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Access up to $15,000 of government grant funding

Boost your business technology by applying to the Canada Digital Adoption Program

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Boost your business potential with the Canada Digital Adoption Program

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Access up to $15,000 in government funding and receive a strategic Digital Adoption Plan crafted specifically to suit your business objectives and excel in today’s technological landscape.

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Whether you want to secure important data from cyberthreats, streamline business technology usage or boost your online presence, ALPHA will ensure you achieve your goals.

Receive up to $100,000 in financing to realize your goals

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Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is offering eligible businesses an interest-free loan of up to $100,000 which can be utilized to deploy the tech solutions outlined in your strategic roadmap.

What you’ll gain by partnering with us

Benefit from working with certified advisors completely invested in your success.

By providing application support, reviewing your current business technology and identifying how you can improve, our digital advisors will help maximize your funding and likelihood of approval.

Protect your business from cybercrimes
Streamline business technology
Keep your business running smoothly online

Gain a comprehensive overview of your current IT environment and determine if your organization is prepared to defend itself against cyberthreats with a comprehensive cybersecurity assessment. Protect the integrity of your business, secure sensitive client information and ensure operations continue in the event of an attack.

What's Included:

  • Internal and external network scan
  • Detection of insecure ports
  • Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) report
  • Software patch and updates check
  • Web vulnerability scan

Receive a technology gap analysis and achieve clarity on the current state of your hardware and software stack. Whether you want to better connect a hybrid workforce, empower a more collaborative work environment, assess compliance requirements, or reduce security risks, this analysis will put you on the right track.

What's Included:

  • An on-site assessment to provide a comprehensive overview of your current hardware and software stack
  • Determining your short and long-term business goals
  • Revision of current software programs, hardware and business technology
  • Comparing your current state with industry best practices and future objectives
  • Strategic roadmap development that will help to identify areas of improvement and put you on track for success

Receive a high-level overview of your current website and marketing tactics with a digital assessment that will determine if they comply with your industry’s best practices. Whether you want to improve the functionality of your existing website or automate your ecommerce business, we will provide expert advice.

What's Included:

  • Determining your short and long-term business goals
  • Assessing your current website and digital marketing strategy
  • Deciphering the gaps between your current strategy, industry best practices and your business goals
  • Strategic roadmap development that will help to bridge any gaps and put you on track for success
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Protect your business from cybercrimes

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Streamline business technology

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Keep your business running smoothly online

How to apply

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1. Eligibility assessment

Complete the CDAP Digital Needs Assessment to gain clarity on your digital maturity and how your business can improve. Then, complete the contact form below to get in touch with a certified ALPHA advisor to verify if your business qualifies for the grant.

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2. Application support

Apply for CDAP funding with the support of a certified advisor who will increase your chance of approval and maximize your resources. Upon approval, applicants will receive a grant letter from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).

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3. Strategic interview

Once approved, the next step will be a virtual interview or on-site visit to further assess where your business currently stands and to determine any current issues.

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4. Strategic road mapping

We will create an in-depth Digital Adoption Plan with step-by-step processes, timeframes and the technological resources needed to achieve your short and long-term objectives.

5. Apply for CDAP funding

Once the Digital Adoption Plan is submitted via the CDAP portal and approved by ISED, applicants will receive a grant of up to $15,000 to reimburse them for 90% of the fees paid to their digital advisor, including itemized taxes.

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6. Apply for BDC funding

With a Digital Adoption Plan ready to utilize, applicants can apply for an interest free, $100,000 loan from the BDC to implement the plan by uploading their digital adoption strategy to the ISED portal. No payments required for the first year. 

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7. Deployment

ALPHA’s certified advisors will help implement the solutions outlined in your Digital Adoption Plan and provide ongoing support if needed. 

Find out if you are eligible for funding

Applicants will qualify for the Boost Your Business Technology grant if they fulfil the following requirements:

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Incorporated provincially, federally, or a Canadian resident sole proprietor

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A for-profit, privately owned business

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Have a maximum of 499 full-time employees

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Have a minimum of $500,000 in annual revenue in at least 1 of the previous 3 tax years

Check your eligibility with the Canada Digital Adoption Program’s grant assessment tool to learn if you qualify for the Boost Your Business Technology grant funding.

Additional details:

  • Funding covers up to 90% of the total costs of services provided by your digital advisor, up to a maximum value of $15,000 per business.
  • Applicants must submit the Digital Adoption Plan and the invoice from their digital advisor via the CDAP portal in order to receive the grant.
  • Grants will be allocated on a first come, first served basis within 30 days of the submission and approval of a Digital Adoption Plan.

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Reach out today and discover how strategic IT solutions will take your business to new heights.

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