Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street Ontario Grants Program 3.0

Helping Small Businesses Grow by Adopting Digital Tools & Technologies

Digital Service Squad Weekly Update

A Digital Service Squad (DSS) is a FREE resource for small businesses. In additional to helping business owners apply for the Digital Transformation Grant, a DSS team member can also help them assess their business’s online presence and then recommend how to enhance their digital capabilities.

DSS members can assist a business in building a basic web presence or in enhancing its existing presence by directing them to activate easy-to-use tools such as a basic website setup, Google My Business profiles, 360⁰ photos, creation or enhancement of a social media presence, and much more.

OBIAA congratulates the BIAs, municipalities, and Chambers of Commerce across Ontario on their respective Digital Service Squad Grants and the successful launch of their Digital Service Squads.

For more information contact:

Marlise Nishikihama, Marketing and Project Manager
email [email protected] or call 905-271-7222 / 416-768-7696

Welland Downtown BIAJuly 9, 2021

Southern Ontario

Digital Service Squad

DSS Activity

Agreement DatePress Release DateLaunch Event DateRegion
Week of September 13 -17, 2021
ByWard Market BIASeptember 17, 2021  Northern Ontario
Danforth Village BIASeptember 17, 2021  Northern Ontario
Huron-Kinloss, Township ofSeptember 17, 2021September 23, 2021 Northern Ontario
Wawa, Economic Development Corporation ofSeptember 17, 2021  Northern Ontario
Week of September 6-10, 2021
Week of August 30 – September 3, 2021
Week of August 23 -27, 2021
Belmont Village BIAAugust 24, 2021  Southern Ontario
Week of August 16 -20, 2021
Kawartha Lakes, City of with the Lindsay & District Chamber of CommerceAugust 18, 2021  Southern Ontario
Leamington, Upton BIAAugust 18, 2021  Southern Ontario
Brampton, Downtown BIAAugust 16, 2021  Southern Ontario
Laurentian Valley, Township ofAugust 16, 2021  Southern Ontario
Week of August 9 – 13, 2021
Leeds and the Thousand Island, Township ofAugust 11, 2021  Southern Ontario
Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur CentreAugust 11, 2021  Northern Ontario
Barrie, City ofAugust 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and Greater Peterborough Chamber of CommerceAugust 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Manitoulin (Central), Municipality ofAugust 9, 2021September 8, 2021 Northern Ontario
Markham Village BIAAugust 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Perth, Town ofAugust 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Week of August 2 – 6, 2021
Week of July 26 – 30, 2021
Kenora, City of /Northwest Business CentreJuly 29, 2021  Southern Ontario
London’s Hyde Park BIAJuly 29, 2021  Southern Ontario
Milton, Town ofJuly 29, 2021August 24, 2021 Southern Ontario
Ottawa Coalition of Business Improvement Areas (OCOBIA)July 29, 2021September 15, 2021 Southern Ontario
Perth, County ofJuly 29, 2021  Southern Ontario
Petawawa, Town ofJuly 29, 2021  Southern Ontario
Whitby, Downtown BIAJuly 29, 2021  Southern Ontario
WindsorEssex, Invest – Small Business & Entrepreneurship CentreJuly 29, 2021  Southern Ontario
Week of July 19 – 23, 2021
Bancroft BIAJuly 22, 2021  Southern Ontario
Brantford-Brand Business Resource Enterprise CentreJuly 22, 2021  Southern Ontario
Brockville Downtown BIAJuly 22, 2021  Southern Ontario
Burlington Economic Development Corp.July 22, 2021  Southern Ontario
Durham, Business Advisory CentreJuly 22, 2021  Southern Ontario
Guelph Business Enterprise CentreJuly 22, 2021  Southern Ontario
Halton Hills, Town ofJuly 22, 2021August 16, 2021 Southern Ontario
Hamilton, City ofJuly 22, 2021August 12, 2021 Southern Ontario
Huron, County of – Economic Development DepartmentJuly 22, 2021September 15, 2021 Southern Ontario
Kitchener, City of – Waterloo Region Small Business CentreJuly 22, 2021  Southern Ontario
Lincoln, Town ofJuly 22, 2021August 26, 2021 Southern Ontario
Mississauga, City ofJuly 22, 2021  Southern Ontario
Nipissing Parry Sound (North Bay), The Business CentreJuly 22, 2021  Northern Ontario
Port Colborne, City ofJuly 22, 2021September 21, 2021 Southern Ontario
Prescott, Town ofJuly 22, 2021  Southern Ontario
St. Catharines, City ofJuly 22, 2021September 9, 2021 Southern Ontario
Vankleek Hill Business & Merchant AssociationJuly 22, 2021September 6, 2021 Southern Ontario
Kingston Economic Development Corp.July 21, 2021August 30, 2021 Southern Ontario
Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise CentreJuly 21, 2021  Southern Ontario
Oxford County – The Small Business CentreJuly 21, 2021  Southern Ontario
Week of July 12 – 16, 2021
Grimsby, Town ofJuly 16, 2021July 26, 2021 Southern Ontario
Niagara Falls Downtown BIAJuly 15, 2021  Southern Ontario
Week of July 5 – 9, 2021
Brant, County ofJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Chatham-Kent, Municipality ofJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Church-Wellesley Village BIAJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Clarington Board of TradeJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Haldimand County & Grand Erie Business CentreJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Kanata Central BIAJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Leeds Grenville, United Counties ofJuly 9, 2021August 19, 2021August 19, 2021Southern Ontario
Lennox & Addington, County ofJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Minto Chamber of Commerce, Township of Wellington North & Township of MapletonJuly 9, 2021July 26, 2021N/ASouthern Ontario
Norfolk CountyJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
North Grenville, Municipality ofJuly 9, 2021July 29, 2021 Southern Ontario
Oakville, Town ofJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise CentreJuly 9, 2021August 27, 2021 Southern Ontario
Picton BIAJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Port Hope, Municipality ofJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Sarnia-Lambton Economic PartnershipJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise CentreJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Trenton Downtown BIAJuly 9, 2021  Southern Ontario
Week of June 28 – July 2, 2021
Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA)July 1, 2021