Month: July 2020

#CanadaUnited

The #CanadaUnited campaign is a nationwide small and local business campaign encouraging Canadians to buy local. RBC, ‘Corporate Canada’, Business Associations and Major Media Partners have teamed up to start a movement, Canada United™, where everyday Canadians and large businesses come together in support of small and local businesses.

The
movement will start with a #CanadaUnited campaign where Canadians are asked to complete ‘microactions’ (likes, views, etc.) in support of small and local businesses on social media. In short, Canada United encourages action from everyday Canadians and Corporate Canada and kickstarts the recovery of local economies and small businesses.

Learn more at GoCanadaUnited.ca.

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund 
Canada United is offering small business relief grants of up to $5,000 to help small Canadian businesses with recovery efforts as a result of COVID19. The grant funds will grow over the next several weeks as every video watched and social post liked from Canada United will result in a 5¢ contribution from RBC. Funds can be used for PPE, renovations, or ecommerce capabilities.

To determine if you’re eligible to apply for a relief grant or learn more about this program, visit occ.ca/canada-united-small-business-relief-fund/. Conditions apply.

Applications for the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund will be accepted starting on August 31, 2020. Please check back for additional details to come.




Recovery Activation Program

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our partnership with the Toronto Region Board of Trade to deliver the Recovery Activation Program.

The Recovery Activation Program (RAP) is an immersive online workshop program that connects businesses with industry experts for guidance, mentorship and practical advice about process modernization and end-to-end digital transformation.

It is completely free for businesses and supports firms of any size across Ontario.

All participants will graduate from RAP with an expertly vetted Digital Transformation Blueprint which will detail a specific plan to attack each participant’s unique barriers to digital connectivity and will act as a highly practical tool throughout their digital restructuring.

RAP will ensure participants develop a holistic strategy to digital transformation.

Participants will focus on five key pillars:

  • Digital Modernization: Harnessing technology to transform internal processes and enhance external business opportunities
  • Technological Hardware:  Learning about digital capacity, backend hardware and risk mitigation techniques for a digital transformation
  • Structural and Regulatory Alignment: Exploring the legal tools and regulatory requirements for a successful digital restructuring
  • Digital Restructure Financing: Accessing the right mentors, investors, and resources to prepare businesses to undertake a restructuring
  • Marketing and Sales: Leveraging data-driven marketing and sales insights to inform a digital transformation

Take the Digital Needs Assessment (DNA)

The Digital Needs Assessment, an online tool designed to give you a better understanding of the digital readiness of your business, benchmarked to your industry. It will provide you with a critical starting point for your digital transformation, and your gaps and opportunities.

Once complete, you will receive your ‘DNA’ results and a follow-up email with a custom recommendation of the Recovery Activation Program service offering(s) that best meet the needs of your business. Take the DNA.

Let us help your business reconnect! 

Visit the Board of Trade website for information and the online application form.  Be sure to indicate the Oakville Chamber of Commerce as the nominating Chamber to support your application.

Apply now.

This program is funded in part by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Ontario.