Canada 150: a chance to connect and collaborate

May 8, 2017 - Tags: Customers Products Marketing

While it's exciting to know that Canada is turning 150 this year, the sesquicentennial (a one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary) is more than just a birthday celebration. It's a chance for you to network with other businesses and connect with customers in Canada and from around the world.

Connect and collaborate

Are you planning a big project this year? You can add your organization to the Alliance 150 directory to start networking and spreading the word. Through this directory, you can access a library of resources, find potential collaborators, and see what's already planned in your sector or region.

Pan-Canadian signature projects are large-scale activities with a big impact that encourage participation across the nation. These projects will bring Canadians together to celebrate, take part in events, and share experiences. Tell us what your business is doing to mark Canada's birthday!

Brand your business with Canada 150

The Canada 150 logo is free to use, but first you need to get permission. You can apply to use the logo as part of your business branding or merchandising. There are 4 designs to choose from, and your logo must feature the words "Canada 150".

You can also download the Canada 150 logo poster for printouts. Why not introduce some creative initiatives to mark the occasion? Kids' colouring contests, simple online games, and in-store quizzes are great ways to attract customers' attention. The prizes could be gift cards, or even 150 of something.

You can partner with other businesses in your community, locally or online, to spread the word and share in the activities. Decorating your storefront with Canadian branding can also help draw in tourists; have fun with it!

Follow Canada 150 on social media

Social media is a great way to announce new merchandise or special promotions and contests, and keep customers in the loop when it comes to Canada 150 activities.

Follow the official Canada 150 accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Join in the conversation and share your own content by using the #Canada150 hashtag.

Keep the celebrations going!

Don't limit yourself to a day, a week, or a month. Take advantage of activities going on all year long, and beyond. By fostering the connections you've made and continuing to collaborate, you'll be contributing to another 150 years of prosperity.

For more information, visit the Canada 150 page.


Comments

Posted by Canada.ca on June 14, 2017
Hello Yomi,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

Our permit search tool will help you identify the permits and licences required for undertaking your business project. Additionally, you can familiarize yourself with the General rules on the use of Parliament Hill.

You may also benefit from information and resources on starting a business. You’ll find tips on things to consider before starting a business, checklists on starting specific types of businesses, planning, naming and registering your business, and more.

To connect directly with the City of Ottawa, you can browse its business resources at
http://ottawa.ca/en/business/business-resources

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Thank you and good luck with your next steps.
Posted by Yomi on June 13, 2017
Hello,
I have a small project/business idea for Canada 150. it may require a little setup possible at the parliament (on parliament grounds) or on attraction streets downtown Ottawa. My questions are:
1) Will i be allowed to do this (make a little setup possible at the parliament for example) without any legal issues?
2) Is there a registration process to undergo for something like this?
3) are there any fees involved?

Thank you for your response
Posted by Canada.ca on May 9, 2017
Hello Pirapa.

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

The Canada 150 logo is available and free for everyone to use. Any individual or authorized representatives of organizations or companies can apply to use the logo for commercial or non-commercial use. Here are the instructions on how to apply: http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1469543959157

You may also want to consult our information and resources on online marketing to help with your campaign.

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Thank you and good luck with your promotional campaign.
Posted by Canada.ca on May 9, 2017
Hello Sadaf.

Thank you for contacting Canada Business and thank you for the warm wishes. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

The Canadian Company Capabilities database and the Canadian Importers Database provide lists of Canadian companies that might be interested in collaborating with your business or ones that are in the market for sweet corn. You may also be interested in TFO (http://www.tfocanada.ca/clients.php), a Canadian provider of information and advice for foreign suppliers wanting to access the Canadian market.

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Thank you and good luck with your next steps.
Posted by Pirapaharan on May 8, 2017
How can I register to use the Canada 150 logo to promote my business through online marketing.
Let me know
Pirapa
Posted by sadaf on May 8, 2017
Hello!
I wish a very Happy 150 birthday of Canada to all Canadians.
I am ran a small business of sweet corns in Pakistan and now I would like to take this opportunity to make my small business to collaborate with the Canadian business and I wish I could get the opportunity to be the part of the celebration. Thanks. Sadaf
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