Indispensable Partners in the Fight Against COVID-19 #DifferenceMakers
As the indispensable partner of business, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce member companies are stepping up, joining the fight, and diverting resources to support COVID-19 efforts.
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Ontario Chamber of Commerce member companies are stepping up, joining the fight, and diverting resources to support #COVID19 efforts. Join us in recognizing #DifferenceMakers from Ontario’s business community! https://occ.ca/differencemakers/ @OntarioCofC
Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is donating 500,000 surgical masks, 75,000 N95 masks and 17,500 Tyvek suits to the Province of Ontario to address the pressing need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
Google Canada Corporation
Google has announced an $800+ million global effort to help small and medium-sized businesses, health organizations and governments, and health workers on the frontline of this global pandemic. Learn more.
Labatt Breweries of Canada
Labatt is mobilizing their breweries to produce and distribute 50,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to support Food Banks Canada, front line workers and partners in the restaurant and bar industry. Learn more.
Bruce Power is giving $300,000 to food banks across communities in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties. Learn more.
GM Canada is collecting and donating critical personal protective equipment for Canadian healthcare workers on the front lines. Learn more.
Maple Leaf Foods
Maple Leaf Foods expands efforts to support front line workers, communities and health care providers during COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
Air Canada operated a special flight from Morocco to bring Canadians home. Learn more.
The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, has donated a combined $1.5 million USD to two Canadian not-for-profit organizations to offer relief to economically disadvantaged communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
Fiat Chrysler Canada
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will manufacture and donate more than one million protective face masks each month for healthcare workers at the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
Loblaws has raised wages for its workers as their stores deal with busy crowds and dramatic changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
Hydro One announces additional support for its customers during COVID-19 pandemic; suspended late payments for all customers and returns approximately $5M in security deposits to businesses. Learn more.
Eli Lilly Canada Inc.
AbCellera and Lilly will be Co-developing Antibody Therapies for the Treatment of COVID-19. Learn more.
Seneca is stepping up in the fight against COVID-19 by donating equipment and supplies to hospitals. Learn more.
Merck is Contributing 300,000 Masks to New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts. Learn more.
There is a growing shortage of medical devices necessary to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Siemens is opening its AM Network Platform to everyone who requires medical device design or print services. Through this network, designers and suppliers worldwide can be reached who will prepare the parts needed to keep medical centers running. Learn more.
Sanofi Pasteur Limited
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines global business unit of Sanofi, is leveraging previous development work for a SARS vaccine as part of our goal to unlock a fast path forward for developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more.
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson and Johnson has announced a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate plus a landmark partnership with BARDA to together commit over $1 billion of investment to co-fund vaccine research, development & clinical testing & a commitment by J&J to accelerated manufacturing plans. Learn more.
Metrolinx adjusted their schedule to ensure that health care workers are able to get to their shifts on time. Additionally, in response to COVID-19 Metrolinx is providing support for their frontline employees as well as donating masks, respirators and filters to frontline healthcare workers, and established the Metrolinx’s Emergency Operations Centre. Learn more.
Innovative Medicines Canada
Members of Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) are continuing their efforts in the fight against COVID-19 by donating 100,000 N95 masks for front-line healthcare workers battling the virus. Learn more.
407 ETR Concession Company Ltd.
To support customers and the community, 407 ETR temporarily suspended interest on unpaid balances, expanded their Financial Hardship Program & sent $250,000 in gift cards for free travel to the 19 GTA hospitals they support each year. Learn more.
University of Toronto
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto medical students are making hundreds of masks to deliver to Toronto-area hospitals, to help with training health care providers in the use of personal protective equipment. Learn more.
Faculty of Engineering
Intact Insurance is focused on supporting individuals and businesses who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19; including people who are ill, elderly or who have experienced job loss. Learn more.
Insurance Bureau of Canada
To help Canadians cope with the financial impact of COVID-19, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) member companies are offering substantial consumer relief measures. Learn more.
Ontario Tech University
Ontario Tech University is innovating rapid PPE production solutions to shortages in the health-care industry related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
Niagara College is responding to an urgent need to protect the health and safety of the community, and those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiatives include face shields created in college research labs at the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre; the provision of personal protective equipment, including N-95 masks, gloves and gowns collected from departments college-wide; and the production of sanitizer in the Niagara College Teaching Distillery. Learn more.
Mitacs is connecting resources from the Canadian post-secondary education sector with businesses to rapidly develop solutions to COVID-19. Learn more.
Desjardins has been named one of 3 financial institutions in North America recognized by the United Nations as a responsible institution during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have donated 20,000 N95 masks and 40,000 surgical masks and announced additional support for youth and relief for members and clients including lower credit card interest rates and refunds for auto insurance clients we are driving significantly less due to Covid-19 stay at home restrictions. Learn more.
Centennial College has developed various initiatives to contribute to the effort to respond to COVID-19. The college has been sending medical supplies to frontline healthcare workers in our community, distributing essential supplies and food to vulnerable populations in the community, and is developing an open-source design for a novel, portable ventilator. Learn more.
Sun Life Financial
Sun Life has undertaken initiatives to respond to COVID19, that include offering free virtual health care services for our Group Benefits Clients and has announced a donation of $1 million to support communities impacted by COVID-19. Support efforts will focus on health care, elder care and addressing food security needs. Learn more.
Autoliv is making the move to praoduce medical gowns out of the same material they normally use to produce airbags. Learn more.