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

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.


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.

Get involved in more shop local programs

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.

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.


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


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.

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

Spread the word

Get involved in more shop local programs

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.


Reconnecting shoppers with small businesses


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. 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 eBays’ 180+ million buyers worldwide.

eBay to register and set up your online store.


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

Visit to download your free tool kit. 

More CFIB resources to help our members survive COVID-19


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.

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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

The Big Spend

On July 25, The Big Spend is encouraging Canadians to help revive the economy by making an intentional purchase at a local small business of your choice.   

Help spread the word. Sign-up to get a media package and window poster at

Points for Canada

For the month of July, RBC Rewards credit card customers can earn 2x the points and get 30% more value on points redemption at local restaurants and retailers across Canada. 

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.