COVID-19: Mobilizing industry to provide medical supplies

Health Canada and other government departments are collaborating with the health product industry to provide medical supplies in response to COVID-19. Initiatives undertaken by Canada will:

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Supply and procurement

Canada needs products and services to meet the unprecedented demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include medical products to prevent infection, such as N95 masks, vinyl gloves and hand sanitizers.

The full list of products and services needed is on You can also find information on product specifications.

Suppliers authorized to sell in Canada and able to provide products or services that are needed must complete a submission form.

Manufacturing scale-up and re-tooling

Innovation Canada has issued a call to action to Canadian manufacturers that:

Manufacturers must complete an intake form.

Research and funding opportunities

Canadian and international organizations are offering grant programs and funding opportunities to find innovative solutions to help address the COVID-19 crisis. For example:

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