Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street Ontario Grants Program 4.0

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 Business Profiles, 360⁰ photos, creation or enhancement of a social media presence, and much more.

OBIAA congratulates the BIAs, municipalities, Chambers of Commerce, Boards of Trade, and Small Business Centres 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

Digital Service Squad

DSS Activity

Agreement DatePress Release DateLaunch Event DateRegion
Week of August 8 – 12, 2022
Tillsonburg Downtown BIAAugust 8, 2022  Southern Ontario
Week of August 1 – 5, 2022
Vankleek Hill Business and Merchant AssociationAugust 4, 2022August 12, 2022 Southern Ontario
Week of July 25 – 29, 2022
Week of July 18 – 22, 2022
Vaughan Chamber of CommerceJuly 20, 2022  Southern Ontario
Week of July 11 – 15, 2022
Week of July 4 – 8, 2022
Strathroy-Caradoc, Municipality ofJuly 6, 2022  Southern Ontario
London’s Hyde Park BIAJuly 5, 2022  Southern Ontario
Sudbury East Chamber of CommerceJuly 5, 2022  Northern Ontario
Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of CommerceJuly 5, 2022July 15, 2022 Southern Ontario
Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corp. (Lanark County)July 5, 2022July 22, 2022 Southern Ontario
Week of June 27 – July 1, 2022
Campbellford BIAJune 29, 2022  Southern Ontario
Elgin Community Futures Development Corp.June 29, 2022  Southern Ontario
Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Township ofJune 29, 2022  Southern Ontario
Week of June 20 – 24, 2022
Grey CountyJune 21, 2022July 19, 2022 Southern Ontario
Kawartha Lakes, City ofJune 20, 2022  Southern Ontario
Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise CentreJune 20, 2022September 22, 2022 Southern Ontario
North Eastern Communications Inc. (NEOnet Inc)June 20, 2022  Northern Ontario
Week of June 13 – 17, 2022
Niagara Falls Downtown BIAJune 17, 2022  Southern Ontario
Sarnia-Lambton Economic PartnershipJune 16, 2022  Southern Ontario
Windsor-Essex Small Business & Entrepreneurship  CentreJune 16, 2022  Southern Ontario
Ottawa Coalition of Business Improvement Areas (OCOBIA)June 14, 2022  Southern Ontario
Week of June 6 – 10, 2022
Kanata Central BIAJune 10, 2022  Southern Ontario
Kenora, City of – Northwest Business CentreJune 10, 2022  Northern Ontario
Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA)June 10, 2022  Southern Ontario
Hamilton, City ofJune 6, 2022  Southern Ontario
Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, Municipality ofJune 6, 2022June 7, 2022 Southern Ontario
Week of May 30 – June 3, 2022
Port Hope, Municipality ofJune 1, 2022  Southern Ontario
Lincoln, Town ofMay 31, 2022August 24, 2022 Southern Ontario
Mississauga, City ofMay 31, 2022  Southern Ontario
Whitby Downtown BIAMay 31, 2022  Southern Ontario
Brampton, City of – Brampton Entrepreneur CentreMay 30, 2022November 1, 2022 Southern Ontario
Burlington EcDev. Corp.May 30, 2022July 14, 2022 Southern Ontario
Picton BIAMay 30, 2022  Southern Ontario
Week of May 23 – 27, 2022
Oakville, Town ofMay 26, 2022October 7, 2022 Southern Ontario
Leamington (Uptown) BIAMay 25, 2022  Southern Ontario
Huron, County ofMay 24, 2022June 24, 2022 Southern Ontario
Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur CentreMay 24, 2022July 20, 2022 Northern Ontario
Week of May 16 – 20, 2022
Huron-Kinloss, Township ofMay 19, 2022June 1, 2022 Southern Ontario
Leeds and Grenville, United Counties ofMay 19, 2022  Southern Ontario
Barrie, City ofMay 18, 2022June 1, 2022 Southern Ontario
Grimsby, Town ofMay 18, 2022  Southern Ontario
Queenstown Downtown Association, Sault Ste. MarieMay 18, 2022August 28, 2022 Northern Ontario
Week of May 9 – 13, 2022
Richmond Hill Board of TradeMay 13, 2022  Southern Ontario
Bancroft BIAMay 11, 2022  Southern Ontario
Week of May 2 – 6, 2022
Church-Wellesley Village BIAMay 6, 2022  Southern Ontario
Kingston Economic Development Corp.May 6, 2022

August 19, 2022

January 26, 2023

 Southern Ontario
North Grenville, Municipality ofMay 6, 2022  Southern Ontario
Prescott, Town ofMay 6, 2022  Southern Ontario
Trenton Downtown BIAMay 6, 2022  Southern Ontario
Brockville Downtown BIAMay 5, 2022  Southern Ontario
Halton Hills, Town ofMay 5, 2022July 12, 2022 Southern Ontario
Milton, Town ofMay 5, 2022May 31, 2022 Southern Ontario
Scugog Chamber of CommerceMay 5, 2022  Southern Ontario
Welland Downtown BIAMay 5, 2022  Southern Ontario
Brant, County ofMay 4, 2022June 8, 2022 Southern Ontario
Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre EnterpriseMay 4, 2022July 6, 2022 Southern Ontario
Chatham-Kent, Municipality ofMay 4, 2022  Southern Ontario
Durham, Business Advisory CentreMay 4, 2022  Southern Ontario
Guelph Business Enterprise CentreMay 4, 2022July 13, 2022 Southern Ontario
Haldimand County & Grand Erie Business CentreMay 4, 2022July 11, 2022 Southern Ontario
Kitchener-Waterloo Region Small Business CentreMay 4, 2022  Southern Ontario
Markham, City ofMay 4, 2022  Southern Ontario
Minto Chamber of CommerceMay 4, 2022June 7, 2022 Southern Ontario
Nipissing Parry Sound, The Business CentreMay 4, 2022May 11, 2022 Northern Ontario
Perth, County ofMay 4, 2022May 19, 2022 Southern Ontario
Port Colborne, City ofMay 4, 2022June 17, 2022 Southern Ontario
South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise CentreMay 4, 2022  Southern Ontario
St. Catharines, City ofMay 4, 2022  Southern Ontario
Week of April 25 – 29, 2022
Week of April 18 – 22, 2022
Week of April 11 – 15, 2022
Week of April 4 – 8, 2022