Standing with Canadian owners at a time of distance.

Now more than ever, small business owners need our support. Over the next several weeks, we’ll showcase the stories of Canadian owners who adapted their business to deal with the challenges of COVID-19.

Our commitment

We believe small business is a big deal and that owners need allies. So, we asked Canadians to help us distribute our $500,000 commitment to support owners. In just 4 days, 20,000 of you rallied behind local businesses.

We’re continuing this commitment using our advertising to promote owners and giving their business and stories the exposure they deserve.

Meet the owners

Small business is the heartbeat of every neighbourhood. Each week, we'll feature owners from across the country, and share their incredible stories of running a small business during COVID-19.

Alyssa, Mini Mioche

Adpating her business has allowed Alyssa Kerbel, owner of Mini Mioche to keep her customer front and centre, delivering them a convenient and safe shopping experience.

Paul & Katrina, Pawse Boutique

Paul Goodship and Katrina Sargent, owners of Pawse Boutique, began selling pet supplies by delivery when the pandemic began. Now they're preparing for the long-haul as the expectations of consumers begin to shift.

Meet the experts

In the coming weeks, connect with our partners and experts to help manage your business during and after this time of distance.

Owners can count on TELUS

We’re helping owners stay safe and connected with flexible payment offers, virtual healthcare solutions and new product offers.

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Thank you, Canada!

Gift card submissions are now closed.

In just four days we received 20,000 social posts. From coast-to-coast, we've seen Canadians #StandWithOwners. And for that, we thank you!

Because of the overwhelming response to our gift card initiative, as of 10am EST on May 12, we are not accepting new requests to purchase $25 gift cards. For everyone who participated prior, please be patient as we work towards fulfilling your order.

Stay tuned for additional ways you can continue to #StandWithOwners.

#StandWithOwners on Twitter and Instagram

Head to Twitter and Instagram and support your local small business today.

Need a digital gift card program?

We’ve teamed up with Square to help small businesses get started with digital gift cards. New Square Merchants will receive their first $2,000 in sales without processing fees. Connect with Square.

Have questions about the gift card program?

Check out our FAQ to see if we have an answer to your question.

Send us an email at if you still need more information.

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