or invitation to the info session
3/24/2021 10:04:31 AM
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