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Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

Welcome to IAMTEAM, your trusted partner for embracing the digital age and driving your business forward. Our mission is to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) navigate the ever-evolving digital landscape with confidence and success. With the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) at our side, we're here to empower your business through innovative technology solutions and strategic planning.

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is a groundbreaking initiative by the Government of Canada, aimed at supporting SMEs in harnessing the power of digital technologies. With a commitment of $4 billion over four years, CDAP is here to propel your business into the future. CDAP offers two distinct grants, each tailored to specific business needs:

About CDAP

1. Grow Your Business  Online Grant

Designed for businesses with revenues greater than $30,000 or at least one employee (other than the owner), the Grow Your Business Online Grant provides a microgrant of $2,400. This grant is your gateway to creating a new website and establishing a robust online presence.

2. Boost Your Business  Technology Grant

For businesses with revenues exceeding $500,000, the Boost Your Business Technology Grant offers up to $15,000 to develop a comprehensive digital adoption plan. Our CDAPapproved advisors will work closely with you to design a customized strategy that leverages digital solutions for sustainable growth and competitiveness.

At IAMTEAM, we are your dedicated digital transformation partner. Our seasoned experts understand the challenges and opportunities within your industry, enabling us to create a tailored roadmap for your success. Here's how we can assist you:

How IAMTEAM Can Guide Your Digital Journey

Grant Application Support

Navigating the grant application process can be complex. Our experienced advisors will guide you through the steps, ensuring a seamless application experience and maximizing your chances of approval.

Uncover untapped potential within your business operations. We conduct a comprehensive review of your current technology landscape and identify areas where digital transformation can drive efficiency, customer engagement, and growth.

Business Needs Assessment

Digital Strategy Building

Our CDAP-certified advisors collaborate with you to craft a comprehensive digital strategy. This strategic roadmap outlines actionable steps, timelines, and necessary resources to bring your digital vision to life.

Transitioning from strategy to implementation can be daunting. We're here to facilitate  the process, from selecting the right digital solutions to redesigning processes and configuring software.

Implementation  Support

Expert Guidance at Every Step

With IAMTEAM by your side, you benefit from expert advice every step of the way. Our collaborative approach ensures that your digital adoption plan aligns with your business goals and yields tangible results.

Your journey towards digital transformation starts here. Let us be your partner in navigating the CDAP landscape and harnessing its benefits. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary 30-minute call with our team and take the first step towards a digitally empowered future.

Unlock the Potential of CDAP with IAMTEAM

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for the Boost Your Business Technology grant, your business must meet the following criteria:
  1. 1. Incorporated at the national or provincial level; or be a Canadian resident sole proprietor.
  2. 2. Privately-owned for-profit entity.
  3. 3. Maximum 499 full-time equivalent employees.
  4. 4. At least $500,000 and not more than $100 million in revenue in one (1) of the past three (3) tax years.
The Government of Canada will reimburse you for up to 90% of eligible expenses, up to $15,000. Once your IAMTEAM advisor has completed work on your digital adoption plan, you will submit the invoices to receive your grant payment.
You must apply for the grant directly. However, our team can guide you through the process, review your application, provide feedback to maximize your likelihood of success, and answer any questions you have.
The Government of Canada has a list of partners in its Digital Advisor Marketplace who you can work with. IAMTEAM is an approved digital advisor for the Canada Digital Adoption Program.
You need to submit your digital adoption plan and invoices to the federal government for reimbursement within 9 months of being approved for funding. In most cases, IAMTEAM can help you develop your digital adoption plan much sooner — typically, our work will be completed within 6 weeks of the project kick-off.
IAMTEAM has assembled a team of advisors with extensive experience helping small and medium-sized businesses achieve their digital transformation goals. Your primary point of contact will be one of our directors, who will recruit support from our extended team as necessary to help develop a tailored and comprehensive transformation plan that's ready for implementation.
Your digital adoption plan is a comprehensive analysis of the opportunities to improve your business by leveraging modern technology. Specific components you will see in the digital adoption plan from IAMTEAM include:
  • 1. Current state analysis, including a current technology map.
  • 2. Future state technology map, identifying new solutions or enhancements to existing solutions.
  • 3. Prioritized list and descriptions of digital solutions (digital initiatives) and how they impact your business goals.
  • 4. Implementation roadmap, including timelines, costs, and required capabilities.
No. The Boost Your Business Technology grant is intended to assess your digital maturity and opportunities to increase your competitiveness through digital transformation. Eligible costs are limited to those involved with creating your digital adoption plan.
However, upon approval of your digital adoption plan, you will be able to apply for an interest-free loan and use those funds for implementation of your digital strategy. That means the loan can be used to purchase new hardware, software, and services to help implement the technology.
Yes, we can assist in the implementation of your plan. Examples of how we can work with you include redesigning processes to support new technology, configuring software, and implementing cybersecurity solutions. While IAMTEAM's engagement from a Canada Digital Adoption Program perspective concludes after developing your digital adoption plan, our team is ready to support your journey from planning to execution.
While there is no fixed deadline to apply for CDAP grants, it's important to note that funding is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend applying as soon as possible to secure your grant and embark on your digital transformation journey. Our team can guide you through the application process and help you submit your grant application in a timely manner.
A digital advisor plays a crucial role in helping your business navigate the CDAP process. They collaborate with you to develop a tailored digital adoption plan, provide expert advice on selecting and implementing digital solutions, and guide you through the entire transformation journey. Our CDAP-approved advisors bring a wealth of experience and insights to ensure your digital strategy aligns with your business objectives.
CDAP offers further support for implementing your digital adoption plan through an interest-free loan and wage subsidies for youth placement. The interest-free loan, provided by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), can help you acquire the necessary technology and resources to execute your plan. Additionally, wage subsidies enable you to access talented post-secondary students and recent graduates for work placements, further enhancing your implementation process.
CDAP grants are designed to cater to a wide range of businesses, from small startups to established enterprises. The eligibility criteria consider factors such as revenue, number of employees, and business structure. Whether you're a solopreneur looking to establish an online presence or a medium-sized business aiming to enhance your digital capabilities, CDAP offers opportunities for businesses of varying sizes to benefit from digital transformation.
Book a complimentary 30-minute call with our team and embark on a transformative path with IAMTEAM and the Canada Digital Adoption Program.

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