Today, Mayor Bonnie Crombie announced that the City of Mississauga is joining Canada United, a national movement that brings fellow Canadians together to show their support for local businesses.
Canada United is a national movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. Canadians and Mississauga residents alike are encouraged to participate in the social movement with their views, likes, shares and follows in support of small and local businesses. Every social action will result in a donation of five cents by Royal Bank of Canada toward small business recovery grant funding.
“During these challenging times, our local businesses have shown compassion, empathy, concern and charity and now it is our opportunity to give back and stand together as a country and a community,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This is also why we launched Mississauga Made, our very own buy and shop local campaign back in June. Small businesses are essential to our economy and need our help now more than ever. I encourage everyone to stand behind our vibrant small business community and help them recover by shopping and dining locally, especially during Canada United Weekend from August 28 until August 30, 2020.”
Mississauga Made is a free online marketplace where local businesses, artists and vendors can promote their products and services. The initiative inspires residents to support and promote local products, businesses, local artists and experiences within our community.
The Mississauga Made marketplace features over 100 local listings from a variety of business categories with new listings being added daily. The easy-to-use website means residents can search to find new and local businesses in their neighbourhood. From local restaurants to nearby salons, or freelance photographers and one-of-a-kind shops – Mississauga Made is committed to bringing business and community members together to support everything local.
You can support Mississauga Made by:
- Joining the movement and +Add Your Listing to MississaugaMade.ca
- Joining the conversation online with #MississaugaMade
- Buying from local restaurants, shops and businesses
- Sharing your favourite local businesses on social media
In addition to supporting Mississauga Made, residents are encouraged to Show Up for Canada United by giving local businesses your business from August 28 until August 30, 2020.
“The Mississauga Board of Trade is a strong supporter of Canada United and Mississauga Made. These programs highlight the great businesses we have in our City and encourage all of us to shop local. We hope the people of Mississauga will do so on Canada United Weekend,” said David Wojcik, President and CEO of Mississauga Board of Trade.
Residents can also watch the Canada United videos online at GoCanadaUnited.ca, like posts from @GoCanadaUnited on social media and use #CanadaUnited to help raise funds to provide grants to local businesses.