With the city’s financial support, six non-profit organizations will be able to provide technical support to Montréal companies experiencing difficulties due to the COVID-19 crisis and who need assistance to resume their activities.
Six non-profit organizations will support Montréal businesses
The city launched a call for proposals for non-profit organizations that could offer technical support solutions to Montréal companies, helping them face the major challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis, particularly challenges around operation management, supply, business model development, technical training and more.
On April 30 (in French), the city confirmed funding for the first three non-profits, while eight more received funding on on May 20. Today, Montréal is supporting the initiatives of six new non-profits, bringing the number of organizations that were selected in the call for proposals to 17.
As the COVID-19 situation continues, when clients visit businesses, they need safety, but they also need user friendliness. Le Comité offers signage solutions for clients on the street and within businesses. This project will offer support to more than 80 companies.
The project presented by Techno Mtl offers a marketplace-type platform between tech firms and companies looking for solutions to speed up their technological shift. Some 500 companies will be using the platform.
Bureau de Prod
This project will support arts promoters. The organization offers consultation and guidance to promoters looking to get through the crisis and develop new markets. It will offer a space for sharing information and solutions.
This organization will offer social economy businesses and arts/community organizations a free consultation service to help them craft innovative new processes and understand the challenges they face in order to clarify their vision and find solutions.
Montréal In Vivo
This project, which was carried out jointly with MMode, aims to create a directory of protective equipment providers, specifically identifying Montréal providers. Supplies from Montréal companies will be made easier through direct links to order online. Around 100 companies will be able to benefit from this initiative.
Chambre de Commerce de l'Est de Montréal
The organization will offer general diagnostic services to some 100 small businesses in the eastern island of Montréal affected by the crisis. It will offer contingency plans and recommendations to renew their business model
The technical support offered by the 17 organizations funded by the city will directly help more than 2,625 companies become more resilient in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.