Free .CA Website for Canadian COVID-19 Non-Profit Initiatives

Everything you need to get online, included:

  • A Free .CA domain1
  • Branded email account (eg. yourname@yourbiz.ca)2
  • Powerful DIY 1-page website builder
  • Mobile-ready website templates tailored for restaurants

Free for one-year to Canadian COVID-19 non-profit community, health,
humanitarian or education initiatives.

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In these challenging times, we want to help your initiative make a positive impact quickly, easily — and at no cost!

Valid only for Canadian non-profit initiatives on a first-come first-served basis. One free LiteSite per person or group. Offer is available for a limited time and to a limited number of users.4

Easy Drag and Drop Website Builder

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Launch Your Website in Under 60 Minutes

LiteSite is built for simplicity, speed and style. Use our beautiful templates, easy-to-use builder interface and nifty features to launch your own website in less than an hour. LiteSite makes building websites effortless and fun, just as it should be!

Analytics and Search Engine Optimization

Attract more visitors to your website and measure website traffic analytics using popular tools such as Google Analytics and Facebook Audience insights. Boost the search engine rankings of your website by editing website header attributes like page title, meta description, tags and more to make your website easier to find on Google.

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Feature-Rich Section Editor

Add buttons, maps, social links, videos, images and text to each section with the ability to embed rich media such as Youtube videos, Google Maps directly on your page. Duplicate sections in a single click to add more content that requires similar formatting, to save time and effort. If you made a mistake while editing a section, you can always undo your last action with one click of a button.

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Note: Your 1-page website can use a maximum of 5MB of space including uploaded images and text. You can use
an unlimited number of resources such as images or embeds that are hosted externally.


Included with LiteSite:

Branded Email Account

  • Professional email ID (eg. yourname@yourbiz.ca)
  • 500 MB email storage
  • Advanced anti-virus and anti-spam protection
  • Seamless upgrade to Business Email

Comprehensive Security
with HTTPS

Your website built with LiteSite is protected with HTTPS by default, using a LetsEncrypt SSL Certificate that is pre-installed. This means that all the traffic to and from your website is encrypted using the latest standards and boosts your website's SEO and trustworthiness.


How to Create a Website with LiteSite Website Builder

Publish your website in 3 easy steps with LiteSite:


Select a template

Select a template



Update text and images

Update text and images



Adjust layout and images

Adjust layout and images





Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a web designer or developer to use LiteSite Website Builder?

No, you do not need a website design expert or developer. LiteSite includes professionally designed templates and allows you to drag and drop elements of your page to create a beautiful website.

Do I need to know coding or HTML to build a website using LiteSite?

LiteSite is designed to be easy to use for just about anyone and does not require any prior knowledge of programming, or design or HTML. You can use LiteSite Website Builder just like you would use a word processor or your email application.

Does LiteSite include web hosting?

Your LiteSite one page website is built on our secure Canadian servers and you do not need to purchase a separate plan for it. Unlike vanilla web hosting, LiteSite does not need you to install and upload files, and gives you access to a website editor screen directly.

How much storage space do I get with a LiteSite website?

Your LiteSite one-page website can use a maximum of 5 MB of space for uploaded text and images. You can check your current used storage quota on the LiteSite editor screen in the top right corner. While that may not sound like much, you can always embed an unlimited number of images or files that are hosted externally. To learn more, contact our support team.

I ran out of storage space on my LiteSite website builder plan, can I upgrade?

Currently we do not offer a upgrade to storage on LiteSite, but you can always transition your website to our which includes unlimited storage and bandwidth, as well as a fully functional multi-page website that supports features such as e-commerce, forms and databases.

Are websites built on LiteSite mobile-friendly?

Yes, each default templates on LiteSite is designed to be responsive and mobile-friendly. Any edits you make while adding your content will ordinarily not impact the responsiveness, but we recommend that you test this out by loading your published LiteSite website on a variety of devices.

Can I build my own website template for LiteSite, or will you be adding more new templates in addition to the current ones?

LiteSite Website Builder themes are designed to be flexible options that fulfil the needs of most popular one-page website requirements. You can edit colors, sections and blocks across the page, but currently you cannot build your own template for LiteSite. If you would like to build your own website from scratch, we recommend that you explore our Web Hosting or WordPress Hosting options to design a custom website.

How do I find out how many people visited my website? Can I install Google Analytics using LiteSite web builder?

You can install any analytics tool of your choice such as Google Analytics, Facebook Insights tag etc. if they require you to place a simple JavaScript tag. To install the analytics tracking tag, open your LiteSite Editor and use the ‘Metadata and Scripts’ option from the Site Settings menu on the top right of the editor.

How do I increase traffic to my website?

You can increase traffic on your website by adopting digital marketing strategies as well as offline marketing methods. We recommend that you follow Search Engine Optimization best practices, consider online advertising on platforms such as Google Adwords, actively posting on social media channels and including your website on all your offline collateral such as business cards, pamphlets etc.

I need more than 1 email account, can I add more accounts to my website built with LiteSite?

The LiteSite Website Builder plan includes only one email inbox, but you can upgrade to Business Email and purchase additional accounts while retaining the website built using LiteSite.

I already have a website, can I move it to LiteSite?

If your current website is a one-page website with no databases or dynamic content, you may be able to recreate the same using LiteSite’s incredibly powerful drag-and-drop website editor. You will need to build the website by choosing the template that most closely resembles your current website and updating each element to fit your needs, an easy import option for websites does not currently exist.

Can I install a new SSL certificate on LiteSite?

When you publish your website using LiteSite, it comes pre-installed with a LetsEncrypt SSL certificate that ensures that all traffic to and from your website are securely encrypted. This SSL certificate will be automatically renewed as long as your LiteSite remains active and in a ‘published’ status. You will not be able to replace this SSL certificate with another, or reuse this certificate for another domain or website.

I need more than 1-page on my website, can I still use LiteSite Website Builder?

If you require a multi-page website with a drag and drop website builder, we recommend our WordPress Website Builder that helps you build a fully featured site using WordPress and BoldGrid. This option will also enable you to customize your website with add-ons and extensions as well as include features such as e-commerce storefronts, web forms and more security options including branded SSL certificates.

1 - You can choose any available (non-marketplace or premium) .CA domain name to register. The domain name you choose will renew when you renew your LiteSite order in 1-year. If you are adding LiteSite for free to an existing domain name you have with Webnames, you will not receive another domain name for free.
2 - The email account included with LiteSite offers 500MB of storage space and can be seamlessly upgraded to our Business Email for more storage or additional accounts.
3 - HTTPS is provided by a preinstalled SSL certificate from LetsEncrypt, which renew and get reissued automatically. This product does not currently support the installation of other SSL certificates.
4 – Your LiteSite package which includes the .CA domain, SSL, email and website builder will renew at the standard price after 1 year from your purchase. It is limited to 1 domain name and litesite per business and/or individual. Webnames reserves the right to end or withdraw this offer at any time with no explicit reason.
* LiteSite requires a minimum 1-year purchase and can only be renewed for 1-year subsequent terms since it includes a domain name.

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