Transform Your Business Performance with Digital Technology
We Have Formed a Strategic Alliance with Catalyst Strategies Consulting, Certified CDAP Advisors, to Provide Qualified Digital Transformation Outcomes Tailored to Suit the Unique Needs of Small and Medium Sized Businesses across Canada to:
- Systemize Business Activities
- Streamline Operations
- Enhance Customer Experiences
- Remove Unnecessary Complexity
- Reduce Paperwork
- Improve Efficiency
- Professionalize Marketing
- Generate Sales Leads
- Simplify Inventory Management
- Increase Productivity
Pre-Qualify in Just Two Minutes
Get started on your application today by filling out our two-minute pre-qualification form to determine your eligibility. We’ll be in touch within a single business day to answer questions and walk you through the next steps.
How It Works
In today’s market, adopting digital tools and systems is essential for Canadian businesses to grow and thrive. Whether that means implementing new software, creating a functional e-commerce store, moving your processes online or launching an online marketing campaign that converts, your business will benefit from a strong digital foundation.
Technology is Changing at a Rapid Pace – Don’t be Left Behind
We help you boost Your business technology through the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP). This Government of Canada funded program helps members of the Canadian Door Industry adopt digital technologies that let you and your team focus on making your business more profitable and productive.
What is CDAP?
The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), funded by the Government of Canada, helps small and medium-sized enterprises adopt digital technologies to increase their competitiveness.
Qualified Applicants Receive
- Over $20,000 in grant funding
- An interest free loan of up to $100,000, payable over 5 years
Who is CDAP for?
This program is for for-profit enterprises who have had at least $500,000 in revenue in one of the last three years. The funds will be committed over four years, but could potentially be accessed sooner.
What the Digital Adoption Plan Focuses On
Enhance Your Customer Experiences
- Customer Relationship Management
- Sales Systems
- Marketing Strategy & Analytics
- Digital Presence (Website & Social Media)
- Point-of-Sale Systems
Streamline Your Operations
- Product Delivery
- Service Delivery
- Quality Management
- Product & Service Development
- Workflow & Process Automation
- Field Services
Integrate Your Key Business Functions
- Finance & Accounting
- Supply Chain Management
- Human Resources (Recruitment, Retention, and Education)
- Strategic Planning
- Organizational Safety
- Risk, Legal & Regulatory
Fortify Your Digital Activities
- Software Selection
- Data Management
- Content Management
- Software Subscription
- Cloud Adoption
- Cyber Security
- Information Technology Support
- IT Infrastructure
How to Apply for CDAP
Does Your Business Qualify?
Eligible businesses must:
- Be incorporated at the provincial or national level; or be a Canadian resident sole proprietor.
- Be privately-owned for-profit entity.
- Have a maximum of 499 full time equivalent employees.
- Have at least $500,000 and not more than $100 million in revenue in one (1) of the past three (3) tax years.
Build a Plan
Build your digital plan with the help of Catalyst Strategies, an ISED approved partner.
Once ISED validates the plan, submit your invoices to receive a 90% reimbursement ($15,000) to cover advisory fees (valued at $16,700). In addition, you can apply for a 100% grant funded wage subsidy up to $7300 to leverage the help of skilled post-secondary students and recent graduates to assist with the implementation of digital technology.
Apply for Your BDC Loan
Once your plan is approved, use a personalized link sent to you via email to apply for an interest free loan of up to $100,000 from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to facilitate the acquisition of new technology.
Catalyst Strategies understands the needs of business owners and the challenges that they face. Our highly qualified, professional, and experienced consultants come from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, all with a shared goal of making businesses more profitable and prosperous by precipitating fundamental changes in their business to achieve better results.
We take care of your financials so you can focus on the front-line of your business.
We simplify your processes, organize your financials, and provide insight using technology and strategic planning, all to make your business more successful. Think of us as your full-service, outsourced accounting department—your CFO, bookkeeper, and controller, all in one!
We actively listen to your goals and partner with you to achieve them. Leveraging our passion for business accounting, we take all the accounting-related tasks off your plate so you can focus on running your business.
As the owner of Infinite Bookkeeping, Elisabeth is a Certified Bookkeeper turned entrepreneur who has dedicated her time to support and help business owners grow and achieve their financial goals.
Elisabeth’s passion for business has enlisted her as an asset for collaborations she partakes in. She believes in turning the impossible into “I’m possible” encouraging, planning, and guiding business owners towards their financial goals and to go after their dreams.
“I am most grateful when clients share their goals with me, envisioning someone’s future while sitting across from them, sharing resources and planning steps on how to get there has become a reason why I’m so passionate about business. To watch their journey unfold and see their ideas come into fruition is a beautiful thing.”
When she is not creating and implementing business ideas, she loves dancing and creating exciting memories with her 8-year-old son; let it be finding a perfect stick in the woods and stepping into their favorite Avatar characters to cherishing traveling moments in Disneyland or Mexico.
Certified CDAP Advisor
MBA, CMC, CCXP, CSP
James is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) with a can-do approach to business. James is passionate about business strategy, and his experience and expertise in working with large and small organizations in a variety of industries has developed his keen understanding of how to analyze organizations, diagnose challenges, and uncover the blind spots in all aspects of your business that may be hindering optimum performance.
Taking a whole-systems approach, James leads teams to design, deliver, and implement business strategies that streamline processes, capture value, improve operational efficiency and effectiveness, and provide distinct competitive advantages for our clients.
Certified CDAP Advisor
Jean-Eric was a born entrepreneur, buying and selling four companies before the age of 31. On top of his entrepreneurial experience, Jean-Eric has also built an incredibly diverse and powerful resume working for, and consulting with, several companies in a variety of industries.
Jean-Eric has a gift of not only creating systems and digital transformation strategies that turn the complex into the simple, but in the process, he also gets buy-in from your team. His expertise includes procuring, implementing, and fully integrating operating systems (CRM, ERP, Phone integrations) into growing organizations, and back-office (Accounting & Administrative) overhauls to stabilize and support continued growth that drives accountability with reliable performance metrics in all levels of your company with beautiful reports that make sense.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Jean-Eric can often be found on the courts of the squash club, networking in the business community, volunteering on a board, or riding bike-trails and building Lego with his son, Cruz.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need Catalyst Strategies to apply for CDAP, or can I do it on my own?
You can apply for CDAP on your own through the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada website. However, the Catalyst Strategies team is equipped to guide you through the process from application to implementation, ensuring you don’t miss a beat anywhere in between!
What part of the program will Catalyst Strategies help me with?
We’ll guide you through the application process and, once you’re approved, our team of certified consultants will be responsible for developing your business strategy and digital adoption roadmap. We’ll work with you to determine your goals and priorities, what’s working and what needs improvement and what actionable steps you need to take to exponentially grow your business. In 5-6 weeks, we’ll map your digital transformation and deliver the details to you in the form of a comprehensive strategy document.
How long will it take to develop my business strategy?
Depending on the scope of your business needs and the flexibility of your schedule to meet and contribute to the strategy work, we can generally have your strategy completed in 5-6 weeks.
How long will it take to get my BDC loan?
You can apply for your Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) loan (up to $100,000) once you complete your strategy work with us. The funds will be committed over the course of four years, but could be accessed earlier depending on how quickly you’re able to submit your application.
What happens after I get my strategy?
While our work ends once the strategy portion is completed, we’ll help you put together the team you need to implement the work. We have a list of trusted agencies and firms that can help you implement the action items outlined in your strategy.
What can CDAP funding be spent on?
The grant you receive upon successfully applying for CDAP can only cover strategic and advisory services. You can apply for up to $100,000 in interest-free loans (payable over five years) after your business strategy is complete, which can be used for any costs associated with implementing your business strategy and digital adoption roadmap. This could include technology acquisition, website/e-commerce development, digital marketing, and more.
Do I get the grant money up front?
Funds are reimbursed by the Government of Canada upon project completion. You will be able to submit your invoices and claim back 90% of the cost, up to $15,000. In our case, you’ll be billed $15,000 and receive $13,500 back.