Member merchants: BIA support programs during COVID-19
Wellington West BIA is here to support you. In these difficult times, we are doing even more to help the merchants, restaurants and businesses in our district respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Love.WellingtonWest.ca – free Crowdfunding program for merchants
The COVID-19 crisis has hit the shops and restaurants of Hintonburg and Wellington Village hard. And as your BIA, we are here to support you in this difficult situation. We’re all in this together.
That’s why we have partnered with Crowdfund Canada. At no cost to you, we’ll help you start your own crowdfunding campaign, promote it to your customers, and raise the funds you need. Our partners will cover the program AND transaction fees.
- You design, control, and receive direct deposit payments from your own campaign.
- You choose a fundraising goal and campaign length.
- You decide what incentives you want to provide donors for different donation amounts.
Instructional video with Crowdfunder UK senior coach Bertie Herrtage.
Create your own campaign now at love.wellingtonwest.ca.
Together Apart partnership
Together-Apart.ca is a free not-for-profit Web page promoting Ottawa businesses during COVID.
We have partnered with the Together-Apart team to create a separate section of the website specifically for businesses in Wellington West. You can find the early version here.
To start your profile and participate in this program, just click the link below and select Wellington West from the list of neighbourhoods
COVID service listings on wellingtonwest.ca
Since the crisis began, we have continued to maintain lists on our website of businesses that are still providing services in some way. We have made every effort to keep these lists as accurate and helpful as possible.
- Essential businesses still open:
- Restaurants offering takeout and/or delivery: https://wellingtonwest.ca/covid-restaurants/
- Merchants offering online shops and/or services: https://wellingtonwest.ca/online-shopping/
- Merchants who are selling gift certificates: https://wellingtonwest.ca/gift-certificates-online/
We have been monitoring news and updates regarding COVID-19 from all levels of government. Relevant news and updates are added to our website, https://wellingtonwest.ca/stay-healthy-wellington-west/. When announcements are made of particular interest to our member-businesses, an eblast is sent to subscribed members. To be added to the membership mailing list, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org (please include your name and the name of your business).