Canada United is a movement encouraging Canadians to come together in support of small, local, and Canadian businesses. The Grand Bend & Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, RBC, Business Associations and over 50+ Large Corporations to start this new movement where we call on Canadians to buy local, and support Canadian businesses.
The movement starts with a Canada United Small Business Relief Campaign where we ask Canadians to complete ‘micro-actions’ (views, likes, shares, follows, etc). Every micro-action will result in a micro-donation by RBC towards small business recovery grant funding, which will be managed by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the national chamber network.
The movement culminates with a new nationwide Canada United Weekend in late August. The event promotes shopping at small and local businesses, while we help those same businesses prepare and promote their participation in the event. The weekend includes unveiling of the total raised for small businesses recovery grant funding from the Canada United Small Business relief Campaign.
Canada United is offering relief grants of up to $5,000 to help Canadian small businesses with their recovery efforts as a result of COVID-19. The grant funds will grow over the next several weeks as every campaign video watched and social media post liked and shared will result in a 5 cent contribution from RBC.
Click here to learn more about the grant.
Click here to watch the campaign video.
For more information on the initiative, click here.