Manitoba Businesses Building A Strong Digital Foundation

Jun 26, 2023 | Front Page, Government News, Initiatives

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Opens the Digital Services Program

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC), with $1.2 million in funding from the Manitoba government, has developed a Digital Services Program to encourage Manitoba businesses to adapt to changing technological requirements, enhance and build news systems while budgeting for skills training to stay relevant and grow.

“Updating and upgrading technology can seem complex and overwhelming,” said Chuck Davidson, president & CEO of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce. “The Digital Services Program offers an easy way to navigate legacy challenges that can lead to increased productivity, enhanced operational efficiencies and access to new markets.”

Serving over 100 businesses this year, the Digital Services Program is run through the Digital Manitoba Initiative (DMI) and is designed specifically to empower business decisions around technology investments. Through the program, small and medium sized businesses going through digital change are paired with vetted and experienced digital service providers in one of three service streams designed to fit company needs:

  • Business Technology Assessment
  • Cybersecurity Audit
  • Digital Legal Services

Each service has a defined scope of work and participants receive either a report or legal document upon completion of the service. The costs for all services are covered directly by the Digital Manitoba Initiative.

“The Digital Services Program empowers companies to take charge of their digital transformation,” said Jeff Wharton, Minister of Economic Development, Investment and Trade. “When businesses invest in innovation and technology, it creates an environment where younger generations want to live, work and stay, and illustrates the optimism and commitment of Manitoba business leaders to invest in the future of their organizations.”

The Digital Manitoba Initiative was created by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce to focus on developing avenues to make digital adaptation more accessible. With the goal of delivering meaningful initiatives for businesses across the province, DMI programs empower businesses to get the training, tools, and expert support they need to transform their operations and thrive in today’s market.

In 2021, The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce launched DMI to make digital adaptation more accessible and help Manitoba companies across industries adapt to the increasingly digital world. Since October 2021, the MCC has delivered the TechUP and PowerUP grant programs and the Digital Services Program. The Digital Services Program is funded through the COVID-19 Long-Term Recovery Fund administered by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce.

To learn more about the Digital Services Program and apply, visit

About the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
Since 1931, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce has served as the umbrella association for Manitoba’s action-oriented chamber movement. Today, with 64 local Chambers of Commerce across the province and hundreds of direct corporate members, our network comprises almost 10,000 organizations of all sizes and across all sectors. As the “Voice of Business in Manitoba,” we advocate for sustainable economic development, entrepreneurial success, vibrant communities, and a strong future. To learn more about the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and to become a member visit

Media Contact:
Tammy Sawatzky
Director of Communications & Marketing
Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
E: [email protected]
P: 204-955-4437

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