On October 20 during Small Business Week, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced an investment of $12 million to support the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund. This brings the total raised to more than 14 million! Read the release here.
Created and launched by RBC, Canada United is a national movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. As part of the movement, RBC brought together more than 70 of Canada’s leading brands, the national Chamber of Commerce network and business associations to rally Canadians to “show local some love” by buying, dining and shopping local.
The actions of Canadians during the campaign helped establish the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund to help small businesses offset the cost of expenses required to reopen safely or adopt digital technologies to move more of their business online.
The Federal Government’s contribution of $12 million to the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund brings the total raised to more than $14 million! We are now able to extend relief grants to more small businesses and restart accepting grant applications from small businesses across all Provinces. We have also updated the eligibility criteria and streamlined the application process.
The new application window will for the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund open on Monday, October 26, 2020. Click here to learn more about Canada United.