Are you a business or service provider that is interested in supplying emergency resources or delivering innovative solutions to support Canada’s response to COVID-19? Here you will find a range of initiatives and opportunities to contribute to the cause:

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Government of Canada: Calling all suppliers – Help Canada combat Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)Government of CanadaThe Government of Canada is asking suppliers about their ability to provide products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19.Donations and Procurement and Service RequestsLearn More
NRC COVID-19 Procurement, Manufacturing and Pandemic Response ProgramsNational Research Council CanadaThis 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. Three existing challenges under this program include the Challenges Procurement Program, Pandemic Response Challenge Program, and Biomanufacturing Capacity.Research ChallengesLearn More
Ontario Centres of Excellence COVID-19 Collaboration PlatformOntario Centres of ExcellenceOCE is identifying the innovative technologies, SMEs and experts from across the province to help fill the current product and service gaps related to COVID-19. If you have a piece of the puzzle – whether it is an asset, a technology or a product – and are looking for collaborators to assist your efforts, please contact OCE.Collaboration PlatformsLearn More
Region of Peel Accepting Donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)Region of PeelThe Region of Peel is accepting donations of unused, unopen and unexpired Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Region will arrange a courier to pick up donations or they can be dropped off at designated locations. Courier services are for large donations only.Donations and Procurement and Service RequestsLearn More
Help Trillium Health Partners Respond to COVID-19 by Donating Personal Protective EquipmentTrillium Health PartnersDonations are required from our community to respond rapidly to our local need, including the expected surge of patients at Trillium Health Partners.Donations and Procurement and Service RequestsLearn More
Health Canada – Clinical Health TrialsHealth CanadaCompanies and researchers with drugs, medical devices, or natural health products that may be effective in treating or diagnosing COVID-19 are encouraged to contact Health Canada to facilitate clinical trials. Health Canada can authorize clinical trials quickly in urgent situations - For further information please contact: i. trials using pharmaceutical drugs: ii. trials using biologics or radiopharmaceuticals: iii. trials using natural health products: iv. investigational testing of medical devices: Research ChallengesLearn More
Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19 Government of CanadaThe 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-19. Firms which answer yes to the following, should contact I. You manufacture in Canada and/or have ready access to necessary inputs through your supply chain. II. 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. III. You have skilled workers who are able to respond and who could be available for work in the current circumstances. Donations and Procurement and Service RequestsLearn More
Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Recovery: Rapid Response Innovation ProgramCreative Destruction LabCDL Recovery is a new program designed to rapidly transform technological innovations into useful products and services in the areas of public health (e.g., diagnostic tests, vaccines, remote treatments, telemedicine) and economic recovery (e.g. virtual work, retraining, remote operation, automation, food supply) in response to the global crisis. Applications for the program open today. All types of innovative teams may apply – startups, corporations, informal collaborations, sole inventors, social impact ventures, and not-for-profit initiatives.Research ChallengesLearn More
Tech 4 LearningVenture XVenture X is actively inviting the donation of laptops, tablets and monetary donations to help reach the goal of donating 10,000 computing devices to support Peel District School Board. The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted the education of millions of students. School boards are turning to distance learning to ensure kids are still able to continue their school year. This plan needs to be supported by access to a computer, laptop or tablet, and a high speed internet connection.Donations and Procurement and Service RequestsLearn More
Ontario Together: Help fight CoronavirusProvince of OntarioThe Province of Ontario is providing $50 million to support submissions from businesses that can supply critical medical products, virtual mental health services, supply chain resilience monitoring, and financial planning and advisory services for small businesses. The Ontario Together Fund will help companies retool, build capacity or adopt the technological changes needed to produce supplies and equipment for hospitals, long-term care homes and other critical public services. Over 14,000 submissions have been received through the Ontario Together Portal. More than 7,500 emergency supply submissions have generated nearly $90 million in purchases of critical equipment and supplies. The Province has also added a Workplace PPE Supplier Directory that will assist workplaces to find personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect against COVID-19. Donations and Procurement and Service RequestsLearn More
COVID-19 Program - Digital Technology SuperclusterCanada's Digital Technology SuperclusterThrough the COVID-19 Program, the Digital Technology Supercluster will invest up to $60 million to improve the health and safety of Canadians and Canada’s ability to address issues created by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Supercluster will invest in projects that align with the five Areas of Focus (Health System, Community Health, Safe Living, Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Emergency Response), namely projects that will deliver digital technology solutions to improve the health and safety of Canadians and Canada’s ability to address the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as future health crises. Research ChallengesLearn More
COVID-19 Canadian Tech Group Slack ChannelCouncil of Canadian InnovatorsThe Council of Canadian Innovators has started a Slack channel for the tech community across Canada.  It now has over 1700 members and is an excellent resource to share knowledge, key learnings, and to create collaborative opportunities between companies (small, large) to get through the COVID19 crisis.  Collaboration PlatformsLearn More
Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research FundProvince of OntarioIf you are a researcher from one of Ontario's publicly-assisted colleges or universities, research hospitals or research institutes, you can apply for funding to conduct research to fight COVID-19 and support the province's response effort. The Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund provides research institutions with funding to contribute to global efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no maximum funding amount that can be requested per grant. All funding requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.Research ChallengesLearn More
Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association - One Million Mask ChallengeAutomotive Parts Manufacturers’ AssociationAPMA is seeking to bring industry together to collect 1 million masks for frontline workers. These masks will be available for direct distribution to public institutions and organizations operating on the frontlines: hospitals, clinics, shelters (homeless, women’s, youth). Donations and Procurement and Service RequestsLearn More
SPARK Ontario - Volunteer Opportunities During COVID-19SPARK OntarioThe Government of Ontario is partnering with SPARK Ontario to help seniors and the most vulnerable stay connected and healthy as they self isolate during the COVID-19 outbreak. SPARK Ontario is the province's first bilingual volunteer hub designed to direct volunteers to where they are needed most. Donations and Procurement and Service RequestsLearn More
NGen’s COVID-19 Response ProgramNext Generation Manufacturing CanadaNGen will invest $50 million in Supercluster funding to support companies as they rapidly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by building a Canadian supply of essential equipment, products, and therapeutics. Projects will be selected for funding according to critical needs identified by the Government of Canada and the ability of manufacturers to produce products that are safe for both patients and health care workers. Research ChallengesLearn More
Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN)Genome CanadaGenome Canada has launched the Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN), an initiative that will generate accessible and usable genomics data to inform public health decisions in the time of a pandemic. Led by Genome Canada, in partnership with the six regional Genome Centres, the National Microbiology Lab and provincial public health labs, genome sequencing centres through CGEn, hospitals, academia and industry, CanCOGeN will coordinate and scale up existing COVID-19 genome sequencing activities into a national effort and interface with international sequencing networks in the UK and in the US in order to improve patient outcomes and accelerate public impact. For more information please contact Genome Canada at ChallengesLearn More
Strategic Innovation FundInnovation, Science and Economic Development CanadaFurther to the Government's announcement on April 23, 2020 of $600 million funding support, the Strategic Innovation Fund will support projects to advance Canada's medical countermeasures in the fight against COVID-19. This includes support for COVID-19 related vaccine and therapy clinical trials led by the private sector, and Canadian bio-manufacturing opportunities.Research ChallengesLearn More
Mitacs COVID-19 Research & Development OpportunitiesMitacsMitacs has introduced new programming and enhanced existing programs and funding amounts to encourage and support COVID-19 related research initiatives. Please see Mitac link for details.Research ChallengesLearn More
Coronavirus Global ResponseEuropean Union and International PartnersPrime Minister Justin Trudeau joined other global leaders to launch the Coronavirus Global Response. This online pledging event aims to initially raise more than $8 billion (USD) to help researchers and innovators develop solutions to test, treat, and protect people, and to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The funds collected will be channeled into three principal strands: diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines. Funds may also be used to strengthen health systems. To date, the Government of Canada has announced investments of over $850 million (CAD) that support this fundraising target.Donations and Procurement and Service RequestsLearn More
Accelerated Ocean Solutions ProgramCanada's Ocean SuperclusterThe program will invest up to $35 million in short-term ocean projects to help continue to build resiliency in ocean sectors during this challenging time. The Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program is focused on three project themes: i. remote operations, ii. environment technologies, iii. and digital or automated technologies. The application process is now open and begins with expressions of interest which will close on May 22. Research ChallengesLearn More
Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)Department of National Defence"The Department of National Defence (DND) is issuing the first of a series of calls for innovations aimed at addressing some of the key challenges Canada is facing. With an initial commitment of $15M, the first three challenges focus on: - Viable and effective processes and methods for safely and rapidly decontaminating enclosed work environments (e.g., buildings and modes of transportation) containing sensitive equipment; - Innovative material and designs to aid in decontamination of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), operational clothing and equipment for personnel responding to events involving biological hazards; and - Data gathering solutions to support the early detection and community-based monitoring of outbreaks of contagious diseases. In addition to the call for innovation, these panels are engaging Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises to refine their near-to-market products to meet a COVID-19 related need. Promising solutions in the areas of PPE, sanitization, diagnostics and testing, therapeutics, and disease-tracking technology may receive funding to further their solutions of interest. This effort is a collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, and Health Canada and sees an additional investment of up to $10M."Research ChallengesLearn More
Innovative Solutions Canada COVID-19 Challenge ProgramInnovation, Science and Economic Development CanadaDedicated funding to help combat current and future outbreaks of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and other similar threats. The program will help support the Government of Canada's fight against COVID-19 by funding R&D and testing prototypes in real-life settings that can help protect Canadians. Two new challenges have been posted to include: COVID-19 Challenge: An intelligent digital clearing house; and COVID-19 Challenge: Magnetic reagents for detection of COVID-19 and other RNA based molecular diagnostic kits. Innovative Solutions Canada will launch calls for proposals over the next few weeks to address challenges, to fund development of solutions, and to buy successful products and services needed to address COVID-19. Research ChallengesLearn More
Surplus Food Rescue ProgramGovernment of CanadaThe Surplus Food Rescue Program is a $50 million initiative which will help to support Canada’s food system, food processors, and food producers, and distributors to help ensure food availability for all Canadians. Funding will be used to help manage and redirect existing surpluses to organizations addressing food insecurity and ensure that these surplus products are not wasted.Surplus PurchasingLearn More
#HoodStrong#HoodStrongAn online campaign designed to generate revenue to prevent small businesses from permanently closing their doors during the COVID-19 health and economic emergency. Neighbours can support their favourite independent business by purchasing a gift certificate. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Mississauga Food BankDonations and Procurement and Service RequestsLearn More
Support the PortPort Credit Business Improvement Area (BIA)A campaign to support Port Credit local businesses through the purchase of a Support the Port gift card. Port Credit BIA along with community partners Brightwater, Edenshaw and Port Credit Community Foundation will match the funds with a donation to the Compass Food Bank. Donations, Procurement and Service RequestsLearn More