We are recommitting $1M to empower Canadian business.

Own a business that deserves a boost? Apply for a chance to receive $25,000 in funding, advertising, and technology.

Could you be our next Business Hero?

Tell us your story, your business passion, impact on your community and how technology is helping transform your business. Deadline for entering is September 18. See contest rules for details.

Mamas for Mamas

Shannon Christensen, Founder

Stephanie Horman, National Partnerships & Engagement


Each $25,000 prize package includes…


$10,000 in cash to help boost your business.


Local advertising customized with your brand message.

Technology package

A Samsung technology package, along with a 2-year TELUS small business smartphone plan.

Additional prizing

We’ve partnered with Sage, Moneris and Fully Managed by TELUS Business to provide additional prizes to help your business grow.

Additionally, one winner will receive…

A tech boost for your business

Keeping up with the latest technology is critical to staying competitive. In partnership with Cisco, Samsung, and Fully Managed by TELUS Business, we’ll award one owner with a technology makeover package to help further boost their business.

Sherky Ng

CEO, Ikou Inc.


Contest timeline

We’ll announce new winners each month, so enter early!

Contest launch

1st round of winner announcements

Last day to enter


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See our past #StandWithOwners prize winners

We’re incredibly proud of Canadian small business owners and the integral role they play in our communities across Canada. Take a look at the amazing businesses and their hardworking owners who won prizes in 2021.


Owners Krys & Mateo take a holistic approach to skincare with luxury products featuring clean, green ingredients extracted from nutrient-rich plant life.

Timber River Eco Farms

Timber River Eco Farms, owned by the Kummer Family, is giving back to the community and growing greener by the day with sustainable practices to produce their famous Eco Spuds.

Meet the 2020 owners

Small business is the heartbeat of every neighborhood. Throughout 2020, we featured owners from across the country, and shared their incredible stories of running a small business during COVID-19.

Thanks to our supporting partners