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Ontario Business Improvement Area Association

The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) is a network representing and supporting BIAs across Ontario. We encourage and guide BIAs to increase their effectiveness, as well as their contribution to the economic, cultural, and social well-being of communities.

OBIAA is a leader in the development and sharing of information, tools, training, resources, and best practices.

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2024 BIA Conference

For our delegates, attending the BIA Conference means stepping away from their busy communities to connect with other Members and Leaders in Ontario to learn and network. It means recharging and returning to their communities ready to make an impact!

Return on Investment of BIAs

The Return ON Investment of BIAs Study will identify the common success factors needed by BIAs, industry and government to assess the contribution of BIAs to their communities.


The Accessibility Smart Businesses Project aims to identify and remove barriers to employment for persons with disabilities in communities across Ontario.

Goverment Relations

OBIAA meets annually with the Planning, Environment, Resources and Land (PERL) Provincial Deputy Ministries and Assistant Deputy Ministers encouraging understanding and recognition of the paradigms facing ‘Main Street’ Ontario.

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Last week OBIAA said goodbye to the Ontario Grant Coordinators for Digital Main Street Through this program, we served 229 municipalities, 70,808 small businesses, and created 815 jobs across Ontario.We were grateful to work with some of these coordinators for the last 5+ years. Thank you for your service, we wish you all the best! ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦 Today, we celebrate the diverse cultures & communities shaping our main streets. BIAs play a vital role in Canada, driving local economic growth, building community & inclusive spaces, celebrating diverse events, revitalizing & enhancing urban areas, boosting tourism, advocating for businesses, and enhancing the overall quality of life.How is your BIA celebrating the vibrant diversity of Canada today? ... See MoreSee Less
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We are sharing how BIAs across Ontario are celebrating Pride! 🌈Central Huron Business Improvement Association is celebrating with light installations lit with rainbow colours! They installation is programmable and can be used to light up special days in the future!🏳️‍🌈 #biapride ... See MoreSee Less
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