Aid Local not-for-profit initiative helping Canadian small businesses during COVID-19
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
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.
Toronto resident creates map showing places in the city that are offering takeout and delivery
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
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.