While the business community is facing many hardships due the global the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the country are rising to the challenge to offer solutions. This may involve current products or services or adapting their offering to produce new solutions.
For example, we have seen local distilleries shifting their production from alcohol to hand sanitizers:
Entrepreneurs and innovators across Canada have so much to offer as part of the solution. Companies seeking more information about how to connect their products and services to the appropriate decision-makers and government procurement should consult the following resources.
If you have a solution to offer or questions, please connect with us: email@example.com | 204.253.4888/1.800.615.2019
CALL TO ACTION FOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES | Government of Manitoba
If you are a business able to supply products or services in support of Manitoba’s response to COVID-19, consult the following link.
CALL TO ACTION FOR MANUFACTURERS | Government of Canada – ISED
The department of Industry, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has established the following website, which is recommended as the as the fastest and most efficient way for companies to submit their interest and indicate their capabilities. Companies are asked to email a short summary of their offer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call to Action: Canadian manufacturers needed to help combat COVID-19
CALLING ALL SUPPLIERS | Public Works and Government Services Canada
CALL FOR SUPPLIES AND INNOVATION | Government of Ontario
CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS | Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME)
The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) wants to catalogue companies interested in supporting our nation at this time. They are collecting the names and capabilities of companies in the following categories:
- Current Manufacturers:Manufacturers of N95 masks, viral swabs, gloves, face masks, hand sanitizer, ventilators, medical devices, and isolation gowns
- Relevant Expertise:companies that have expertise that is relevant to medical machinery and supply. These could include cleanroom manufacturing, fine metal tooling, etc.
- Research and Biotech: Manufacturers with expertise and facilities that can be used for testing, and or development of other research-related responses.
- Ancillary Support:Companies who can support the companies ramping up medical equipment production by adding to their supply chain or even with temporary labour support.
Manufacturers should connect with Matt Poirier to participate.