Province to Supply Additional Ontario-Made MasksPublished on August 31, 2021
The government wants to make sure our health care professionals and front-line workers have the PPE they need to stay safe while doing their critical work for years to come while supporting quality jobs and manufacturing opportunities for our talented Ontario workforce. That’s why Ontario recently signed contracts with Viva Healthcare Packaging and Canada Masq to each supply 50 million made-in-Ontario level 1 and level 2 surgical/protective masks per year over the next five years.
The government will continue to look to businesses, researchers and organizations who can supply critical products and innovative solutions to protect people across the province. Ontario manufacturers like Viva Healthcare and Canada Masq have a central role to play in our self-sufficiency as a province, not only as we continue to fight COVID-19, but over the years that follow.
By bringing more Ontario suppliers on board and centralizing procurement, we will ensure healthcare workers always have a steady supply of PPE without relying on another jurisdiction to keep Ontarians safe.