Digital Development Assistance Program

The Digital Development Assistance Program (DDA Program) is an initiative of The Centre for Burnaby Business Recovery & Resilience that provided small businesses, non-profits and solopreneurs with direct, hands-on support to build, optimize, and enhance various digital activities.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have had to ensure they could communicate and compete in the digital space.  In the post-pandemic marketplace, commerce and customers will continue to move online, and businesses will greatly benefit from expanding and improving website functionality, offering e-commerce options, and engaging customers and communities on social media channels.

Leveraging our world-class post-secondary institutions, the DDA Program delivered digital supports for local businesses using a team of skilled local students, all provided at no cost to the business.  From building e-commerce sites, websites, to conducting social media audits and helping develop campaigns, the program helped bridge an urgent digital gap for small business. The program was a win-win, with 40 local businesses supported and 6 local students hired.

For more information about this program email or call 604 412 0100.


The Digital Development Assistance Program is an initiative of the The Centre for Burnaby Business Recovery & Resilience which is supported by the following partners:

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Electronic Arts TD Canada Trust

Silver Sponsors: