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

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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  • 115 Cities

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We are pleased🙌 to announce that Digital Main Street grant applications are now OPEN! 👏

Grants will help support local #mainstreet’s and main street businesses across Ontario with Digital Transformation.📲👩‍💻👨‍💻

Previous participants are eligible to re-apply as each application will be based on merit of the application and based on past performance. 💻📈

To apply and for more information click link below👇

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.@digital_mainst's "Future Proof" is a program that supports #mainstreet #smallbusinesses with identifying new markets, pivoting their business model, and developing a deep #digitaltransformation plan.💻📲

For program information👉

We are committed to helping municipalities recover from COVID-19. That’s why we’re collecting feedback from businesses and communities on how to support and maintain important local services.
Have your say: #ONmuni

Ontario is proud to support the launch of @cme_mec’s Ontario Made program to raise awareness and support for the world-class goods that are made right here at home. #OntarioMade

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