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Canadian Business Resilience Network

In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce established the Canadian Business Resilience Network to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery. This website includes resources to support businesses, including continuity plans, health & safety measures and business recovery plans.


Small Business Relief Fund

As part of its Canadian Business Resilience Network campaign, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, through the generosity of Salesforce (NYSE:CRM), will provide 62 small Canadian businesses from coast to coast with $10,000 grants to help their recovery efforts during these unprecedented times.

The CBRN Small Business Relief Fund will help 62 small Canadian businesses recover and support their resilience, for a total of $620,000 in funds.

Businesses can use the $10,000 grants to support their recovery efforts, including paying salaries, acquiring safety and personal protective equipment for staff, replenishing materials or paying for the measures required to adapt business models to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

To be eligible to apply, businesses must:

  1. Be a for-profit company; and,
  2. Have between 2 and 50 employees; and,
  3. Have been in business for two years as of March 1, 2020; and,
  4. Have an annual revenue between $150,000 CAD and $5,000,000 CAD; and,
  5. Have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; and
  6. Meet the other eligibility criteria set out in the program’s terms and conditions.

The program’s terms and conditions and its privacy policy will be posted here on June 1.

How to apply?

You will be able to apply for a grant for your business here from June 1 until June 12.

The successful applicants will be announced in late June to early July 2020, with the funds being transferred to the successful applicants shortly thereafter.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Salesforce will share publicly how some grant recipients use their funds by asking grant recipients to provide a video or a written case study showing how they used the money.