Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street assists main street businesses to adopt technology with easy to use resources and tools.

Ontario grants

Through a partnership with the Province of Ontario and FedDev Ontario, and administered by the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA), the Digital Main Street program provides free training, advisory support, and grants to small businesses looking to increase their capacity through digital transformation.

We have partnered with Digital Main Street to help local small businesses grow their operations through technology with the Digital Transformation Grant and Digital Service Squad programs. 

To access free online tools and webinars for small business in Ontario, visit the Digital Main Street Events page.

Digital Transformation Grants now available

The Digital Transformation Grant (DTG) program provides $2,500 to each qualifying small business to purchase and adopt digital tools and technologies. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2023, or until funds are fully exhausted. 

There are a limited number of grants available, so apply early. 

It is free to apply and the process is simple:

  1. Register your business at Digital Main Street and complete the digital assessment
  2. Pass the pre-qualification quiz, complete the 2.5 hours of online training, and develop your Digital Transformation Plan
  3. Apply for a $2,500 grant
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Digital Service Squad

The Digital Service Squad (DSS) is a free resource for small businesses to help build or enhance a digital presence, promote products/services and sell online. The DSS can assist with the development of a comprehensive plan and help businesses apply for the DTG to implement it. 

Book a virtual consultation with the one of the squad members to get started on your digital transformation.

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ShopHERE provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy and no-cost way to get selling online right away. Businesses can apply to the ShopHERE program to have hands-on assistance with setting up and launching an online Shopify store.

Canada Digital Adoption Program

As part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program, the Government of Canada has partnered with Digital Main Street to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant to small businesses across Ontario.

Eligible businesses will receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting e-commerce and supported by a network of e-commerce advisors. Once your eligibility has been confirmed, you will be introduced to an e-commerce advisor who can help with your e-commerce strategy.