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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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 Requests
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. If you are a Canadian manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies, including for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, masks and surgical gowns; sanitizers; wipes; ventilators; and other medical equipment and supplies, your help is needed.Donations and Procurement and Service Requests
Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Recovery: Rapid Response Innovation ProgramCreative Destruction LabCDL Recovery is focused on the full stack of information-based solutions to accelerate the world’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. CDL Recovery focuses on information-based solutions, including (but not lmited to) for example, managerial decision-making tools based on: (1) swab-based tests that predict whether the coronavirus is present in an individual, (2) contact tracing, (3) image analysis of people density or proximity, (4) symptom monitoring, and (5) workplace monitoring of air or sewage. All types of innovative teams may apply – startups, corporations, informal collaborations, sole inventors, social impact ventures, and not-for-profit initiatives. Research Challenges
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 Requests
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. 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. Since its launch, the Ontario Together web portal has received more than 30,000 submissions that have resulted in more than 19,000 emergency supply leads. Donations and Procurement and Service Requests
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 Challenges
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 2,000 members and is an excellent resource to share knowledge, key learnings, and to create collaborative opportunities between companies (small, large) to get through the COVID-19 crisis.  Collaboration Platforms
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 Requests
SPARK Ontario - Volunteer Opportunities During COVID-19SPARK OntarioSPARK and the Government of Ontario are connecting volunteers with community response efforts to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 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 Requests
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 Challenges
Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF): Vaccines, therapies and biomanufacturingInnovation, Science and Economic Development CanadaIf you are an entity incorporated in Canada seeking SIF funding for a vaccine, therapy or biomanufacturing project, please send an email to and the Statement of Intent (SOI) package will automatically be sent to you via e-mail. Note for vaccines and therapies: applicants must have COVID-19 specific preclinical data to be considered further at this time. If you do not have COVID-19 specific preclinical data, please visit the Innovation Canada platform to identify another program suitable for you.Research Challenges
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 Requests
Find opportunities to sell goods and services related to COVID-19Government of CanadaBusinesses can find out how to provide needed goods and services to support the Government of Canada’s whole-of-government response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).Donations, Procurement and Service Requests
Find out how to get quick licensing and access to do COVID-19 manufacturingGovernment of CanadaGovernment of Canada website provides information for health product manufacturers and distributors in relation to COVID-19, including medical devices, drugs and vaccines, and disinfectants, sanitizers and cleaning products.Donations, Procurement and Service Requests
The Industrial Research Assistance Program-Innovative Solutions Canada COVID-19 Challenge ProgramInnovative Solutions CanadaNRC IRAP is collaborating with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's (ISED) Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program to post challenges seeking near-to-market solutions from small and medium-sized businesses (i.e., fewer than 500 staff) that require financial support to refine and sell their product or solution to meet a COVID‑19-related need. New challenges will be posted on NRC, ISED and ISC websites, which can be accessed through the link below.Research Challenges