Canada Digital Adoption Program

Up to $15,000 in government funding to boost your business technology.

Up to $100,000 in interest-free loans for technology and equipment upgrades.

$7,300 wage subsidy to support digital upgrades.

Over $17,000 in bonuses to grow your practice from Elite Practice, Canada's leading and largest training provider to dentists.

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is offering $4 billion in total funding to help small to medium-sized businesses embrace digital transformation. Through the Boost Your Business Technology grant, successful applicants can access up to $15,000 to retain an Elite Practice Digital advisor and offset the costs of planning their transformation journey.

Let’s begin your transformation journey

As Canada’s largest and most experienced dental practice advisory team, The Elite Practice is the perfect partner to help you make the most of this opportunity.

We have a team of experts who understand the challenges and opportunities you face daily — and how to help you succeed.

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How we can help

Whether you want to better engage with your patients, update your office technology including clinical upgrades, we can give you actionable advice from real experience.

Grant eligibility assessment

Review the funding criteria with a qualified advisor to determine whether you qualify, and which stream would be best for your business.

Grant application support

Complete your application with the help of an Elite Practice advisor who can help maximize your funding and the likelihood of approval.

Business needs assessment

Review your operations, current technology, and business strategy to identify where you can benefit from digital transformation — and what to prioritize.

Review solution options

Find platforms and capabilities that will support your budget and business objectives — and create a cost / benefit analysis of your top options.

Strategy and roadmap

Design a comprehensive digital strategy with steps, timelines, and resources to achieve your near- and long-term transformation objectives.

Do you qualify for funding?

The Government of Canada has outlined four mandatory criteria for eligible applicants:

Complete the CDAP assessment tool to determine your business’ digital maturity and whether you qualify for the Boost Your Business Technology Grant.


Turn your plan into action

Developing your strategic plan and roadmap are just the beginning.

You can benefit from our full suite of solutions for Canadian dental practices. We have extensive experience and knowledge developed from from working with practices across North America. As our many testimonials and case studies illustrate, with Elite Practice, you won’t just get a service provider — but a transformation partner who’s completely invested in your success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Think you’re ready to take advantage of the Canada Digital Adoption program, but don’t know where to start? Here, we provide clarity on the most common points of confusion, what you can get from the Boost Your Business Technology Grant, and how Elite Practice can help you through every step of the process.

The Government of Canada has outlined four mandatory criteria for eligible applicants:

  1. Incorporated at the national or provincial level; or be a Canadian resident sole proprietor.
  2. Privately-owned for-profit entity
  3. Maximum 499 full time equivalent employees
  4. At least $500,000 and not more than $100 million in revenue in one (1) of the past three (3) tax years.

The Government of Canada will reimburse you for up to 90 percent of eligible expenses, up to $15,000. Once your Elite Practice advisor has completed work on your digital adoption plan you will submit the relevant invoices to receive your grant payment.

You are not eligible for the $15,000 Boost Your Business Technology Grant if you already have a digital adoption plan developed through one of the following programs in the last 12 months:

  • Programme Audit Industrie 4.0
  • Digital Boost 2.0
  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency: Digital Acceleration Pilot

However, you may qualify for the Fast-Track option and be eligible to apply for a $100,000 interest free loan through BDC to continue your digital transformation journey. All program eligibility requirement still apply.

The Government of Canada has a list of partners in its Digital Advisor Marketplace who you can work with. Elite Practice is an approved vendor for the Canada Digital Adoption Program.

Elite Practice has assembled a dedicated team of transformation advisors with extensive experience helping small and medium-sized business achieve their transformation objectives. You’ll work with a senior digital strategist as a primary point of contact. This individual will recruit support from our internal teams as necessary to help develop a tailored and comprehensive transformation plan that’s ready for deployment.

You must apply for the grant directly. However, our team can guide you through the process, review your application, provide feedback to maximize your likelihood of success. and answer any questions you have.

Yes! We know some questions may be difficult to answer depending on your experience with and understanding of digital technologies. An Elite Practice advisor would be more than happy to walk you through the assessment and clarify any sections that you may struggle with.

You need to submit your digital adoption plan and invoices to the federal government for reimbursement within nine (9) months of being approved for funding. Though, in most cases Elite Practice can help you develop your technology roadmap much sooner — typically within several weeks of signing your engagement contract.

Your digital adoption plan is a comprehensive assessment of the opportunities to improve your business by leveraging modern hardware and platforms. Specific deliverables you will receive from Elite Practice include:

  • Current state analysis
  • Post transformation capability report
  • Summary of proposed digital solutions, including a cost / benefit analysis of your top three options and high-level requirements
  • Near- and long-term digital strategy
  • Implementation roadmap, including timelines, costs, and required capabilities

No. The Boost Your Business Technology grant is intended to assess your digital maturity and opportunities to increase your competitiveness through digital transformation. Eligible costs are limited to those involved with creating your digital adoption plan, including:

  • Advisor fees, commissions, and charges associated with creating your digital adoption plan
  • Applicable federal and provincial sales taxes associated with fees charged by the advisor

No. The loan can be used only for new purchases that are part of your Digital Adoption Plan. This is why it is very important to work with a digital advisor that understands the needs of a dental practice intimately.

Your digital adoption plan will provide a comprehensive roadmap of your priorities, including timelines, budgets, and a cost benefit analysis of relevant platforms and strategies. This would be the end of our engagement from a Canada Digital Adoption Program perspective. However, it is merely the beginning of your overall transformation journey.

We look forward to continuing with you through the implementation phases. Having already formed a deep understanding of your transformation needs, engaging our team will make for a seamless transition from planning to execution. As a full-service firm, we have the people, expertise, and relationships in place to ensure you get the best return on your digital investment.

Businesses may qualify for a $7,300 wage subsidy to hire either a current student or recent graduate as part of a digital transformation or adoption initiative. As this is part of the Boost Your Business Technology track, the same eligibility criteria and process to access funds will apply. In most cases, this option would be most beneficial during the implementation phase, after you’ve created a digital adoption strategy.

No. The Canada Digital Adoption program is offering up to $2,400 to 90,000 Canadian small businesses seeking to develop their e-commerce presence. However, this work is typically outside the scope of Elite Practice’s focus, and we are not registered as an e-commerce advisor as part of this grant offering.

Yes. You may apply for each company individually, provided each is a separate legal entity and meets the eligibility criteria.

Ready to get started?

Our dedicated team is standing by and ready to help you access and make the most of CDAP funding. Reach out today for more information about the program, your eligibility, and your transformation opportunities.


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