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Rally support for your pizzeria through Canada United Weekend


August 19, 2020
By Canadian Pizza

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Toronto – The Canada United movement is rallying Canadians to buy, dine and shop at local small businesses on Canada United Weekend from Aug. 28-30.

Canadians are also encouraged to watch the Canada United videos online at GoCanadaUnited.ca, like posts from @GoCanadaUnited on social media and use #CanadaUnited on Twitter to demonstrate their support.

The movement is spearheaded by RBC and more than 50 Canadian brands, the national Chamber of Commerce network and business associations such as Restaurants Canada.

For each of these actions until Aug. 31, 2020, RBC will contribute five cents up to a maximum contribution amount of $2 million to the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund, while working with government and corporate partners to source additional contributions to the fund during the course of the campaign. The fund will provide small Canadian businesses with grants of up to $5,000 to cover expenses related to personal protective equipment, renovations to accommodate reopening guidelines and developing or improving e-commerce capabilities.

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Small Canadian businesses across the country will be able to apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding. The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund will be administered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the national Chamber network. Small business owners who are interested in the program can visit GoCanadaUnited.ca to learn more about grant application details, including eligibility criteria, and to apply.

In June, RBC announced Points for Canada to stimulate local economies across Canada by giving clients double the points at restaurants and 30 per cent more value when redeeming points for gift cards or paying in store.

Learn more about getting involved in the Canada United movement and download the toolkit.