Take a moment to say 

Thank you

Thank your favourite local Canadian business for a chance to win a Big Thank You gift basket of goodies from small businesses across the country, plus $500 to spend locally.* 

If you win, the business you thank will win a Big Thank You basket of their own – including a $2500 cash prize!* 

Thank businesses every week for more chances to win! We will announce a winner every week until November 29. See contest rules.

Learn more about #SmallBusinessEveryDay


Why support #SmallBusinessEveryDay?

During these difficult times, business owners are worried customers won’t come back. We aren’t asking you to spend a ton of money. There are a lot of ways you can support local businesses, like recommending a local favourite, choosing to shop local first and encouraging your family and friends to support #SmallBusinessEveryDay.

You can make a difference.


#SmallBusinessEveryDay is brought to you by CFIB, with special thanks to our sponsors

Our supporters

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open October 19, 2020 at 7:00 am ET to November 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET to legal residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Six weekly prizes available each consisting of: one giftbox for winner (approx. value $1290 CDN each) and one giftbox for nominated independent Canadian business (approx. value $3650 CDN each). The number of weekly prizes will diminish as awarded each week during the contest period. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received in applicable week. Math skill test and internet access required. Rules: www.cfib.ca/sbedrules.

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Go cross-country

Check out and shop our Big Thank You Box gift products from small businesses across the country at cfib.ca/gift.

Find a new favourite

Check out eBay Canada’s gift guide at ebay.ca/giftguide for recommendations on small business gifts and where to buy them

Respect your sweet tooth

Watching lots of holiday baking shows and getting a craving? Pick up some delightful holiday goods from a local bakery.

Visit Santa’s workshop

Find a local toy store – but make sure the kids don’t see it! Visit Buylocal.ly to find local businesses that offer delivery or pickup.

Trim the tree

Want to get into the spirit? Find a new ornament for your tree this year from a small local biz!

Make it sparkle

Looking for something extra-nice for that special someone? Find a local jeweler like Diamond Gallery, Diamond Design or Diamonds for Less.

Pop it in the mail

Can’t visit your distant relatives this year? Visit Shiptime.com to get the best deals on shipping.

Write to “Santa”

Hoping for something special? Drop a hint on social media by tagging the business and someone who’s shopping for you!

Get cozy

‘Tis the season to go for a stroll, admire the decorations, and warm up with a hot cocoa from a small biz along the way!

Put a bow on it

Pick up your wrapping paper from your neighborhood store and get ready to ship this weekend to make sure your gifts are received on time!

Box it up

If you can’t give a gift in-person, try a Canadian-based subscription box like Little Life Box and Naked Snacks.

Shop local business on Kijiji

Browse kijiji.ca/kijiji-village for small businesses offering curbside pick up and local delivery!

Stuff the stocking

Need to top up your stocking stuffers? Run out to your local business just around the corner and pick one up!

Pass the parcel

Buy a $10 gift card for a friend from a small business and encourage them to do the same.

Plan your weekend

Happy Friday! Maybe it’s time to plan the small business you’re going to shop at on Saturday and Sunday.

Highlight your favourite spots

Exhausted from all your holiday shopping, but still want to help? Post a photo of your favourite business and tag it with #MySmallBizReco

Cause a snaccident

Get cozy and watch a movie - but first, curbside pickup from your favorite local restaurant!

Spread the joy

Download the snapd HUB to check out neighbourhood businesses supporting charities.

Show your support

Supporting a small businesses doesn’t mean you need to buy anything. Spend a minute to write 3 reviews of your favourite small businesses today!

Treat yourself!

It is Wednesday already? Find a local restaurant near you for #takeoutday

Don’t panic!

It’s not too late! Get quality ingredients for your holiday celebrations from local grocers.

Unveil your presents

Share the best small business gifts you got (or gave!) with the hashtag

Warm up with the family

Create a new holiday tradition – going for a walk with some coffee or hot chocolate from your local café.

Take a second to say thanks

Thank the next business you walk into for staying open and making your last-minute shopping that much better!

Whip up something good

In the mood to bake? Get your eggs, flour, sugar and chocolate (of course) from a local business.

Sweat it out

Still reeling from the holiday feasts? Check in on your local gym to join an online class.

Get the bubbles ready

To ring in the New Year, stock up with goods from a local brewery, cidery, distillery, vineyard…

Send a little gift

Help businesses struggling with COVID-19 – make a donation through Distantly.ca.

Lend a helping hand

Let a business owner know about CFIB’s free trial at cfib.ca/intro – a great way to thank them for all they’ve done!

Shop small on the big day

It’s Boxing Day! Small businesses offer great sales today, too!

Make a resolution

How will you support small businesses and help them survive and thrive in 2021? It’s up to you!

Happy Holidays

Every day in December, come to discover new tips on how you can support small businesses and feel great about how you are spending the rest of this year. Have fun, stay safe and enjoy the holidays!


Check out our 21 ways you, your friends and your family can support small businesses in 2021.

Small business bingo: 21 for '21


Small business bingo: 21 for '21