Your $15,000 Digital Adoption Program Grant

Helping Canadian Small and Medium Size Businesses Excel in a Digital World

Due to a high volume of interest, the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) Boost Your Business Technology grant is fully subscribed and is no longer accepting new applications. If you have a valid CDAP grant agreement, you can continue to work with us and submit your claim for reimbursement once your Digital Plan is complete. Be sure to check when your agreement expires and submit your claim before that date to remain eligible for the grant.

The CDAP Grow Your Business Online grant remains open for applications.

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Our CDAP Client Success Stories

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40+

CDAP grants completed nationwide across a diverse range of industries.

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WMSH CDAP submissions that have been approved by the Government of Canada.

$50k-100k

Apply for a zero-interest BDC loan of up to $100,000 with a 5 -year term.

Industries We Serve

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Coaching/Consulting

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Construction

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Creative Services

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Education Programs

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Financial Services

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Food & Beverage

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Health & Wellness

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Hospitality

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Retail

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Security/Private Investigation

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The Amazing Benefits of Improving Your Business Technology

Check out the undeniable improvements Canadian businesses have seen through CDAP and learn more about how to apply.

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800%

Revenue increase for small businesses compared to competitors without a digital adoption plan.

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More likely to grow revenue.

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More profitable than businesses without a digital adoption strategy.

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of leaders credit technology for gaining a competitive advantage.

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Is Your Business Eligible?

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If you answer yes to the below questions then you’re in good shape for being an eligible applicant!

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Are you a for-profit, privately owned business?

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Have you generated a minimum of $500,000 in annual sales in one of the previous 3 tax years?

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Do you have 1-499 full-time employees?

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Are you incorporated federally or provincially, or a Canadian resident sole proprietor?

How it Works

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Confirm Eligibility

Schedule a free 30 minute session to meet with an advisor, ask questions, and confirm eligibility. Your advisor will then guide you to the digital needs assessment form on the official CDAP site.

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Grant Application

After your form is successfully submitted, the CDAP portal will be made available to you where you can select your digital advisor.

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Sign Contract & Start Project

We will send you a contract that outlines the scope of work and highlights your digital possibilities. The solution recommendations will be specific to your business and included in your plan.

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Develop & Submit Plan

Over the following weeks we will meet with you to study your digital activities and understand your business, then we’ll create a digital adoption plan with recommended solutions to advance your business’s digital footprint. After the plan is submitted and approved by the federal government, you will receive your grant funding, typically within 5-10 business days.

Your Digital Adoption Plan Success Team

Jonathan Christian - CDAP Digital Advisor

Jonathan Christian

CDAP Digital Advisor

Valerie Hayes - CDAP Program Director

Valerie Hayes

CDAP Program Director

Kristi Ballard

Kristi Ballard

CDAP Digital Marketing Manager

Anna Kotch - CDAP Project Coordinator

Anna Kotch

CDAP Project Coordinator

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Optional Boosts

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Apply for a 0% interest BDC Loan to Implement Your Plan

After your plan is submitted, you will automatically be eligible to apply for a loan of up to $100,000 at 0% interest for five years through Business Development Bank Of Canada (BDC) to implement the solution of your choice based on our analysis.

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Apply for a $7,300 Youth Placement Wage Subsidy

You will also be eligible to hire a qualified student to assist with implementation of your solution. We can help you with your application for the subsidy.

Your Customized Digital Adoption Plan

Your Digital Adoption Plan will be focused on and customized for your business. We don’t create cookie cutter programs.

We will assess your digital business practices, focusing in on any areas that may be specific to your own company as well as covering a wide range of topics that are relevant to most areas of business.

Next, we identify success gaps and opportunities for improvement including three recommendations with different budgets and timelines.

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Your Digital Playbook is customized to meet your business needs with a focus on growing revenue and improving profit by fully leveraging digital processes and technology solutions.

It’s your tailor-made guide to establishing your business as an industry leader in a fast-paced digital world.

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It’s easy to get started…

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Click Here to schedule a CDAP Eligibility Consultation Appointment

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Meet With Our
Digital Advisor

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We Create Your Digital
Adoption Plan

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We have 19+ years experience creating digital transformation across a variety of industries.

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Many thanks to Jonathan and Trefor for helping APASS Education with the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP). They are very thorough with their assessments and have helped us understand the possibility of digital transformation for small businesses in simple terms that we can relate to. Their assessments were done in such detail that have also allowed us to gain insight in where we stand and what we can do to grow our business and raise brand awareness. They are an amazing team to work with!

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APASS International Education.

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Questions?

Is WMSH an approved digital advisor for the CDAP program?

Yes, we are approved by the federal government to be a digital advisor for this program.

WHAT IS A DIGITAL ADOPTION PLAN?

Think of a Digital Adoption Plan as your business’s tech upgrade map, drawn up by a savvy Digital Advisor. It’s not just a list of cool tools and gadgets but a smart game plan to keep your business rocking and rolling, dodging the punches from competitors, and growing strong. This plan isn’t just a bunch of jargon; it’s the secret sauce for businesses hungry to harness the power of technology and zoom ahead.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE WMSH AS MY DIGITAL ADVISOR?

At WMSH, we’ve got a ton of experience working with all kinds of businesses, whether you’re selling products or offering services. We really take the time to listen and understand your unique needs, so our Digital Adoption Plans fit like a glove, helping you reach your goals with ease.

WHAT IS WMSH’S DIGITAL ADOPTION PLAN (DAP) APPROVAL RATE?

At WMSH, we’ve got you covered with a 100% approval rate for our Digital Adoption Plans, tailored to fit CDAP guidelines for all kinds of businesses. So, relax knowing your DAP and grant approval are in good hands, no stress necessary!

WHAT EXPENSES ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE COVERED BY THE GRANT?
  • You can use the grant to pay for the fees of a digital advisor from Canada listed on the Digital Advisor Marketplace to create a Digital Adoption Plan for your business.

  • You can also use it to cover any taxes applied to these fees for making the Digital Adoption Plan.
ARE THERE EXPENSES THAT ARE NOT COVERED BY THE GRANT?
  • The grant doesn’t cover costs for services like helping to fill out grant applications, loans, or youth placements.

  • It also doesn’t cover expenses for implementing solutions recommended in the Digital Adoption Plan, like buying hardware or software. (These expenses could be covered by the 0% loan.)

  • The grant cannot be used to pay for creating a new website, revamping your current website, new branding for your business, or other digital marketing services. (These expenses could be covered by the 0% loan.)

  • Please note that while some providers might offer free services in exchange for working with them on your grant, it’s important to know that ISED considers this to be fraud. In such cases, you will have to pay back grant funds, and ISED may pursue legal action. WMSH chooses to adhere to program guidelines and not put you at risk.
CAN WMSH ADVISE ME ON THE CDAP PROGRAM’S FINANCIAL SUPPORT OPTIONS?

Yeah, at WMSH, we’re clued in about the CDAP program, including tips on snagging that 0% BDC loan, wage subsidies, and the Grow Your Business Online grant. We can’t apply for you, but we’re here to guide you through the process and offer advice every step of the way.

HOW WILL WMSH INVOICE ME FOR MY DIGITAL ADOPTION PLAN (DAP)?

We’ll gather all the info needed to create your CDAP paperwork and invoice, which is essential for government approval. Don’t stress about paperwork – we’ll make sure your invoice(s) meet all CDAP requirements, and we’ll send your final invoices prior to your submission appointment. Plus, your Digital Advisor will chat with you about a payment plan that suits your business.

HOW CAN I PAY MY INVOICE?

You’ve got a few ways to pay your invoice. You can go old school with a cheque or do it electronically with EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) or wire transfer. If you prefer, you can also pay by credit card, but keep in mind there’s a 2.4% fee for that.

How long does it take to receive the funds from the grant?

The government aims to green-light your Digital Adoption Plan (DAP) within 30 days, but right now, it’s taking more like 8 to 10 weeks. Once approved, expect funds to hit your account within 5 to 10 business days. Keep an eye on your inbox for an email from the government’s CDAP Team confirming your DAP approval.

Still have questions about CDAP?

Got questions about CDAP?  Schedule a consultation with us! We’re here to help you figure out if the $15,000 grant is right for your business. Let’s chat and figure out how we can help you rock it in the digital world!

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Working with WMSH through the CDAP process has been an overall worthwhile experience. The team has a lot of valuable knowledge to impart to any growing business, especially in the website & marketing realms!

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