Thursday, April 9, 2020
Oakville businesses dedicate talent and resources to address the national crisis for personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Canada, there is an urgent need to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers. The federal and provincial governments have released a call to Canadian companies to provide supplies and innovative solutions to support Canada’s pandemic response.
Oakville businesses are rising to the challenge, dedicating talent and resources to address the national crisis. The following companies have scaled operations, retooled production, and worked in partnership to find innovative solutions to respond to the call:
Oakville’s international community has also come forward to provide support. The town’s Chinese Sister City of Huai’an has generously donated 12,000 masks to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, delivered by Mayor Burton on April 8, 2020. The town formalized a Sister City agreement with Huai’an in 2015 with a view to promote friendship and economic development.
This is an overview of first steps taken by the Oakville business community to work collaboratively to combat COVID-19. Good news stories are emerging daily - to stay informed and explore opportunities to participate in Canada's response to the pandemic, visit Invest Oakville's Business Resources.