The government of Canada is providing $4 billion in funding to help small to medium-sized businesses become more digitally evolved.
Access your $15,000 share to partner with a digital advisor who will guide you through your transformation.
Start my digital journey
To derive the maximum value from this program, I need a dedicated advisory team who understand digital transformation, change management and has experience adopting and integrating new technologies. Partnering with Canada’s top digital experts will lead to meaningful results.
How do I digitally transform my operations?
I need to better understand the criteria required to qualify for funding, the role a digital advisor will play in my transformation and how this plan will become reality and drive results:
Eligibility Assessment and Application Support
Work with your advisor to determine whether you qualify for either the Boost Your Business Technology or Grow Your Business Online grant and which would provide the most value to you. Lean on their expertise to complete your application and amplify your chance of approval.
Current State Analysis and Recommended Approach
Perform a deep dive into your existing processes and technology, specifically looking for threats that can be mitigated, or opportunities that can be capitalized on, through technology. Once identified, your advisor will carry out a thorough platform comparison and provide recommendations.
Strategy and Roadmap Development
Your advisor will use the information gathered to design your digital strategy inclusive of expected timelines, required resources, technology platforms and guidance on next steps.
I’m ready to begin!
Couch & Associates’ team of experts are eager to help you make every dollar of CDAP funding count. Send us any questions you have or let us know that you’re ready to start!
Frequently Asked Questions
There are four qualifying criteria an organization must meet in order to apply:
- Be incorporated federally or provincially, or be a Canadian resident sole proprietor
- Be a for-profit, privately owned business
- Have between 1 – 499 full time equivalent employees
- Have at least $500,000 of annual revenues in one of the previous three tax years
No, the grant is for strategic and advisory purposes. You can apply for $100,000 interest free loan to put towards technology acquisitions through CDAP.
No, an owner or director of the company must be the one who submits the application. Your advisor can support you with information on how to apply and answer any questions you have.
Funds are reimbursed by the Government of Canada. Upon project completion, you can submit your invoices to claim back 90% of the total outlay, up to $15,000.
Engagements can commence 3 weeks after signed contracts are received and last approximately 6-8 weeks depending on the agreement.
A highly experienced digital expert who has developed successful strategies across a range of organizations and industries. They will lean on a team of people with strategic and technical backgrounds to cover every angle of your strategy.
While implementation is not covered by the Boost Youor Business Technology grant, our capabilities cover everything from advisory work to implementation, customization, and development services.
Having developed your strategic roadmap, we would be in an excellent position to lead your implementation. You can further benefit from the extensive knowledge our team can draw on from previous implementations, certifications and expertise across a range of platforms and relationships with technology providers.
- Current state analysis of your digital maturity
- Summary of specific business problems or opportunities that technology can address
- Comparison of digital solutions and recommendation of which to select
- Comprehensive digital strategy
- Guidelines on how to implement the strategy and resources required
The Government of Canada has a list of approved digital advisors from which you can choose.
Yes, provided they each meet the requirements to apply. Separate applications must be filed by each entity in this case.
If you have accessed funding through the Programme Audit Industrie 4.0, Digital Boost 2.0 or the Digital Acceleration Pilot then you are not eligible for the Boost Your Business Technology grant. You may still qualify for a $100,000 interest free loan through BDC.
Part of the Boost Your Business Technology grant, organizations can apply for a $7,300 wage subsidy to hire students or recent graduates to work on digital initiatives.
No, Couch & Associates is only an advisor for the Boost Your Business Technology stream of the CDAP program.