About the CATT Program
The Canadian Academy of Travel & Tourism (CATT) program introduces and promotes careers in tourism to high school students across Canada. The CATT program is integrated into the current high school curriculum, and allows students to specialize in tourism through a successful work and study approach.
The CATT program was first launched in 1995 by the American Express Foundation and housed under the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC). In 2007, CATT became a permanent CTHRC program. With the support and guidance of educators and industry partners, the program has grown to provide high school students across the country with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in the working world.
To date, over 3000 students have achieved certificates from the CATT program in over 100 schools across Canada.
- Discover more about the CATT program with FAQs
- Learn about CATT’s benefits and effective three-tiered structure
- Read more about CATT’s success in CTHRC’s most recent Annual Report
Whether you are a teacher, principal, school board member, CATT alumnus, or tourism sector professional, get involved and help shape Canada’s future tourism leaders.