“Shop in the Heart” is a COVID-19 response platform organized by the Downtown Edmonton BIA

Arts and Culture | Food | General: Online communities and networks

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.

In response to COVID-19, Edmonton-based kitchen fabrication company has retooled to help local shops protect their staff & customers with safety screens/breath guards

Frontline services | Local businesses

Pulse Metalworks Ltd. is an Edmonton based, family owned operation that has building steel commercial kitchens throughout British Columbia and Saskatchewan for more than 15 years. They have repurposed their workshop to create safety screens for local business

WhatsForDinner is a food delivery service in Innisfil which provides online ordering and delivery for local restaurants which do not normally provide these services themselves

Food | Local businesses

WFDT has provided our drivers with sanitizer, and the debit machines are being cleaned between every delivery. Contactless delivery & payment via e-transfer is also available upon request.

Local BC Drag Queens Will Deliver Food And Wine To Your Door

Arts and Culture | Food | Local businesses

A local LGBTQ+ bar in Kelowna is having B.C. drag queens deliver food and wine right to your door. By changing the business model and keeping employees safe the restaurant is offering delivery service, but with a twist.

Paramount introduces affordable “Dare to Care” menu, with special discounts for frontline workers

Food | Fundraising and volunteering | Local businesses

Paramount has introduced a new “Dare to Care” menu, which allows people in the Greater Toronto Area to dine out on delicious healthy meals at home for under $15, while also supporting local franchise and small business owners. Paramount is also offering 50 percent off to frontline workers when they place a takeout order at any of Paramount’s locations across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

Together Apart initiative directs community members to local businesses to support

Food | Fundraising and volunteering | General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks | Local businesses | Seniors | Social isolation

With many businesses around the National Capital region temporarily shut down or re-imagining their offerings due to COVID-19, this site is a resource for residents to find local spots to order from and support.

Toronto Chef Danielle Bassett & The Depanneur providing meals to the overburdened shelter system

Food | Fundraising and volunteering | Local businesses

The Depanneur commissary kitchen, a social enterprise, is turning surplus bar & restaurant ingredients into meals to give back to the overburdened and short-staffed shelter system amid the COVID19 crisis.

No Hungry Tummy initiative offers free meals to long haul truckers and healthcare workers in Calgary

Food | Fundraising and volunteering | Mobility and transportation

The Dashmesh Cultural Center is providing free meals to long haul truckers and healthcare workers, who are having a hard time accessing food on the road due to restaurant closures and drive thrus not being able to accommodate trucks. They have free hot food available to any truckers and health care workers that require it. They also deliver to drivers who are in need.

Cambridge to pay restaurants to make meals for homeless people

Food | Local businesses | Policy leadership | Public health

The city is launching a program that will pay local restaurants to make and deliver boxed or bagged lunches to nearby homeless shelters. Working with Central Square Business Improvement District and Harvard Square Business Association, the goal is to deliver about 1,800 to 2,000 meals to nine different shelters in a week.

Tourism Vancouver makes improvements to its website during COVID-19

Food | General: Online communities and networks | Local businesses

The website now provides information and maps on open restaurants offering takeout/delivery across Vancouver

Aid Local not-for-profit initiative helping Canadian small businesses during COVID-19

Arts and Culture | Food | General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks | Local businesses

The website includes a map and directory of businesses that have gift cards for sale or are delivering during the COVID-19 pandemic, to give people a way to support them during this time. Supported by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and the BBB of Southern Alberta.

Love for Local – New Brunswick is a Facebook site to support local businesses in NB during the COVID-19 pandemic

Local businesses

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.

General: Online communities and networks | Local businesses

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

Arts and Culture | General: Online communities and networks | Local businesses

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

Food | Local businesses

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

Local businesses

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

Food | Income support | Local 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

Income support | Local businesses

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.

Toronto resident creates map showing places in the city that are offering takeout and delivery

Food

Resource for supporting local restaurants in Toronto during COVID-19, showing the places that are offering takeout and delivery.

Uber Eats supports restaurant industry during COVID-19

Income support | Local businesses

The company has created a support package to promote “contact-less” delivery from local restaurants, which includes waiving delivery fees, and a daily payout option to assist restaurants with cash flow.

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