How it works: Plan seeks to build the industrial capability needed to manufacture critical supplies at scale in Canada. This will be done either by re-tooling the manufacturing lines of existing Canadian businesses or rapidly scaling up the production of others that already produce these products. Submit a short summary of your offer to email@example.com or to the link: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/080.nsf/eng/00048.html
The summary should introduce your company and the capabilities you offer to fight COVID-19. These may include manufacturing capacity, that can be retooled to produce essential health products; You manufacture in Canada and/or have ready access to necessary inputs through your supply chain, or; You have skilled workers who are able to respond and who could be available for work in the current circumstances.
You will hear back within 48 hours from Departmental Officials / Minister’s Office. They are currently dealing with the most immediate needs like supply of masks, bed availability.
Department: Innovation, Science & Economic Development
Applicability: If you are a Canadian manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies. The following are applicable:
● You manufacture in Canada and/or have ready access to necessary inputs through your supply chain.
● You have equipment or facilities that can be rapidly re-tooled to meet medical needs, including for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, masks and surgical gowns; sanitizers; wipes; ventilators; and other medical equipment and supplies.
● You have skilled workers who are able to respond and who could be available for work in the current circumstances.
Funding: Unspecified. As required.
How it works: The government is providing one-time funding to private sector individuals, companies and organizations across the province who present the most viable and innovative proposals through the Ontario Together portal to provide critical goods and services to help Ontarians during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Applicability: The fund is available to help Ontario businesses retool, build capacity or adopt the technological changes needed to manufacture essential medical supplies and equipment (gowns, coveralls, masks, face shields, testing equipment and ventilators) for hospitals, long-term care homes and other critical public services.
Funding: $50 million.
Effective Date & Length: Available 2020-21 during the COVID-19 outbreak.