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We thank all Canadian businesses and manufacturers that contributed to Canada's response to COVID‑19.

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From coast to coast to coast, Canadians showed that we are in this together. More than 6,500 Canadian businesses and manufacturers reached out to ask how they could help.

Companies :

  • retooled their facilities
  • increased their production capacity
  • collected and donated existing supplies and equipment
  • combined resources to manufacture needed supplies more quickly, or
  • spun-up entirely new business lines

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Year in review: Canadian manufacturers stepped forward to support the fight against COVID-19

From coast to coast to coast, Canadians showed that we are in this together.

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.

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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.

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Canadian Research Coordinating Committee
Genome Canada
Health Canada
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)