Mazda Canada Pledges adult to $1 Million to Rebuild Legendary Small Businesses Across a Country

Canadians are also being called on to commission Local Legends in their communities

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Nov. 4, 2021 /CNW/ – Today, Mazda Canada Inc. announced a joining to support a rebuilding of tiny businesses opposite Canada that have been significantly influenced by a COVID-19 lockdowns. Together with their Retail partners and Scotiabank, Mazda will yield support to make Canadian tiny businesses tip of mind for a holiday season, including adult to $1 million* in financial grants from Mazda to assistance them and their employees get behind on their feet.

Mazda Local Legends (CNW Group/Mazda Canada Inc.)

Among a hardest strike by a pandemic, thousands of tiny businesses have struggled to stay open, with many shutting their doors permanently. A new Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) news says a weight for tiny businesses continues to mount, estimating a normal business owes tighten to $177,000 due to pestilence associated causes.With a low story of aiding communities – dating behind to Mazda’s birthright and their purpose in a reconstruct of Hiroshima – Mazda saw an event to assistance support businesses and revitalise village suggestion opposite Canada.

Capitol Theatre Announced as a Local Legend Recipient

To flog off a program, Mazda is selecting 3 dear village Legends to assistance revitalise this fall. The initial tiny business to accept support from Mazda is Port Hope’s iconic Capitol Theatre, a buttress in Northumberland County for some-more than 90 years. Surviving a crowd of setbacks during a lifespan, COVID-19 became another obstacle, with a entertainment carrying to tighten a doors for months, losing income and melancholy a provision of many opening groups and employees. Mazda’s financial support will play a essential purpose in aiding a theatre’s re-emergence this season.

“The Capitol plays a executive purpose in a cultural, artistic and mercantile life of a community. The pestilence has threatened a viability of a humanities and informative zone as good as a financial fortitude of a artists and tradespeople that offer as a substructure of what we do. Recovery is still a prolonged approach divided for us all,” pronounced Erin Peirce, Managing Director of a Capitol Theatre, “but these supports are essential to a presence of a establishment and the community it serves, a artistic practice we share and a memories we create.”

The dual other recipients will be suggested by December.

Canadians Can Nominate their Own Local Legends

Mazda Canada is also pursuit on Canadians to commission tiny businesses that are Local Legends in their possess communities that they wish to see supported. Whether it’s a favourite restaurant, bookstore, gallery or gym, Canadians can contention their nominations by streamer to, and Mazda will name adult to 3 additional businesses opposite a nation to support. Nominations will be open until November 18, 2021.  

A History of Building Back

Mazda’s volatile suggestion is secure in a birthright of Hiroshima, their first home in Japan. Following a bombing in 1945, Toyo Kogyo – as Mazda was afterwards called – immediately began distributing medical supplies, environment adult conference centres around a city to assistance families reunite, and even went so distant as to residence a internal supervision and inhabitant broadcasters during a production plant. The bravery and courage shown by a Hiroshima people, that underpinned a successful rebuilding of their city, continues to enthuse Mazda’s actions here in Canada.

“Mazda strongly believes that organizations have a shortcoming to give back to a communities in that it does business, something that’s been engrained in a code story for a past century. Not usually do we cruise this beginning a responsibility, though it is a payoff to support a tiny businesses that make adult a pillars of a communities. We have a low appreciation for all a hardships businesses have weathered during new times, and this is a joining to aiding them rebuild, in whatever tiny approach we can,” pronounced David Klan, President and CEO of Mazda Canada.

Why Support Local – Fast Facts from 2021 Scotiabank’s Small Business Trend Report

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises comment for 90% of a private zone practice and some-more than 99% of Canadian business establishments.
  • Since April 2020, 75% of net pursuit gains have occurred during firms with fewer than 100 employees.
  • 1 in 4 SMEs are led by newcomers to Canada
  • 12% of companies with 20–99 employees devise to make investments in renewable appetite or exercise appetite potency measures

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*Exact dollar volume dependant on Mazda Canada dealership participation; sum grant will be adult to $1 million.


SOURCE Mazda Canada Inc.