Yesterday, the federal government announced the launch of Supply Hub, a portal for buying and selling personal protective equipment (PPE).
Supply Hub connects organizations with federal, provincial and territorial procurement portals and provides information for companies and organizations on how to buy PPE and use it properly.
Information for suppliers looking to sell PPE includes:
Information for organizations looking to buy PPE includes:
Local Food Infrastructure Fund
Also yesterday, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced a call for proposals for the Local Food Infrastructure Fund that supports community-based projects that strengthen local food networks and local supply chains. This second call for proposals, valued at $43.4 million, is now accepting applications.
This program supports small and large community-led projects at facilities such as urban gardens, community kitchens, food banks, and greenhouses. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until funding has been allocated. Projects valued at up to $250,000 will be accepted.
Eligible activities include the construction of greenhouses and garden boxes, the purchase of equipment for the preparation, refrigeration, distribution and storage of food, and vehicle and transport equipment.