Shop Local – Ontario Chamber Network
Shop Local is a program run by the Government of Canada through provincial and territorial chambers of commerce and boards of trade to support businesses to encourage Canadians to shop local.
The Government of Canada invested $33 million across Canada (with $8.8 million distributed to Ontario) in this program to support businesses as they reopen so they can stay open and thrive in recovery.
The funding was provided through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to provincial and territorial chambers of commerce to put a spotlight on local businesses in their region. Grant recipients used this funding to support a range of activities that encouraged consumers to shop locally in a way that is safe and aligns with current public health guidelines and demonstrated benefits to the broader business community.
Learn more about the Shop Local program.
More About the Shop Local Program
As the Canadian economy begins to safely reopen, Shop Local investments will encourage Canadians to support their local small businesses, helping them recover quicker.
The purpose of the Shop Local program is for chambers and boards of trade to put a spotlight on local businesses in their region.
The program can help respond to the unique circumstances in regions across the country and allow chambers of commerce/boards of trade to tailor campaigns to local needs and priorities, and ultimately help small businesses as they recover from this unprecedented public economic crisis.