How to Access $123,000 in Federal Funding to Grow E-commerce and Digitize Operations

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February 14, 2024

| 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET | 12:00pm - 1:00pm CT | 10:00am - 11:00am PT

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is a $4 billion initiative that was introduced in 2021 by the Government of Canada to help small- to medium-sized businesses get online, increase their e-commerce presence, and digitize business operations.

Jelly Digital Marketing & PR is one of Canada’s Digital Advisors and is proudly sharing their expertise to help Canadian businesses access this funding. Join CDAP expert, Darian Kovacs, for an interactive and lively webinar to learn:

  • How to access and best use the $123,000 in federal funding to advance your business.
  • Program eligibility – all you need is 1-499 employee(s) and gross revenue of $500,000-$10M in one of the last three tax years.
  • How to fully leverage the $7,300 wage subsidies for existing and new staff.
  • And any questions you may have.

This webinar is free for members and non-members; this grant is available to retailers and suppliers alike.

Boost Your Business Technology grant gives you:

  • up to $15,000 to develop a Digital Adoption Plan
  • up to $100,000 in 0% interest loan from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to implement your plan
  • up to $7,300 to hire a skilled youth to implement the technologies that can propel your business forwar

Grow Your Business Online grant gives you up to $2,400 to setup e-commerce including:

  • To develop a new e-commerce website or add functionality to your existing site (e.g. online reservation/booking tools, online ordering systems, electronic payments, search engine optimization (SEO)) Redesign of an existing site is not eligible.
  • To install an e-commerce platform (including subscription fees/costs)
  • To hire a consultant to help with digital marketing strategies for your e-commerce store that could include activities such as social media advertising but not solely for social media.
  • To track and manage inventory and sales, market to customers, offer discounts, maintain a loyalty program, or increase cyber security using e-commerce software
  • To pay up to 20% of the total cost of hardware and software

You’re ready to apply if:

  • you’re an owner or director (or are authorized by the director)
  • your business is Canadian-owned, is for-profit, has 1 to 499 employees, has had at least $500,000 in annual revenue in 1 of the last 3 years.

For more information about the program, click here: Jelly Marketing Digital Advising




Darian Kovacs, Founding Partner, Jelly Digital Marketing & PR





Gabrielle Guilbault, Sr. Advisor Product and Initiative Manager, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)





Alexandra MacKenzie, Outreach and Partnerships Lead, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)



    Katherine Stacey, Program Engagement Specialist from Magnet


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