The world right now is hardly business as usual due to COVID-19; however, this doesn’t mean that our clients aren’t doing great things. In light of the pandemic, many companies have stepped up to the plate, going above and beyond to support the fight against COVID-19 as best they can. Here, we will be highlighting our clients who are making a difference in order to support their causes and say thank you for all that they are doing.
Canadian Mining Company, Baffinland, Supports Canadians Through Donations of PPE
Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (Baffinland) produces the highest grade of direct shipping iron ore in the world. While the company has been able to operate to date during COVID-19, as mining has been listed as an essential service and they have been able to do so safely, Baffinland has also been doing its part in supporting communities in Canada throughout the crisis. Several of Baffinland’s ongoing initiatives have included: a donation of 4,000 N-95 masks to researchers at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital, a donation of 1,600 Nitrile gloves, natural disinfectants, hand soap and other cleaning supplies to all five North Baffin communities closest to their mine location, and taking part in the Ontario Together initiative through a donation of 4,000 N-95 masks to front-line medical teams. Baffinland also made a donation in Oakville to a long-term care home. The elderly in long-term care homes have been greatly affected by COVID-19. Baffinland learned that not all residents at the Post Inn Village Long-Term Care Home in Oakville had the digital technology to see their family and friends through video chat. Baffinland delivered iPads and Apple TVs to the Home, which has helped keep residents connected to family and friends, and entertained during this difficult time.
Baylis Medical Partners with Ventilators for Canadians to Manufacture Ventilators for Hospitals Across Canada
The Government of Canada recently announced its support for Canadian manufacturing companies producing critical medical supplies, enabling Baylis to do its part to support the management of patients impacted by the COVID-19 virus. With the support of Ventilators for Canadians, Baylis Medical are leveraging their manufacturing capabilities to quickly ramp up production of the Baylis V4C–560 ventilator and ensure Canadians have access to this critical medical equipment.
StarFish Medical Joins Manufacturing Partners in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic
StarFish Medical, along with Linamar, have brought together a group of companies to develop an open-source, safe, effective, and cost-efficient ventilator design that will be made in Canada. Additionally, this group of companies are working together to assemble manufacturers and suppliers to quickly ramp up production of the selected ventilator designs.
StackTeck Systems Remains Open and Committed to Serve the Medical and Food Packaging Industries
StackTeck Systems develops injection molds and systems, which provides the most effective and efficient production solutions in the industry — they are also a company who have stepped up as needed to support those in need. Several things they are doing to help support the community are: Donations of N95 masks from their inventory to their local police force and advanced delivery of projects for molding components used in COVID-19 testing kits with highest possible priority.
Allteck and the Canadian Utility Construction Corp. (CUC) Partner to Create Kits for Elders and Vulnerable First Nation Partners
Our client, Allteck and the Canadian Utility Construction Corp.(CUC) have come together to create kits for Elders and the most vulnerable of our First Nation partners.These kits contain bottles of sanitizer and gloves for safety measures during this critical time while supplies are limited to the public. As an initial response they have mailed 2500 bottles of sanitizer and 10,000 pairs of gloves to the Health Departments of 25 First Nation partners, and as more supplies become available (including masks), they will continue to supply kits to more First Nation communities.