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The COVID-19 Challenges Procurement Program (NRC IRAP)

The National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) is also building on its existing relationships with innovative small and medium-sized businesses to support supply challenges for innovative solutions to address urgent needs related to COVID-19. Priorities include personal protective equipment, sanitization products, diagnostic and testing products, therapeutics, and disease tracking technology. [...]

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Thomas Coronavirus Resource Hub for Manufacturing

The Coronavirus Resource Hub for North American Manufacturers and Industry Professionals helps manufacturers access emergency supplies, real-time data and information during the pandemic. In light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Thomas has created this resource hub to help you and your industrial business with the mission-critical, real-time data and information. Click here to access the [...]

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Toyota extends Canadian plant shutdown to April 20

Shutdown affects all North American automobile, components plants via CBC News Toyota has pushed back plans to re-open its Canadian manufacturing facilities in Cambridge, Ont. and Woodstock, Ont. due to the COVID-19 pandemic and “decline in vehicle demand.” It’s part of a larger move affecting all Toyota automobile and components plants. Manufacturing facilities in Canada, Mexico and [...]

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Million Mask Challenge

The APMA is calling on its membership and the industry at large to participate in the One Million Mask Challenge. We need your help 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, [...]

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COVID19 Information for Manufacturers from APMA

The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused global disruption and uncertainty. The APMA is actively engaged with governments and stakeholders at the highest levels in representing our members’ interests to manage the issues and resolutions as they develop. Click here for various links to government supports and information. If you have any specific questions for the APMA, [...]

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Vaccine production plant forms part of Canada’s COVID-19 response

The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) has received funding from the Canadian government to construct a pilot manufacturing plant to support trials of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Like many governments, Canada’s is ploughing funds into tackling the coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping the globe. A CAD 275 million ($195 million) fund for COVID-19 health research has been announced, and [...]

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Canadian researchers developing DNA vaccine against COVID-19

Toronto: Canadian researchers are developing a DNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and has currently infected nearly 5,00,000 people worldwide and crippled the global economy. Entos Pharmaceuticals, a health-care biotechnology company headed by a University of Alberta researchers, develop new therapeutic compounds using the company’s proprietary drug-delivery platform and has begun manufacturing vaccine [...]

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Coping with the impact of COVID-19: virtual training, tools, resources, and more

CITY OF KITCHENER COVID-19 ECONOMIC SUPPORT & RECOVERY  BUSINESS IN KITCHENER Federal & Provincial Economic Response Plan Federal Support for Individuals, Workers, and those that are self-employed Federal Support for Business Provincial Support Additional Business Support from Regional Partners & Other Learn More & Register How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your [...]

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Canada Goose switches to hospital clothing from luxury parkas

For the time being, Canada Goose will switch from making $1,000 parkas to making scrubs and patient gowns, which it will donate to hospitals as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the Toronto-based luxury outerwear manufacturer started closing its manufacturing facilities — including three locations in Winnipeg — in an effort to help [...]

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How Waterloo Region companies are helping during COVID-19

COVID-19 has challenged us all to adjust to a new reality. While we are doing our part by remaining apart, communities are coming together like never before. Waterloo EDC has pulled together a (growing) roundup of local tech businesses and organizations that are helping communities cope with COVID-19: Read more about how companies like BlackBerry [...]

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