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White Tuque & CDAP

Boost Your Business Technology

Program Mandate & Goals

Launched in March 2022, the Government of Canada created the CDAP as part of its effort to support economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of closing the digitization gap between Canadian businesses and their global competitors.


  • Increase small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) productivity and competitiveness.
  • Maintain and grow SME revenues and market share.
  • Help as many Canadian SMEs as possible access digital guidance from subject matter experts.


  • Grants to cover 90% (max $15,000) for advisory services to develop a digital adoption plan.
  • Access to approved and vetted Canadian Digital Advisors including White Tuque.
  • Access to up to $100,000 at 0% interest from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to execute and implement the developed action plan.

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White Tuque Digital Advisors:

Your Partners in Cyber Defence

Our Mission: White Tuque and the CDAP

In our role as CDAP digital advisors, White Tuque aims to protect as many SMEs as possible across Canada.

White Tuque’s subject matter experts took this opportunity to design a customized package that supports SMEs in protecting themselves against cyber threats.

With White Tuque as your digital advisor, your organization will be able to leverage the full potential of the CDAP. White Tuque’s approach to delivering services – maximizing value while maintaining efficiency – is the foundation from which your organization’s security posture and preparedness will be dramatically improved.

Why White Tuque?

We help you identify your threats, understand your risk and ensure your business remains resilient.

Our team of digital advisors are experts in cyber risk mitigation and intelligence. We leverage our experience to provide CDAP clients with custom solutions that promote cyber risk mitigation, defence and resiliency.

What You Get:

  • A cyber risk assessment led by White Tuque digital advisors.
  • A comprehensive understanding of your organization’s current security controls, posture and risk.
  • An executive-level report detailing cyber security gaps and opportunities for improvement.
  • An incident response playbook tailored for your organization that outlines responding personnel, their responsibilities and required actions during an incident.
  • A trusted partner helping you defend against cyber threats.


Privately owned, for-profit organization (including for-profit social enterprises and cooperatives)

Registered or incorporated business under the laws of Canada or a province/territory

1-499 full-time employees

Consumer-facing business that can be accessed by customers or provides in-person services to customers

$500,000 to $100M of annual revenue in one of the previous three years

Business defined as a Canadian-controlled Private Corporation (CCPC)

Stream 2 Process


Canadian SMEs access the Stream assessment tool on CDAP website.  Assessment tool determines which of two streams is a better fit


Eligible SMEs are directed to the Boost Your Technology stream


SMEs use the Digital Needs Assessment (DNA) tool to assess your digital maturity


SMEs who are accepted into the Boost Your Technology stream will access to CDAP’s Digital Advisor Marketplace and find a Digital Adoption service provider to work with


SME and Digital Advisor agree on cost and scope of digital adoption plan


SME submits their completed digital plan to CDAP, and then requests a grant to cover up to 90% of the cost of the plan



With a digital adoption plan in hand, SMEs can apply to BDC for an interest-free loan up to $100,000 to help execute their plan


SMEs who participate in Stream 2 will be eligible to hire a youth placement (student or recent grad) to help them implement their plans


You will be asked to provide feedback on your program experience and share how it helped your business

A customized package developed for the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP).

Benefits & Values

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