Step Up For Local

Shop. Eat. Give. Celebrate. Local.

Supporting local businesses means supporting our neighbours and our neighbourhoods. It’s about celebrating the good in our communities and the humanity behind our local economy.

Less money leaves the community

Less money leaves the community

45 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned business stays in the local economy versus 14 cents spent at large chains.

The money that stays cycles

The money that stays cycles

This creates tax revenues to fund healthcare, education, safer communities, streets, and sidewalks.

Local businesses pay it forward

Local businesses pay it forward

Not only are local businesses more likely to support other local businesses, but they also contribute 2.5 times more to local initiatives and non-profits than non-local owners.

Better service

Better service

Local businesses, including B2B, professional services and retail, are more in tune with the local landscape and the needs of the community members.

Create jobs

Create jobs

Small businesses employ the largest workforce base in the country, employing 70% of all Canadians.

Local businesses care more

Local businesses care more

Local businesses are more eager to reflect their communities’ values, needs, and feedback than big chains.

Step up as a local business

We are painting the town yellow by putting decals in the windows of businesses that are interested in supporting this initiative.

Step up as a community member

Make a conscious decision to spend locally. Whether you are shopping, eating, giving, or celebrating, think local first.