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Let's Do It Again, Canada!

In 2020, tens of thousands of Canadians rallied around locally owned small businesses and generated:

On a single day!

While the initial pain of COVID is hopefully behind us, the economic challenges it left behind are real! So we’re bringing The Big Spend back in 2023 with a plan for an even bigger impact.

Our 2020 Big Spend Friends


What’s New For 2023?

  1. A Bigger Plan!
    1. We’re looking for hundreds of Community Partners (Chambers, BIA’s and other
      community groups) to help us kickstart Canada’s economy.
  1. A Better Strategy!
    1. A National marketing campaign that leverages existing networks to create a high profile spend event that supports locally owned businesses!
    2. An earlier start helps us be better prepared with a marketing plan and resources to produce a better event!
  1. Better Resources!
    1. A Unique to You page on our new searchable site
    2. A full suite of social media resources to promote The Big Spend in Your Community.
  1. Better Value for you and your members!

The next Big Spend happens April 28-30, 2023.


Anyone can do a shop local campaign.

Not everyone can do a shop local campaign that includes communities from coast to coast to coast!

We’d love to do The Big Spend with you in 2023!

big spend ideas

Here are a few suggestions to help you find and support a local small business in your area. 

Want more suggestions?  Visit the website from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business to find local shopping ideas in your area.