January 27 - CTV News Calgary
January 22 - CBC News
Canadian Association of PPE Manufacturers will match funds raised up until January 28.
January 19, 2022 - Calgary Herald
Two Calgary mothers have launched an Alberta-wide fundraiser to get the valued respirators to as many educators as possible by mid-February.
January 18, 2022 - Moose Jaw Today
Moose Jaw eye care centre begins recycling masks and gloves with Vitacore Industries.
January 17, 2022 - CTV News
The focus has shifted from preventing the spread of the virus via droplets, to acknowledging that it is airborne.
January 14 - BurnabyNow
Burnaby mask maker that says BC isn't following science donates 100K N95 respirators to teachers.
January 13 - Global News
Alberta parent voices frustration over baggy, ill-fitting medical masks sent home with students.
January 4, 2022 - CBC News
More than 400 people donated to a crowdfunding campaign for respirators for marginalized Albertans.
December 31, 2021 - CBC News
Omicron's transmissibility is driving calls for better masks. Should kids be wearing N95s too?
December 23, 2021 - Mike Farwell Show, Citynews 570
Radio interview with Barry Hunt from CAPPEM.
December 21, 2021 - CambridgeToday.ca
Recent recommendations from Ontario's auditor general call for the province to better manage its procurement of PPE.
December 21, 2021 - Toronto Star
Think about the 'three F's' for your COVID-19 mask - fit, filtration and function.
December 20, 2021 - CBC News
Canada's top doctor says employers must provide the best masks and ventilation possible.
December 19, 2021 - CBC News
Your baggy mask isn't going to cut it against Omicron.
December 17, 2021 - GlobeNewswire
Canadian PPE gets unanimous vote of approval in the House of Commons.
December 16, 2021
Motion passed calling for Canadian made PPE to be supplied in parliament by January 31, 2022.
December 16, 2021 - GlobeNewswires
OHA urging for stronger response to the latest wave.
December 15, 2021 - Bellavance Press
December 15, 2021 - CBC News
Buying from multi-nationals 'decimating' Canada's fledgling PPE industry, group says.
December 14, 2021
Canadian procurement process is hurting Canadians.
13 décembre 2021 - La Presse
December 10, 2021 - GlobeNewswire
Canadian MPs are being supplied with only Chinese made masks on Parliament Hill.
December 8, 2021 - GlobeNewswire
CAPPEM supports Auditor General's recommendations on Ontario PPE.
December 7, 2021 - CTV
Calls for Alberta to recognize aerosol transmission of COVID-19.
December 7, 2021 - CBC
Rising COVID hospitalizations will strain health-care system, even without Omicron.
December 6, 2021 - CP24
Toronto investigating first case of Omicron variant in a school.
December 5, 2021 - Toronto Star
Indigenous healthcare company partners to market compostable masks, PPE.
November 25, 2021
Your cloth mask may not be as protective as you'd like.
November 22, 2021
Something in the Air: Aerosol and Pandemics
November 19, 2021
Collingwood factory making millions of face masks per week.
November 16, 2021
Vitacore announces production facility and PPE recycling project in Saskatchewan.
October 1, 2021
MPP Andrea Khanjin visits JOMI engineering group.
September 29, 2021
New company recycles PPE.
September 21, 2021
CAPPEM looks forward to working with new Federal Government.
September 9, 2021
Precision ADM Acquires Roswell Downhole Technologies to Mfg Compostable Fabrics for PPE.
September 9, 2021
Manitoba-made Precision AIR Reusable Respirator certified by CSA.
September 3, 2021
Vancouver mask company speaks out after flood of hateful messages.
September 2, 2021
Ontario supporting PPE testing services in Toronto.
August 31, 2021
Canadian Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturers Prepare
August 17, 2021
Jagmeet Singh says an NDP government would invest in small businesses that are committed to "building our country."
August 4, 2021
CAPPEM supports plans by Ontario's Provincial Government for their reopening plan to lessen the impact of a fourth wave.
June 29, 2021
CAPPEM supports plans by Canada’s federal parties to strengthen the domestic personal protective equipment supply chain and its manufacturers in Canada.
May 27, 2021
Scrambling to compete for PPE in a global market amid a pandemic is something the federal government said it didn't want to happen again. With vaccines ramping up and demand for PPE expected to wane, it's hard to say if Canada won't be forced to rely on imports in the next crisis.
April 25, 2021
Molded Precision Components (MPC) in Shanty Bay is still producing automotive parts but is also making more PPE than ever before. At the start of the pandemic, the factory switched gears to producing face shields but is also creating sanitizer.
April 23, 2021
On April 9, 2021 a volcanic eruption devastated the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, forcing 30% of their population to be displaced. In true Canadian style, CAPPEM members sprung into action to donate much needed surgical masks, respirators and filters.
April 13, 2021
“The Government of Canada is committed to enhancing our domestic and international supply of certified PPE with made-in-Canada solutions,” Waterloo member of Parliament Bardish Chagger said in a release.
April 12, 2021
Chief executive officer Steve Mai said in a release: “Out of respect for the hardship our local small businesses have been through during the pandemic and recognizing the toll it takes on our community, Eclipse is pleased to do what we can to lighten the load just a little bit.”
April 8, 2021
Hunt is the founder and president of a new organization, the Canadian Association of PPE Manufacturers. With upwards of 30 members, the association is working to grow a sustainable, globally competitive PPE industry in Canada that emphasizes quality and ensures sufficient domestic supply.
April 8, 2021
CAPPEM is a group of Canadian PPE manufacturers, materials, equipment and lab testing companies. These companies hired almost 1,000 people Canadians and invested close to $100 million to ensure that hospitals, companies and the Canadian public would have a stable, secure supply of quality, Made in Canada.
March 20, 2021
On top of making face shields, the company devised a hand-sanitizer bottling system that was more efficient than purchasing the sanitizer ingredients from overseas.
March 13, 2021
Some Canadian manufacturers who made major investments last year to re-tool to provide badly-needed PPE now say they are being abandoned by governments. Typical of these is Barrie-based Mediguard Systems of Canada.
March 12, 2021
Mediguard has a diverse product line, including Barrie-made medical-grade surgical masks, North American-made surgical N95 masks, Health Canada-authorized antigen and antibody rapid testing solutions, patient transfer services, and workplace rapid testing services.
February 26, 2021
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion & International Trade, attended a virtual ceremony for the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s inaugural Business Reinvention Awards, where she presented the day’s biggest award and namesake, the Reinvention Award, to Novo Textiles.
February 20, 2021
"The government, especially here in the province, can definitely consider that the way procurement worked in healthcare pre-pandemic is completely broken, get in touch with all the stakeholders & come up with a solution that puts everyone on fair ground-otherwise."
February 5, 2021
“It’s 100 per cent Canadian,” David Yeaman, president of Molded Precision Components (MPC), said Feb. 1 from the company’s new construction site on the Line 4 South in Oro-Medonte.
January 21, 2021
Zanatta said his company invested $2 million and partnered with Windsor-based Harbour Technologies to develop the respirator technology and win a $1 million federal grant as part of the challenge.
January 27, 2021
MPC's hand sanitizer manufacturing initiative is one of the winners of the federal government's support.
December 1, 2020
Watch as the National highlights MPC's ability to execute quickly with partners Sterling Industries to design and manufacture over 27 million Sheild-U face shields.
MPC did some major re-tooling back in March and April of 2020 to start creating much-needed medical supplies for worldwide delivery using its own workforce and equipment.