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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 latest progress report, A Hand Up for Small Business, celebrating Small Business Week 2020 and looking at the impact of the Digital Main Street (DMS) Ontario extension in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Click to 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.

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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#DigitalMainStreet helps main street small businesses adopt and use digital technologies more effectively to drive their sales and growth.

Through 2019 and early 2020, over $5.4 million in Digital Transformation Grants (DTG) was distributed to qualifying businesses!

Check out the full details in our latest progress report, "A Hand Up For Small Business."

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REMINDER - There is still time to sign up for this #DigitalMainStreet webinar that is taking place tomorrow evening.

Learn how to advertise effectively on both Facebook & Instagram even without having a big budget!
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There is still time to apply for a $2,500 #digitalmainstreet Grant that will help you digitally transform your main street small business!

Applications for the Digital Transformation Grant are open until November 30th.

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Ontario announced its third area in the Advancing Accessibility in Ontario framework. Increasing awareness about accessibility needs and responsibilities will help the daily lives of people with disabilities: http://news.ontario.ca/m/58987

Through 2019 and early 2020, over $5.4 million in Digital Transformation Grants (DTG) was distributed to qualifying businesses!

Check out the full details in our latest progress report, "A Hand Up For Small Business."

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