About The Founder
Shop Local CANADA was founded by Amy, a passionate business owner and local shop supporter. As a small business owner herself, she saw the need for one place to discover local shops. She loves supporting local Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs but always felt like it was so hard to find them. She’d discover a local shop she loved at a market and then never be able to track them down again and was inspired to change that. That’s where the inspiration to start Shop Local CANADA came from.
She believes that if you make anything easy for people, they’ll be more likely to follow through. The same can be said for local shopping. She knew that if she could help make it easy for people to find and discover local shops in Canada more people would make the switch to supporting local.
Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, and starting multiple businesses herself, she knows first hand the impact supporting local can have on individuals, families and communities.
She’s made it her mission to make local shopping and supporting Canadian entrepreneurs the easy choice.