More CFIB resources to help our members survive COVID-19

Small Business Help Center

Find answers to frequently asked COVID-19 questions.

Back to Business Kit

Ready to reopen? Regardless of where your business operates, our kit can help you reopen safely and in compliance with your province's regulations.

PPEs for SMEs

Visit our special Facebook group to connect with business owners looking to buy and sell PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

Savings on services

Get the extra support you need with discounts from CFIB partners and trusted organizations.

Business Helpline

Get the personalized advice and support you need from CFIB's experts. Contact them at 1-888-234-2232 or cfib@cfib.ca.

Free templates

Reopening? Recalling employees? We provide templates of posters, signs and documents that communicate important information to your customers and employees.

Not a CFIB member? We want to support you even if you can't currently pay for a membership. Get the expert advice and support your need for free.

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Pressure on government

We take our members' feedback to all levels of government every week and fight for more relief for your business.

Tools to get involved

Welcome customers back to your business and thank them for shopping local with these posters. Download your favourite option and size below.

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Think Small

To support small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada Post is now offering direct mail discounts that businesses can use to reach and re-connect with customers in their local markets.

Visit
Canada Post website and register for one of the marketing offers.

YLO - Your Local Outlet

YLO is a mobile-based advertising and loyalty program for local business owners. It provides an affordable way to advertise and sell online while customers earn loyalty points redeemable at any small business in the YLO ecosystem.

Visit YLO to register as a vendor.

shopHERE (Ontario)

A collaboration between Digital Main Street, Google, Shopify, Mastercard, Microsoft and Intuit, ShopHERE provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy and no-cost way to get selling online right away.

Visit the ShopHERE website to sign-up for your free online store.

P.O.S.T.

Give customers the confidence to shop at your business. Make the POST Promise and display the logo indicating you’ve received COVID-19 education and are committed to following safety practices.

Make the promise at
PostPromise.com.


#TAKEOUTDAY

If your restaurant is open for takeout, add your business to the
Canada Takeout map and leverage their promotional assets folder for artwork, social media copy and more.

Distantly.ca

Worried your business won’t survive the pandemic? Get support from customers using the distantly.ca secure platform.

Register your business to receive donations from loyal consumers.

Operation Support Local

Each of Rogers’ 56 radio stations across the country have created an Operation Support Local hub on their webpage which showcases local businesses and the ways consumers can support them.
 
Visit 
Operation Support Local and add your business to the Operation Support Local list in your area.

GIFTforward (Ontario & BC)

GIFTForward allows shoppers to purchase gift cards for favourite local businesses at discounted rates and redeem them later, once the business has fully re-opened.

Add your business to the GIFTfoward platform.

#HoodStrong (Mississauga)

#HoodStrong is an initiative designed to promote local businesses through the sale of gift certificates on-line – 80% of the funds from each purchase are transferred directly to the merchant with the remaining 20% supporting the Mississauga Food Bank.

Set up your #HoodStrong account, and build your campaign.

We are encouraging consumers to support businesses like yours in any way they can. Ask them to share their experience with your business on social media like Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using #SmallBusinessEveryDay. 

Spread the word

Reconnecting shoppers with small businesses

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More CFIB resources to help our members survive COVID-19

Here are some badges and banners to share on your website and social media! Click through for instructions on how to download and post your favorite option.

Tools to get involved

Encourage your community to shop local by sharing #SmallBusinessEveryDay on social media.

I'M A SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORTER

Reconnecting shoppers with small businesses

Project-99

Project-99 helps small and medium-sized businesses stay afloat by providing resources, essential information and insights to help encourage and retain customers.

Visit the Project-99 Resource Hub.

Rally for Restaurants

For every $25 or $50 gift card purchased, Stella Artois will contribute an additional $10. Customers can give your restaurant or bar the funds you need today and redeem the gift card for a delicious meal when this is all over.

Sign-up your restaurant or bar, then promote gift card purchases on social media, directing customers to the Rally for Restaurants website.

BuyLocal.ly

Buylocal.ly is a free directory to help match shoppers with local restaurants, shops and services who are open for business with pickup and delivery options during this time.

Register your business and complete your listing be added to the directory.

Local Futures (Winnipeg)

Customers make a contribution to your business which you agree to top up by a particular amount (e.g. 50%). When your business re-opens, you provide the customer with a % discount on all their purchases (e.g. 20%) until their total contribution + top-up amount is reached.

Sign your business up for this campaign.

Up & Running

Register as a new Canadian business seller before August 22, 2020 and receive an all-in-one online business solution including a free Basic eBay Store for 90 days with access to eBay's 180+ million buyers worldwide.

Visit 
eBay to register and set up your online store.

#StepUpForLocal

#StepUpForLocal provides digital assets you can use to promote the campaign and encourage your community to support small business.

Visit
StepUpForLocal.ca to download your free tool kit. 

More CFIB resources to help our members survive COVID-19

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Love for Local (New Brunswick)

Love for Local is a New Brunswick business directory for people looking to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Add your business to the Love for Local New Brunswick business directory.

Excellence NB (New Brunswick)

Excellence NB is a directory of unique and quality products made in New Brunswick.

Register your business to display your products in the NB Made store.

Postmedia Local Marketing Grant Program

Postmedia is offering a Local Marketing Grant Program as a way to strengthen their communities and boost economic growth to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit the
POSTMEDIA SUPPORTS grant website to begin the application process.

HOMERECOVERY DASHBOARD

Summer of Support

Facebook is bringing free digital marketing education to businesses across the country. Join them for digital training classes, interviews with business experts and seminars from renowned entrepreneurs—all to help your business succeed in the digital economy. 

Check out the full suite of Facebook tools and resources.

Helping and celebrating Canadian Small Business

Google is highlighting free tools and resources to help small businesses set up online stores, connect with their customers virtually and get support from Canadians looking to rally behind their favourite local businesses. 

Visit the Google Canada web post

Points for Canada

For the month of August, RBC Rewards credit card customers can earn 2x the RBC Reward points. Shoppers also save 30% - 40% when they redeem their RBC Rewards points from August 1st to 10th for select Canadian Gift Cards in the RBC Rewards catalogue including the RBC Visa Prepaid Card which can be used to shop locally
 

Download your digital toolkit that can help you promote the Points for Canada campaign instore and through your online and social channels.

Shop Small

American Express is committed to connecting its Cardmembers with small business owners through its Shop Small® program.

When Cardmembers Shop small between June 24 – Sept. 13, 2020, they can be eligible to receive up to $50 in statement credits.  Let Cardmembers know they’re welcome by displaying
complimentary decals or digital signage.

supportSME

SupportSME allows customers to purchase certificates for your businesses now, and get extra value when they redeem them later, once your business has fully re-opened.

Visit supportSME and sign-up your business today.


TELUS is committing $500,000 in direct revenue, marketing, and expert advice to support, promote, and celebrate small business owners. Click here for expert advice on how to manage your business during and after COVID-19.


#StandWithOwners


Star Metroland Media (Ontario)

Star Metroland Media is providing 40% off regular advertising rates plus a free mini profile for your small business in their #SmallBusinessEveryDay special feature, which appears in Ontario community newspapers and dailies on August 6th. For more info call 1-877-646-6701 or send an email.

Canada United

Canada United is offering grants of up to $5,000 to help Canadian small businesses recover from COVID-19. RBC will contribute 5¢ to the fund for every Canada United video shared, liked and viewed on social media, and for every time #CanadaUnited is used on Twitter (conditions apply).

Help grow the relief fund! Share the campaign online to rally Canadians to show local businesses like yours some love. Grant applications open August 31 at
GoCanadaUnited.ca.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Send us an email.

#SmallBusinessEveryDay is brought to you by CFIB, with special thanks to these partners:

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#SmallBusinessEveryDay is brought to you by CFIB, with special thanks to these partners:

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Browse our featured campaigns to learn more about how you can get help for your small business.

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P.O.S.T

Let’s reopen safely and confidently! The POST Promise logo indicates a retailer has received education to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and commits to following practices to keep everyone safe. Learn more about the POST Promise

Business Owners: Make the promise.

#WelcomeBack

Small businesses are welcoming consumers back--and now it's time to say thank you. Small business supporters can make sure everyone knows their favourite businesses are open again by sharing business signs on social media using #WelcomeBack and tagging @Interac.
Consumers can
find more ways to help with Interac.


Canada United

Canada United is offering relief grants of up to $5,000 to help Canadian small businesses recover from COVID-19. The grant can be used for recovery efforts such as purchasing PPE, renovating physical spaces or developing e-commerce capabilities.

Business Owners: Apply for a relief grant today! 

Want to save on shipping?

Businesses that ship with ShipTime can win $75, $50 or $25 of ShipCash to spend on future shipments. Get one entry into the ShipCash giveaway for each shipment your business sends from now until December.

Business owners: Learn more and start shipping.

Tales of Triumph

Canada Post is recognizing small businesses with the Tales of Triumph Contest. They want to hear from small businesses coast-to-coast about how they’ve adapted and persevered during COVID-19 for the chance to win up to $15,000 in prizes, including credits for Canada Post Parcel and Smartmail Marketing services and paid advertising.

Business Owners: Share your story with Canada Post by August 31 for a chance to win.


Helping and celebrating Canadian Small Business

Google is highlighting free tools and resources to help small businesses set up online stores, connect with their customers virtually and get support from Canadians looking to rally behind their favourite local businesses.

Business Owners: Access your free tools and resources today.

#MySmallBizReco

Recommendations are an incredibly valuable way for local businesses to attract new customers. That’s why Visa is calling on small business supporters to recommend a favourite business on social media with #MySmallBizReco, for the chance to have their local recommendation promoted to more people in the area.

Business Owners: Download the campaign image and share it on social to help get your fans supporting businesses like yours! You can also visit Visa’s resource hub for educational tools that can help you run and grow your business.

#StepUpForLocal

#StepUpForLocal provides digital assets small businesses can use to encourage their communities to shop local and support the campaign.

Business Owners: Download your free tool kit.



Canada’s credit unions are giving their staff a $25 Loyal2Local bonus to spend at a small business of their choice.

How are you supporting local small business?  Share your story using #Loyal2LocalChallenge.

#Loyal2LocalChallenge

Distantly.ca

Many businesses are worried they won’t survive the pandemic. To help, the Distantly secure platform lets us support them with charitable donations. Make a donation or request your favourite business be added to Distantly.

Business Owners: Register your business and start promoting Distantly.

#TAKEOUTDAY

Canada Takeout is encouraging you to support your favourite local restaurants by making every Wednesday #TakeoutDay. Use their restaurant finder to locate takeout restaurants in your area.

Restaurant Owners: If your business is open for takeout, add it to the Canada Takeout map and leverage their promotional assets folder for artwork, social media copy and more.

Rally for Restaurants

For every $25 or $50 restaurant gift card purchased, Stella Artois will contribute an additional $10. Visit Rally for Restaurants and purchase gift cards for your favourite restaurant or bar.

Restaurant Owners: Sign-up your restaurant or bar, then promote gift card purchases on social media by directing customers to the Rally for Restaurants website.

Operation Support Local

Each of Rogers’ 56 radio stations across the country have created an Operation Support Local hub on their webpage which showcases local businesses and the ways we can support them. Visit Operation Support Local and select your local radio station website to find businesses in need of your support.

Business Owners: Add your business to Operation Support Local and use the free educational resources to help grow your business.

Buylocal.ly

Buylocal.ly is a free directory that helps match shoppers with local restaurants, shops and services that are open for business with pickup and delivery options. Visit Buylocal.ly to find local businesses that offer delivery or pickup.

Business Owners: Register your business and complete your listing to be added to the directory.

supportSME

Purchase gift certificates for your favourite local businesses on SupportSME now, and get extra value when you redeem them later, once the businesses have fully re-opened. Visit supportSME to purchase gift certificates for your favourite local businesses.

Business Owners: Sign up your business today. 

Points for Canada

Are you an RBC Rewards credit card customer? Earn 2x the RBC Rewards points at local restaurants and retailers across Canada. Learn more about the Points for Canada program.

Business Owners:Download your digital toolkit to promote the Points for Canada campaign instore and through your online and social channels. 

Up & Running

eBay Canada is offering small business owners an all-in-one online business solution, including up to 200 free product listings per month and hands-on onboarding support from eBay representatives.

Business Owners: Visit eBay Canada to set up your online store and register for an onboarding session with an eBay representative.

Looking for more? Read about campaigns that are happening in your province!

SELECT YOUR PROVINCE


TELUS is committing $500,000 in direct revenue, marketing and expert advice to support, promote and celebrate small business owners. Read the incredible stories of Canadian owners who adapted to deal with the challenges of COVID-19. 

Business Owners: Get expert advice on how to manage your business during and after COVID-19.

#StandWithOwners


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Select your province to learn more about campaigns to support small business in your area.