Save Our Shops

We have heard from our community of small businesses that the current government funding programs that are available are helping but they are not enough to fully support them through this difficult time.

That is why we have teamed up with three crowdfunding platforms (Fundrazr, FrontFundr, and Wayblaze) to create the “Save Our Shops” initiative which offers local small businesses the opportunity to raise much needed relief funds through non-financial (donations/rewards) crowdfunding campaigns and receive funding in the form of an emergency relief loan.

The Canadian Small Business Relief Bond (the CSBRB)

Over the coming months, investors in our local communities will fund the CSBRB which plans to make loans to eligible businesses who are in need of capital support due to COVID-19. To qualify for the loan, your business must have been financially viable prior to the pandemic as determined by the underwriting policies set for the program.

To qualify, businesses must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • You are a small business or non-profit social enterprise
  • You are headquartered and registered in Canada
  • You primarily serve local customers
  • Your enterprise has been negatively impacted by Covid-19
  • You were a “going concern” enterprise prior to the pandemic
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Register Your Intent to Apply for The CSBRB by Completing the Form Below

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When you are invited to apply, you will be required to complete a loan application which will determine your eligibility and the amount of money you are able to receive. The terms of the loans available from the CSBRB are outlined below:


Business Term Loan

Loan Amount

Up to $50,000

Interest Rate



6 Year Term. Year 1 - Interest Only. Years 2-6 - 5 Years Equal Monthly Payments.

Borrowing Fee

$500 One-Time


No penalties for prepayment.

Use of Funds

Must provide a clear use of funds such as investment in pivot. Cannot use for tax arrears, loan arrears or refinancing.

Learn About Investing in the CSBRB

If you want to learn more about how to invest in the CSBRB, head over to for more information.