Digital Development Assistance Program

The Digital Development Assistance Program (DDA Program) is an initiative of The Centre for Burnaby Business Recovery & Resilience that provides 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 will deliver digital supports for local businesses using skilled local students.  Participating businesses will select particular digital supports from the program’s offerings and local student(s) will work with them remotely on a project bases to develop and implement their needed supports.

There is no cost to participate in the DDA program, and the support will be delivered safely via remote-working platforms.  The DDA program students are managed and administered by the Burnaby Board of Trade, but participating businesses will work with the student(s) to develop and implement their selection of our digital offerings

Applications are not currently being accepted.

For more information, or to apply for this program in the future, 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: