Digital Main Street’s Future Proof Program – Community Collaboration Projects will connect regional innovation centres, BIAs, Boards of Trade, Chambers of Commerce and other community-based organizations in a series of conversations that will reveal common issues facing main street businesses and focus on developing workable solutions.

Attendees of this workshop will get the opportunity to:

  • Explore innovative ideas to pilot test projects that will positively impact Peel region
  • Align on criteria for selecting projects to be funded
  • Network and design new approaches to main street challenges

Event Agenda

1:00 – 1:15 Networking/Introductions

1:15 – 1:30 Design Thinking exercise

1:30 – 1:55 Breakout Session #1

1:55-2:15 Report back from Breakout #1

2:15 – 2:45 Breakout Session #2

2:45 – 3:00 De-brief/Next Steps

This workshop is for community stakeholders including BIAs, Boards of Trade, Municipal Economic Development partners, individuals interested in projects to revitalize main streets in Peel region. Independent Mainstreet Business Owners, RIC Centre technology/innovation clients, Peel region technology companies and digital marketing agencies. By the end of October, we will announce funding of up to $50,000 in regional projects for testing in Peel region (November 2020 through February 2021).