Getting customers online is vital to your business
We’re here to help your main street business get digital
In-person restrictions are putting a barrier between you and your customers. Digital transformation isn't a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. Our teams at Digital Main Street are here to help. The best part? It's free to you, thanks to the federal government. Digital Main Street is comprised of teams and programs designed to help make sure small businesses can weather the current economic storm and come out the other side ready to do business digitally.
Thank you for your interest in the Digital Main Street (DMS) programs at Communitech. The applications for our programs have closed.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for support for your business, you can check out the following programs and resources:
- ShopHERE program to create online stores for independent small businesses and artists at no cost
- DMS courses to explore Digital Transformation, strategies for Relaunching Your Business and more. Courses are completely free and accessible
- DMS Vendor Directory – a wide range of digital vendors who look forward to working with small businesses and helping them become digital-ready
- DMS webinars and events
- Resources on help for businesses in Ontario
- Other Federal programs to help your business
We've helped these small businesses
Our teams are ready to help you
"It was such a ray of hope. There's this opportunity to reach out to your clients through online – a whole new way of establishing your business."
Rosie Sehmbi, Bahaar Fashions
"Listening to businesses and the needs changing. They understood what I was going through. I think they helped me a lot to understand what I need to do to be future proofed."
Mike McKennai, Little Chief & Co
Thanks to our funders
Thanks to our delivery providers
Digital Main Street is a program and service that helps main street businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, and our Digital Service Squad, a team of highly trained recent graduates who help main street businesses grow and manage their business through the adoption of digital tools and technology.
Digital Main Street was created by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) thanks to the generous support of the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada. Communitech is a proud delivery partner of the Future Proof program, supporting main street businesses to survive and thrive in an increasingly virtual world.
Digital Main Street Future Proof at Communitech is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Federal Economic Agency for Southern Ontario through the Regional Relief and Recovery fund. Communitech is delivering this program in partnership with regional innovation centres across southwestern Ontario and our partners at TABIA and InvestOttawa.