Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street Ontario Grants Program 3.0

Helping Small Businesses Grow by Adopting Digital Tools & Technologies

Digital Service Squad Grants


The Application Portal for Digital Main Street’s Digital Service Squad Program  is now closed.

Due to the quick response of qualified BIAs, municipalities, Chambers of Commerce, and Small Enterprise Business Centres, we have fully exhausted the Digital Service Squad Grant funds and are closing the portal ahead of the September 30, 2020 deadline.

As part of the Digital Main Street Ontario Grants Program, grants are provided to municipalities, BIAs, Chambers, Small Business Enterprise Centres or a consortium of groups to establish teams of digital technology specialists at no cost to small businesses. These Digital Service Squads visit brick-and-mortar small businesses – live or virtually – to coach them through personalized, one-on-one assistance designed to help small business owners navigate new digital tools and techniques and maximize their return on investment.

Digital Service Squad members across Ontario work with brick-and-mortar small businesses to help them complete an online assessment and introduce them to online training modules designed to build their knowledge and skills. This one-on-one DSS assistance includes support for basic website set-up, Google My Business profiles, 360º photos, collaborating with the ShopHERE program to assist with digital storefront set-up and e-commerce, creation or enhancement of social media presence, and much more.

If you have any questions, please email Marlise Nishikihama at [email protected].