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What is an Excursion Vendor?
An excursion vendor is any organization that provides a venue or service for school excursions/field trips during instructional hours and off TDSB property. 

What are the types of excursion vendors?

  • Athletics/Outdoor Activities
  • Camp
  • Conservation Centre
  • Cruise Operator
  • Cultural Centre
  • Farm
  • Gallery/Museum
  • Outdoor Education Centre
  • Sports Center
  • Theatre
  • Zoo
  • Parks/ecology study

What is the Excursions Directory?
The Excursion Directory is an internal, online listing of all approved excursion vendors. The directory is available to all educators working in the TDSB’s 583 schools.  

I’m a vendor who wants to be included in the TDSB’s Excursion Directory. What’s the process? 
To begin the process, complete and submit an online application. Your application will then be reviewed by TDSB staff to determine curriculum relevance. There will also be an operational review of submitted documentation related to insurance, safety standards and contractual requirements. The vetting process takes between 6-8 weeks. Once your vendor review is complete and has been approved, your information and applicable forms will be added to the Excursions Directory where teachers can access this information to plan excursions.

 What information and documentation needs to be included in the application?

  • Description of your educational programming and its connections to the Ontario curriculum
  • Copies of any applicable certificates and licenses (e.g. TSSA, Ropes Inspection Report)
  • Copies of waivers, contracts and booking forms
  • Copies of emergency and safety plans, and swim test documentation
  • Menu offerings for overnight camps

What are the fees to be included in the TDSB’s Excursions Directory?
The costs for your organization to be included in the Excursions Directory website are as follows:

Non-profit organizations pay $175 for one year, and $300 for 2 years.

For-profit organizations pay $350 for one year, and $650 for 2 years. 

If you would like to participate in our promotion site, it is $750 for one year and $1400 for 2 years, regardless of the type of organization. 

These fees are must be paid every time your approval status reaches its end.

What does the Promotion fee option include?

  • Video
  • Staff registration and Alerts
  • Separate site dedicated to promotions and special offering
  • Create an excursion opportunity

How long does it take to complete the application?
The application time varies vendor to vendor but you can save your application and return to it at a later time. By reviewing the list of documents listed at the start of the application and obtaining all required documents, it can reduce the application time by a large amount. 

How long does approval take?
From application receipt to posting on the Directory, the time required is 6 weeks.

Once approved what happens?
Your information and applicable forms will be added to the Directory where teachers and school staff will be able to access this information to plan their excursion or event. Information added includes:

  • Vendor logo
  • Vendor website link
  • Vendor order process and contact information
  • TDSB vendor number
  • Payment process
  • Safety related documents

Are travel and tour operators included in the TDSB’s Excursion Directory?
No. The Travel and Tour Operators are not included in the Excursion Directory as these contracts are awarded through an RFP process.

Are after school programs included in the TDSB’s Excursion Directory?
No. The TDSB does not promote or endorse any after school programs. To permit space in our schools during after school hours, please contact the Permits department at or 416-395-8062.

What about vendors who offer programs/services on TDSB property during instructional hours? 
The Excursion Directory is only for organizations who offer programs/services off school property. Organizations who offer programs/services on TDSB property are required to complete a Partnership Proposal available at 

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