Small Business chat with Lori Darlington

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Royal Bank of Canada, last week announced the results of Canada United, a nationwide movement to support Canada’s local and small businesses during COVID-19. 

The movement featured more than 70 corporate brands, the national network of the Canadian Chambers of Commerce, and Canadian business associations who rallied together in support of Canada’s small and local businesses. Cities across the country also did their part, with 44 municipalities making official proclamations in honor of the Canada United Weekend, which took place August 28 – 30.

The Canada United movement, with the support of the Federal Government, also raised more than $14 million for the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund. The fund will provide thousands of eligible small businesses with grants of up to $5,000 to cover expenses related to personal protective equipment (PPE), renovations to accommodate re-opening guidelines and developing or improving e-commerce capabilities.

To know more about Canada United Movement, please join me in welcoming Lori Darlington, Vice President, Small Business and Strategic Partnerships, RBC.

Small business owners who are interested in the program can visit to learn more about the grant and eligibility criteria.

Lastly, as businesses continue to respond to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, there are a number of RBC resources available that can help clients prepare for the new normal. To learn more, business owners are encouraged to explore RBC’s Small Business Navigator hub online at