It can be challenging for busy brand owners to keep up to date on the ever changing funding opportunities across Canada. Read on to learn more about the CDAP.
The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) was announced in Budget 2021 by the Government of Canada. Its purpose is to help small business launch or improve digital presence including e-commerce.
The "Grow Your Business Online Grant" offers up to $2,400 to support ecommerce implementation and improvement, and includes a connection with ecommerce advisors. This grant is designed for companies who sell direct to consumers.
The "Boost Your Business Technology Grant" is up to $15,000 and intended for companies who are ready to adopt new digital technologies in their operations (ex: inventory control, customer relation management system). Grant recipients will have access to digital advisors to help them identify their needs and implement a program best for them.
Another helpful educational resource for very early stage business building their ecommerce and digital marketing is: Digital Main Street
These programs may not last long so it is a great time for brand owners to explore these opportunities.
Written by; Venturepark Labs Team