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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, 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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We’re now accepting applications for the new Digital Transformation and Digital Service Squad Grant programs. Click to learn more.

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Read OBIAA’s 2020 Progress Report "Building Resilience for Small Business" and watch the video to see how Digital Main Street has helped over 15,000 businesses cope with today and prepare for tomorrow. Click learn more.

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Nous acceptons maintenant les demandes de subvention pour l’optimisation en matière numérique et pour la mise sur pied d’équipes de soutien personnalisé. Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus.

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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7 days ago

OBIAA (Ontario BIA Association)

Have you heard?📣 The Digital Main Street initiative recently committed to helping over 50,000 #smallbusinesses and artists in #ontario build online stores for FREE. ⚠️

The ShopHERE Program powered by Google is a platform for business owners to get a customized #onlinestore built with associated training, at zero cost.🆓

The program provides added benefits once participants graduate through integrated partners including: Shopify, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Mastercard and the Ontario Government.

Within the program you will be paired with a #shophere helper👩‍💻👨‍💻 who will take you through every step of the process including: ensuring you have all the content you need for your site,💻building the initial store, and teaching you how to use and operationalize your brand new store so you can begin selling to customers right away.🛍

For more information on this amazing initiative, Click the link🔗 below. 👇
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2 weeks ago

OBIAA (Ontario BIA Association)

Your Ontario storefront small business may be eligible for Digital Main Street's Digital Transformation grant which provides $2,500 to adopt digital tools and technologies to boost your business.📱💻📈

⚠️Limited grants available.
Apply today! 👉

Program partners: Ontario Government Invest Ottawa Communitech Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas - TABIA
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3 weeks ago

OBIAA (Ontario BIA Association)

We have partnered with Camp Tech to provide local small business owners in #ontario with complimentary🆓 digital skills workshops to promote their businesses digitally💻📲

The courses are online-only and limited spots available. RSVP here:

For questions, please email:
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