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Plan to Mobilize Industry to Fight COVID-10

The Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19 directly supports businesses to rapidly scale up production or re-tool their manufacturing lines to develop products made in Canada that will help in the fight against COVID-10. Firms which answer YES to the following, should contact with a short summary of your offer:

  1. You manufacture in Canada and/or have ready access to necessary inputs through your supply chain.
  2. 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
  3. You have skilled workers who are able to respond and who could be available for work in the current circumstances.

The Pandemic Response Challenge Program – National Research Council of Canada

This national vehicle will convene the best Canadian and international researchers from academic and small and medium-sized businesses to collectively accelerate R&D to address specific COVID-19 gaps and challenges as identified by Canadian health experts. The Pandemic Response Challenge Program is currently structured around 3 main research areas:

  • Rapid detection and diagnosis
  • Therapeutics and vaccine development and
  • Digital health

Researchers at Canadian and international universities, government departments, colleges, and highly innovative firms with relevant expertise can now register their interest to on these challenges

COVID-19 Challenges Procurement Program – National Research Council of Canada

COVID-19 Challenge Program: This program will post challenges seeking near-to-market solutions from small and medium-sized businesses (fewer than 500 staff) that need financial support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to refine and sell their product or solution to meet a COVID-19 related need. NRC IRAP has been tasked by the Government of Canada to work with Canadian industry to address a range of medium term Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada needs, including:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Sanitization
  • Diagnostic and testing
  • Therapeutics
  • Disease tracking technology

Learn more information

COVID-19 Suppliers Purchasing Program – Public Works and Government Services Canada

In support of the Governments whole-of-government response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Government is seeking to procure additional goods from suppliers. If you are a supplier which can provide items from the list, or other items not listed, please complete the submission form for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):


  • Disposable N95 masks
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Disposable Surgical Masks
  • Gowns
  • Bottles of Hand Sanitizer
  • Nitril Gloves
  • Other prevention products


  • Guard / security services
  • Food services
  • Nursing services
  • Laundry services
  • Accomodation maintenance services
  • IT support services
  • Other services

For more information, please contact Martin Montreuil
Tel: (613) 793-3594

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