Teresa Ryder

Teresa Ryder works as the Director of Business Development at ITAC. Teresa is of Musqueam descent, born in the Lower Mainland and raised on Vancouver Island. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.

Before joining the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), Teresa worked for the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC (AtBC), as well as in various roles throughout the hospitality industry. Her passion for working with people and joy in learning from and about other Indigenous communities has led her to her career in tourism and community development.


  • Tuesday, October 30 - 1:30pm

    Shaping Indigenous Tourism in Canada

    ITAC delivers several programs to help support business and industry growth across Canada. Learn more about how you can take advantage of these initiatives.

  • Wednesday, October 31 - 11:15am

    Updated National Guidelines for Indigenous Tourism Development

    All Indigenous-owned and managed business in the tourism sector must meet the industry-wide standard to be considered “market ready”. By claiming that you are “market ready” you are stating that the quality and consistency of your experience is of high standard and will be delivered at the same level each and every time. Learn more about this tool and how you can use it to further develop your Indigenous tourism business.