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.
Radient Technologies Inc. Files Patent to Help Prevent COVID-19
In collaboration with IntuitiveX and ipCapital Group, our client Radient Technologies Inc. has filed a provisional patent application covering the use of a combination of cannaboids, terpenes and zinc as a means of preventing the infection of the coronavirus, mitigating its symptoms and lowering infectiousness of Covid-19 patients.
Free Crisis Response Training Programs for Essential Workers from the Mental Health Commission of Canada
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mental Health Commission of Canada have created a vast amount of resources that include webinars, posters and guides on mental health and the effects of COVID-19. Additionally, the organization has developed two free crisis response training programs for essential workers.
Innovative Automation Inc. Shifts Gears in Response to COVID-19
When COVID-19 began, Innovative Automation Inc. quickly shifted gears and pivoted their offerings to produce face shields to protect front line workers and our community. To date, the company has shipped over 200,000 face shields to local hospitals and businesses, which are vital PPE for front line workers. They now have excess capacity and are filling orders for retailers and manufacturers who are looking to use face shields to aid with physical distancing and protect their teams.
MRI Developed by Synaptive Medical will aid in Research at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax
Synaptive Medical is a global medical device and technology company that solves surgical, imaging and data challenges to improve the quality of human lives. Their new MRI, Evry™, is the first of its kind in the world with the ability to provide medical professionals with diagnostic imaging capabilities directly at the point of care in critical care settings. Evry will be used at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax to study the brains of patients with COVID-19.