• This program is currently closed.



Type of Program:



The Digital Transformation Grant is a one-time grant of $2,500 which helps small main street businesses across Ontario improve their adoption of technologies to better promote themselves online, sell online and even run back-office processes online.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a grant of $2,500.

When It Ends:





Applicants must be:

  • Main street businesses
  • Located within a BIA OR is located within a defined central DOWNTOWN business district or downtown by a municipality’s Official Plan/Zoning By-Laws. (NOTE: a main thoroughfare does not necessarily constitute a 'main street/downtown' district.),
  • Employing 1-99 employees
  • Paying commercial property tax (commercially assessed), either directly or through commercial rent
  • A registered business in Ontario and/or incorporated
  • Owned by a Canadian citizen/permanent resident, Ontario resident of 18 years of age or older or operating a business in Ontario.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:


First take an online assessment of their current technology use. 


Complete the Digital Transformation training program and then develop a Digital Transformation Plan based on a template that will be provided which will detail their goals and what technologies they need to achieve those goals.


Apply for a grant to help put the plan into action.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  • A Digital Transformation Plan
  • An application.

Other Things to Note:

Program no longer active at the beginning of 2021.
Applications for the Digital Transformation Grant are now closed.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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