“Shop in the Heart” is a COVID-19 response platform organized by the Downtown Edmonton BIA
Site organized by the Edmonton Downtown Business Association showcasing downtown restaurants, retailers and other businesses who have found a way to deliver their goods and services to the people of Edmonton. Includes those businesses offering online classes or streamed services, gift cards, virtual appointments, equipment rental, delivery or curbside pickups and food specials such as custom meal boxes. Some businesses are offering deep discounts and specials during this time, or free items, donations & specials to first responders and hospital workers.
Local Calgary businesses come together to create platform for purchasing gift cards from restaurants during COVID-19
Eat Later allows residents to support local bars and restaurants in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto & GTA, and Vancouver.
Hamilton-based Hometown Hub offers direct link to local businesses offering online services through delivery, e-commerce and gift cards
Hometown Hub is a platform to get brick and mortar businesses up and running within days and continue sales in a strictly digital economy. This initiative was put together in a matter of days and involves a partnership between the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Rising and EatShopPlay.
Website with resources, webinars, tips and peer exchange opportunities for those looking to help downtown districts through COVID19
Main Street America is a non-profit organization helping to revitalize commercial districts compiling existing resources, opportunities, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during this crisis.
Supporting small business through coronavirus: ideas from experts and leaders across NYC
Two dozen small business owners and small business experts provide recommendations on how city and state policymakers can help them survive this crisis for small business.
Resources for employees and downtown local businesses impacted by COVID-19
Edmonton’s Downtown BIA has compiled a list of resources for businesses impacted by the pandemic, as well as one for employees.
Saving Canada’s Main Streets From COVID-19.
Social distancing is devastating local small businesses and there’s not much time to save them. And the answer is not more debt.
Tourism Vancouver makes improvements to its website during COVID-19
The website now provides information and maps on open restaurants offering takeout/delivery across Vancouver
Love for Local – New Brunswick is a Facebook site to support local businesses in NB during the COVID-19 pandemic
Looking to build a community of people who are looking to support local businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic (@loveforlocal)
Prince Edward County-based website updates residents on businesses offering products and services to the community.
Prepared by Dale Mugford, who works at Yeeboo Digital in Prince Edward County, the website is updated daily, directly from the business community and with partnership between local organizations
Downtown Vancouver businesses move online
Dance, laugh, learn, work out, meditate and play with the Downtown Vancouver BIA’s new virtual events forum. Weekly listings!
Buy gift certificates now…for use later to support local business
Buy Gift Certificates to Support Local Businesses for Greater Victoria’s local, independent businesses for future use
Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area solicits support for locally owned businesses during COVID-19
By purchasing gift cards and certificates, the community can help independent businesses cover their critical expenses and gives them a boost during this difficult time.
Platform for purchasing gift certificates to support small businesses
Kabbage is a global platform to help local entrepreneurs. Any business can sign up to sell gift certificates online, and anyone can purchase them to support participating small businesses.
Restaurant industry professionals set up global platform for getting funds into hands of restaurants during COVID-19
Due to the impact that the coronavirus COVID-19 has had on the restaurant community, a collective of restaurant industry professionals have set a global initiative in motion to get funds into the hands of restaurants NOW, even if they are temporarily closed. A “Dining Bond” works like a savings bond, where you can purchase a “bond” at a value rate to be redeemed for face value at a future date.