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Tourism Digital Assistance Program - Communities

It is important for visitors to know about the incredible things happening in communities. The Tourism Digital Assistance Program - Communities helps effectively promote local communities as a travel destination, attract visitors and encourage spending. The program will cover up to $15,000 in services and online tools to bridge the digital gap to better attract and serve visitors.

The program expands on the successful Tourism Digital Assistance Program for businesses in partnership with Digital Nova Scotia.

Eligible services include:

  • Website Design & Development
  • Data Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Copywriting
  • Audio & Podcast Services
  • Branding & Design
  • Ecommerce
  • Online Booking
  • Photography & Videography (up to $2,500) 

How to Participate

The program is open to Nova Scotia municipalities, chambers of commerce, regional tourism marketing organizations, or membership-based organizations with a focus on tourism.

Digital Nova Scotia will help participants determine what services are required to improve their visibility online or offer digital services like ecommerce and online booking and match them with a qualified digital service provider.

Applications for the 2024-25 Tourism Digital Assistance Program - Communities are now closed. Please subscribe to our industry newsletter for other program opportunities.


If you are a business or organization focused on promoting a specific location/attraction, please consider applying for the Tourism Digital Assistance Program.

Program Contact

For more information about the Tourism Digital Assistance Program - Communities or the application process, please contact:

Leena Roy Chowdhury
Planning and Development Officer

Digital Nova Scotia

Our Partner

Tourism Nova Scotia is delivering the Tourism Digital Assistance Program-Communities in partnership with Digital Nova Scotia. Digital Nova Scotia is the industry association for Nova Scotia’s $2.5 billion ICT and digital technologies sector, representing over 380 members, including start-ups, small and medium enterprises, multinational corporations, government, post-secondary institutions, and more.

Program Partners for 2023-24
  • Campground Owners Association of Nova Scotia
  • Conseil Economique de Cheticamp Economic Council
  • Snowmobilers Association of Nova Scotia
  • Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse
  • South Shore Tourism Cooperative
  • Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network
  • Valley Regional Enterprise Network
  • Taste of Nova Scotia
  • Village of Baddeck
  • Downtown Truro Partnership
  • We'koqma'q First Nation
  • ArtWorks East
  • East Hants and Districts Chamber of Commerce
  • Hubbards and Area Business Association
  • Sheet Harbour and Area Chamber of Commerce & Civic Affairs
  • Inns of Nova Scotia Association
  • Glooscap First Nation Economic Development Corporation (Glooscap Ventures)
Program Partners for 2022-23
  • Antigonish Tourism Association
  • Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative
  • Cliffs of Fundy Geopark
  • Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse
  • Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shore (DEANS)
  • Digby Area Tourism Association
  • Discover the Strait
  • Eastern Passage and Area Business Association
  • Farmers Markets of NS
  • Fortress of Louisbourg Association (on behalf of
  • Mabou and District Community Development Association
  • Municipality of the District of Guysborough / Tourism Guysborough County Association
  • South Shore Tourism Cooperative
  • Town of Annapolis Royal
  • Town of Lunenburg
  • Town of Pictou
  • Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association (YASTA)