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CF Sunrise receives funding to assist businesses with digital presence

Unique program in Saskatchewan
Andria Brady CF Sunrise
Andria Brady with Community Futures Sunrise

WEYBURN - A recent announcement by Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) highlighted a new program being offered in southeast Saskatchewan by Community Futures (CF) Sunrise.

The Go Digital Sask. program received funding under the Canada Coal Transition Initiative (CCTI) to assist businesses in the southeast region to enhance their digital presence, develop eCommerce strategies and get noticed online.

“The Go Digital Sask. program offers a tremendous opportunity for small business in our region. Many of our entrepreneurs are keen to boost their knowledge and use of digital tools, and connect with customers both in-person and online,” said Go Digital Sask. co-ordinator Andria Brady.

“The Go Digital Sask. program helps business owners to prioritize their online efforts, establish their Google business profile, maintain effective social media accounts and ensure their e-commerce platforms work effectively.

“We have five digital students working hard with our businesses, creating digital tools and also training business owners on how to maintain a strong online presence. Each company receives approximately 15 hours of assistance at no charge, and over 100 businesses in the southeast region have applied to access the program, to date.

“We’re extremely excited and proud to offer this game-changing service in

our region.”

This program is unique in Saskatchewan, and was developed by CF Sunrise based on the needs of the business community in the southeast.

“Even prior to the pandemic, our businesses told us that they wanted to enhance their online footprint to increase eCommerce opportunities. It took a lot of research, big imaginations and the advice of small business to make Go Digital Sask. a reality. The funding support of Prairies Can has been crucial to the project,” said CF Sunrise general manager, Verna O’Neill.

Almost all types and sizes of businesses can access the program. Home-based, store-front, service-based or retail are just some of the types of companies that have successfully accessed Go Digital Sask.’s services. To learn more or apply for Go Digital Sask., visit their website at


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