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COVID-19 vaccination lessons from Canada’s largest-ever mass immunization effort

via CTV News TORONTO — In the fall of 2009, Canada launched its largest-ever vaccination campaign to protect against an outbreak of influenza A, or H1N1, with varying degrees of success. There were delays in production, supply shortages, and difficulties administering the new vaccine. According to Statistics Canada, by April 2010, the majority of Canadians [...]

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Province Supports Ontario-Made Face Masks in the Fight Against COVID-19

Lighter, Breathable Masks Will Allow Prolonged Wear for Frontline Workers The Ontario government is providing $2 million from the Ontario Together Fund to the Bracebridge-based company, Smart Safe Science, to make lighter, breathable, and more comfortable face masks. This investment will help the company create 50 local jobs and, when at full capacity, produce 200,000 [...]

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Barry Hunt, president and CEO of Prescientx, stands next to Charlotte, an autonomous disinfection robot at the company offices in Cambridge.

Cambridge company’s robot offers high-tech disinfection

via therecord.ca Barry Hunt has a vision for how the world will soon deal with disinfection. CONTINUE READING

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NGen Funds Rapid Manufacturing Scale-up of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Nova Scotia based IMV Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering a novel class of cancer immunotherapies and vaccines against infectious diseases, announced that Canadian government agencies will contribute up to CA$4.75 million to advance Phase 1 clinical development of its vaccine candidate, DPX-COVID-19, for the prevention of COVID-19 infection caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-COV-2. [...]

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Ontario invests $2 million in sanitizing product to better clean PPE

The Government of Ontario is investing $2 million in a sanitizing product to better clean personal protective equipment (PPE) as most of the province settles into the final stage of economic reopening. On Tuesday, Premier Doug Ford announced that his government is providing Clean Works Medical and Pure Life Machinery with $2 million from the Ontario Together [...]

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Ontario Finance Minister urges residents to support local

Rod Phillips was in Waterloo Region Tuesday, checking in on how businesses are doing in Stage 3 of the province’s re-opening plan via Kitchener Today Supporting local businesses, even by checking the label at the grocery store to see if the product is Canadian-made, will make a difference. That’s according to Ontario’s Finance Minister Rod [...]

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How manufacturers can receive funding from the government

The webinar explored the ways manufacturers can receive money from the government via Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO — On July 8, SYSPRO Canada hosted a webinar which explored how manufacturers can receive funding and grants for research, training, product development, infrastructure and new technologies. The webinar, titled “Money for Manufacturers 2020”, was presented by Igor Chigrin, an expert [...]

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Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace

Find sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers and the general public from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario. Ontario is releasing safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy. These resources are available for different sectors. They will help [...]

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Skills Ontario gets $5M from province to promote skilled trades

This is in addition to $1.5 million provided earlier this year to support outreach and promotion to youth, educators and parents via Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO — Ontario is investing $3.5 million in Skills Ontario for the 2020-2021 school year to help promote the skilled trades. This is in addition to $1.5 million provided earlier this year to [...]

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Order restricting entry to Canada extended to July 31 as COVID-19 worries remain

The restrictions covering people seeking to enter Canada from countries other than the United States were set to expire at midnight June 30 via Canadian Manufacturing OTTAWA — The federal government says it has extended tight rules barring most foreign travellers from entering Canada until the end of July as part of efforts to slow [...]

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