SAAS NORTH Fund Frequently Asked Questions

1.      What is the purpose of the fund?

The purpose of the fund is to eliminate economic barriers for underrepresented groups to attend SAAS NORTH.

2.      Who is eligible to apply for the fund?

Anyone who is a member of the following underrepresented groups: Indigenous peoples, racialized groups, people with visible/non-visible disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference due to a financial barrier.

3.      Will the fund recipients get access to the full conference?

Yes. The fund recipients will have access to the full conference including the Mentorship Zone, Happy Hour, , and other program features.

4.      I made a mistake when completing my application. Who can I contact about my application?

Please contact Shauna at

5.      When will I know if I have been selected?

We will notify selected candidates via email in September 3 2020.

6.      Will I be contacted if I have not been selected?

Yes, we will notify those who have not been selected via email in on September 4, 2020. 


Shopify and SAAS NORTH will have a panel to review applicants. They will be looking to invite individuals who meet the eligibility criteria, have demonstrated they experience financial barriers that would otherwise prevent them from attending, and that their professional development goals are closely aligned with the conference programming.

Please note only applicants who complete the form will be considered.

Have more questions? Contact Shauna Shrivastava at