Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

Access up to $15,000 in government funding so you can boost your business technology by creating and adopting your short-term and long-term digital roadmap.

Wondering what is it exactly?

This video covers what The Canada Digital Adoption Program is, how it works, the most common questions about the program and an explanation of steps that need to be taken to get the grant for your business.

Still not sure if you are a
fit for the grant?

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is offering $4 billion in total funding to help small to medium-sized businesses embrace digital transformation.

Through the Canadian Digital Adoption Program Grant, successful applicants can access up to $15,000 to retain Awareness Strategies as their Digital advisor. Which will help you to offset the costs of planning your transformation journey.

Let's begin your transformational journey:

As experts in Digital Marketing Technology, our digital advisory team focused on small businesses between 1 and 20 Million dollars in revenue. In fact, Awareness Strategies is the perfect partner to help you make the most of this opportunity.

The digital marketing landscape is international and we understand the challenges and opportunities that come with that.
And, more importantly, we understand how to
help you succeed.

The first step of succeeding would be going through the assessment tool, which is very simple and consists of only a few questions about the industry:

        -The number of employees

        -Your gross revenue generate in the past few years, etc.

We know that you don’t know where the next year will take you, or the next five years, but that's what this process is for. Therefore, all businesses need to be forward-focused on their growth. And on the other hand, to minimize their shortcomings and ensure their long-term stability and presence.

How we can help you?

Whether you want to increase your market share,  improve your internal operations, or get better insight into the factors driving your business efficiencies, and we can help you get there.

1 - CDAP Grant eligibility assessment

First, review the funding criteria with a qualified advisor and determine whether you qualify, and which stream would be best for your business.

2 - Grant application support

Complete your application with the help of an Awareness Strategies Digital Advisor who can help maximize your funding and the likelihood of approval.

3 - Business needs assessment

Review your operations, current technology, and business strategy. So that we can identify where you can benefit from digital transformation — and what to prioritize.

4 - Review solution options

Find platforms and capabilities that will support your budget and business objectives — and create a cost / benefit analysis of your top options.

5 - Strategy and Roadmap

Together we design a comprehensive digital strategy with steps, timelines, and resources required to achieve your near- and long-term transformational objectives. 

Again, this isn't a sales pitch or a proposal.  Your Roadmap will be a living working document that itemizes each step of the way. In addition, you and your advisor will work together in order to ensure that these are your goals and dreams woven in with best practices; the best technology available for your needs and the human resources required to reach each new level.  

This will be your business playbook for the next five years.

Do you qualify for Canada Digital Adoption Program funding?

The Government of Canada has outlined four mandatory criteria for eligible applicants:

  • Be incorporated federally, provincially, or territories.
  • Be a for-profit, privately owned business
  • Have at least 1 employee
  • Have at least $500,000 of annual revenues in one of the previous three tax years

What does it take?


  • You will be asked to provide basic information in the initial application
  • You will be asked to assess your business' digital readiness by completing a digital needs assessment
    • The digital needs assessment tool will generate a report outlining your company's digital maturity and compare it to an industry-specific benchmark. Furthermore,you may share this report with your digital advisor later in the process
  • Once you've completed your digital needs assessment, you will be able to find a digital advisor and develop your digital adoption plan
    • You will access CDAP's Digital Advisor Marketplace and select a digital advisor you would like to partner with to develop your digital adoption plan.
    • You and your digital advisor will then agree on the terms of work, and final cost for creating the digital adoption plan.
    • When your digital advisor has completed your digital adoption plan, you will then submit it to process the grant payment.
  • Digital needs assessment (DNA)

    Evaluate your digital maturity

    The first step in helping your business thrive in a changing business landscape. Assessing your business maturity is an important step to help identify where your business stands in terms of digital advancement.

    Reasons to assess your digital maturity

    • Identify your current digital capabilities and needs
    • Define your digital roadmap
    • Discover potential improvements
    • Evaluate and prioritize investments

    Digital Adoption Roadmap

    Funded work placements will be an integral part of the Boost Your Business Technology grant. Students or recent graduates can be hired by firms undertaking digital transformation to help businesses achieve their digital adoption goals.

    Businesses will receive a wage subsidy up to $7,300 to hire talent through the funded work placement.

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