We’re committing $1M to champion small business.

TELUS Business is a proud supporter of Canadian business.  That’s why we’re committing $1M in funding, local advertising and mentorship to showcase their incredible stories and community impact.


Apply for your chance to receive $10,000 and more

We’re championing small business owners with incredible stories of resilience and community impact.  Share your story with us for your chance to receive funding, local advertising and mentorship. Selected recipients will be announced weekly until October 31, 2021. See application rules for details.

Selected recipients receive:


$10,000 cash infusion directly to your business.

Local Advertising

A personalized, local ad campaign to promote your business.


Get one-on-one support and mentorship from our partners and industry experts.


#StandWithOwners for a chance to win

Share how you’ll support a small business in your community and tag them, using #StandWithOwners.  Your post will be entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card.

Make a commitment

Create a post on Twitter or Instagram and share how you will support a small business in your community.

Tag the small business

Tag the business you’re supporting and use the hashtag #StandWithOwners.

Your chance to win

Your post will be entered to win a $500 gift card to the business.  Winning commitments will be posted weekly on social.

#StandWithOwners Commitments

See the commitments Canadians are making to local owners across the country.


TELUS Small Business Hero prize winners


Irina McKenzie is the owner of Vancouver’s FABCYCLE, a Social Enterprise with a mandate to divert textile waste from the landfills and create a more sustainable, zero-waste world.

Mirror Image Media

Mirror Image Media a full-service video production company based in Halifax that prides itself on telling social and environmental impact stories through film and is proudly owned by queer twin sisters, Meaghan & Marie Wright.

Meet the 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.

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#StandWithOwners FAQs

Small Business Application

Commitment Contest