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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.


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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Registrations are open for the last #DigitalMainStreet webinar of 2020! 😢

Discover the best ways to use social media to grow your small business and learn:

✅ How other small businesses have built their brands on each social media channel, picking up tips and inspiration for your own social media activities.
✅ How to determine the right content and tone for your business’s social media posts, and the right time and frequency to post them.
✅ How to analyze social media metrics and determine which ones to focus on for your business goals.

See the registration page for full details about this webinar and ebook giveaway!
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Registrations for OBIAA 2021 Memberships are still open!

We are committed to providing value for your membership through the sharing of best practices, facilitating an invaluable information network and providing government advocacy at the Provincial level for our members.

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In our latest #DigitalMainStreet case study, we learn how continuous investment in online marketing and e-commerce pays off for Campbellford businesses.

Registrations are open for the last #DigitalMainStreet webinar of 2020! 😢

Discover the best ways to use social media to grow your small business.

See the registration page for full details about this webinar and ebook giveaway.


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