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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.

Ontario Grants Program 3.0!

The Digital Main Street Digital Transformation Grant (DTG) program provides brick-and-mortar small businesses with a $2,500 grant to support their digital expansion through the purchase and adoption of digital tools and technologies. The DTG application portal will open on July 19, 2021 and applications will continue to be accepted until October 31, 2021, or until the grant funds have been fully exhausted.

Available now!

Read OBIAA’s May 2021 progress report, Keeping Small Businesses Connected, spotlighting the success of the Digital Main Street Ontario Grants Program and some of the businesses that have not only survived, but flourished during the pandemic. Click to learn more.

Succès !

Le programme de la Subvention pour l’optimisation en matière de numérique a maintenant accordé des subventions de 2 500 $ à plus de 3 800 petites entreprises situées sur des rues principales pour soutenir leur optimisation numérique grâce à l’achat et à l’adoption d’outils et de technologies numériques.

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.

Accessibility

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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The #2021biaconference kicks off this weekend!Join us on Sunday for a day of connecting and getting to know your local BIA business partners through activities such as an Escape Manor Package, a Beer Tour and a Taste of Hamilton dinner!Check out the link below for more information. Don't forget to pickup your 2021 BIA Operating Reference Binder as well!ow.ly/2rs250GfZkQ ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to @Huron_Kinloss on receiving a #DigitalMainStreet grant and launching their Digital Service Squad!

http://ow.ly/uGDd50Gg0Et

The #2021BIAConference kicks off this weekend!

Join us on Sunday for a day of connecting and getting to know your local BIA business partners through activities such as an Escape Manor Package, a Beer Tour and a Taste of Hamilton dinner!

http://ow.ly/2rs250GfZkQ

Attending the #2021BIAConference next week?

Make sure to check out the panel "Building Our Heritage Through Accessibility" which is a pre-cursor to OBIAA’s virtual “Accessing Our Heritage” Conference taking place next month!

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