What’s the #GoSmallCanada challenge?

This summer, we’re challenging Canadians to come together and support small businesses across the Country. Together, let’s show how BIG small businesses can become when they have a little help.

Small businesses have been the backbone of our communities forever. Isn’t it time to share the love, and become the cheerleaders and advocates they need right now. 

When we band together and choose to buy from our favourite small businesses, even the smallest purchases add up. Those purchases become even more powerful when we share those #hiddengems for other consumers to discover.

Join us in the #GoSmallCanada challenge

It’s as easy as 1, 2, GoSmallCanada

  1. Shop at your favourite small business.

  2. Document your visit via photo(s) or video telling us why they are so important to you and/or your community.

  3. Tag the post with the company name, add #GoSmallCanada and #city and challenge your friends and family to do the same.​​​​​​​​​


And that’s it! As more and more Canadians post, we spread the word so more people find amazing small businesses across the Country, ensuring small businesses thrive everywhere across Canada.  

Shop… Tag… Post… #GoSmallCanada

If you love what we’re doing, we invite you to join us

How do I #GoSmallCanada?

"Canada, let's build the BIGGEST small business movement ever! #GoSmallCanada

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I’m a small business, how can I participate or download assets?

We’ve made is super simple for you to encourage your customers to showcase YOUR business with the #GoSmallCanada movement.

We’ve created some downloadable posters you can print and post in your shop window, on your site and across your social platforms so your customers are in the know and can help your business grow.

I’m a Professional Business Association that supports small businesses in my community. How can we get involved or download assets?

We’ve got you covered as well! You can create awareness of the #GoSmallCanada campaign amongst your membership with the assets we’ve created below. 

  • We’ve got a PDF that provides an overview of the campaign

  • A series of as ​​​​​​​​downloadable assets​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ you and your members can leverage in-store, online or via social media

  • There's also an option to customize these assets with your/their brand to make it more personalized or we can help get them professionally printed for you. ​​Just send us an email at start@equoshift.com​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​with the subject line GoSmallCanada.

How can I find out more about eQuo?

Visit our website, equoshift.com or click the about us tab in the navigation above

How can I become involved as a Sponsor, Partner or Investor?

Awesome! Please reach out to us at start@equoshift.com. We would love to work with you and can explore options and details about our community platform.

It’s up to you how you’d like to activate, but we’re here to support. And if there’s something we haven’t thought of, just ask! Send us a note at start@equoshift.com and we’ll see what we can do.

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