InkSmith and The Canadian Shield, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

An educational technology company formed a new enterprise to make PPE products.

Transcription — InkSmith and The Canadian Shield

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[Clips of people sanitizing common objects and shared spaces, people wearing face masks while working, front-line workers wearing face shields, personal protective equipment being manufactured]

Voiceover: Companies like The Canadian Shield are making a difference in the fight against COVID-19.

[Text on screen: #COVID19]

Voiceover: When our health care workers and researchers needed protective equipment like face shields, InkSmith, an educational technology company in Kitchener, Ontario, immediately raised its hand to help.

[Text on screen: #MADEINCANADA] 

Voiceover: It retooled its plant and formed a new company, The Canadian Shield, to start producing much-needed face shields to keep our front-line workers safe.

[Text on screen: The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry]

Minister Bains: Thank you InkSmith and The Canadian Shield. Thanks also to the many other Canadian companies that are playing an important part in Canada’s fight against COVID-19.

Canada, we’re in this together, and working together is our strength.

[Text on screen: #WEREINTHISTOGETHER]

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[Canada wordmark]

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