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The Made in Canada Project

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Canadians have good reason to be proud. Share in our collective success stories as we fight COVID-19 together.

Celebrate Canadian success

To help Canada fight COVID-19, the Government of Canada encouraged businesses and manufacturers to assist in meeting the need for medical supplies and equipment. More than 6,000 companies reached out to ask how they could help.

Companies retooled their facilities and increased their production capacity, collected and donated existing supplies and equipment, and combined resources to manufacture needed supplies more quickly. These are their stories.

Keep scrolling to see the latest news, follow the stories on our social media channels, link to resources and supports for your business, and find more ways you can contribute to Canada's fight against COVID-19.

Canadian manufacturers innovate to fight COVID-19

Logistik Unicorp, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

This uniform manufacturer now supplies millions of medical-grade gowns.

GM Canada and Unifor, Oshawa, Ontario

An automotive giant now manufactures medical grade surgical masks.

InkSmith and The Canadian Shield, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

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

Stanfield's, Truro, Nova Scotia, and Intertape Polymer Group, Montréal, Quebec

An underwear maker and a housewrap producer join forces to make medical gowns.

Fluid Energy Group, Calgary, Alberta

A supplier to the oil and gas industry now produces hand sanitizer.

Mitchell Plastics, Kitchener, Ontario

This auto-parts supplier retooled to make face shields.

Mustang Survival, Burnaby, British Columbia

A marine apparel and goods company now produces reusable medical gowns.

Ventilators for Canadians, Toronto, Ontario

A consortium is producing ventilators for front-line workers.

Irving Oil, Saint John, New Brunswick

This energy company stepped forward to make hand sanitizer for front-line workers and businesses.

More Canadian success stories

Woman at work, with computer

BC Food and Beverage, British Columbia

Bulk buying: How one British Columbian initiative is helping protect Canada’s food-sector workers against COVID-19 (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, November 2, 2020)

Stryker, Québec, Quebec

Stryker: How one Canadian company extended the life of disposable N-95 masks (Public Services and Procurement Canada, August 13, 2020)

Medicom Group, Montréal, Quebec

Medicom Group supporting Canada's efforts to combat COVID-19 (Public Services and Procurement Canada, July 31, 2020)

Wuxly Movement, Toronto, Ontario

WUXLY: Warming to the made-in-Canada personal protective equipment (Public Services and Procurement Canada, July 30, 2020)

Molded Precision Components, Oro-Medonte, Ontario

Molded Precision Components aids in Canada's COVID-19 response while supporting youth employment in Oro-Medonte (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, July 15, 2020)

City of Toronto and CMHC, Ontario

Building housing quickly when it matters most (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, June 30, 2020)

Toronto Stamp, Toronto, Ontario

From a WhatsApp message to a contract with the Government of Canada (Public Services and Procurement Canada, June 29, 2020)

SpiritRx Services, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Indigenous-owned company delivering essential goods to help all Canadians (Public Services and Procurement Canada, June 18, 2020)

The Stevens Company, Toronto, Ontario

The Stevens Company is helping the Government of Canada in the fight against COVID-19 (Public Services and Procurement Canada, June 9, 2020)

Hexoskin, Montréal, Quebec

The "smart shirts" helping reduce the pressure COVID-19 is putting on hospitals (Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, April 24, 2020)

You can still join the fight against COVID-19

The Government of Canada's top priority remains the health and safety of Canadians, and that includes front-line workers having the PPE and supplies they need. In our ongoing response to COVID-19, we are working across government, as well as in partnership with the provinces and territories and with industry, to ensure that Canadians have access to the information, resources and supplies they need to stay safe and healthy.

ISED will continue to retain all previously provided offers of assistance for future consideration as the Government of Canada's needs evolve.

News releases

The Government of Canada is building a secure, domestic supply of needed items that will help provide vital, made-in-Canada protective gear and medical equipment to respond to the pandemic. More than 6,000 Canadian companies have offered their expertise and capacity as we work together to save and protect lives.

Supports for industry and business


Mobilizing science and research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Canadian Research Coordinating Committee

Genome Canada

Health Canada

Mitacs

National Research Council (NRC)

National Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC)

Office of the Chief Science Advisor

Public Health Agency of Canada: National Microbiology Laboratory (NML)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


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