Defending Against COVID-19

Canada’s defence and security companies are always on guard to keep Canadians and our allies safe. Now, as we battle the invisible enemy that is COVID-19, industry is rising to new challenges and stepping up where help is needed most.

Whether it’s by providing the Canadian Armed Forces and frontline healthcare workers with desperately needed equipment and training or finding creative ways to support their local communities during the crisis, these efforts showcase the innovation, dedication, passion and pride at the heart of Canada’s defence and security industries.

Explore the stories below to learn how companies are responding to COVID-19. We’re adding new stories on a regular basis –submit yours here.

We also encourage you to make your COVID-19 products and services searchable to those in need using GATEWAYcapabilities, a powerful search engine that showcases Canadian defence capabilities.


JUL 03, 2020
ATCO & Weatherhaven partner to deliver Mobile Health Units, ATCO operates health screening checkpoint at Canada/US border
MAY 13, 2020
Ben Machine scales production capabilities to create 150,000 face shields for frontline workers in Ontario & Manitoba
MAY 12, 2020
Esri Canada supports community resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic
MAY 11, 2020
Tulmar collaborates with local hospital to develop reusable visors
MAY 08, 2020
Logistik Unicorp mobilizes domestic supply chain to produce millions of medical protective gowns
MAY 05, 2020
Calian helps ease strain of COVID-19 on the healthcare system
MAY 04, 2020
Prod360 develops Pole Thermometer to keep workspaces safe
APR 30, 2020
DEW Engineering helps reduce health risks among CAF personnel
APR 29, 2020
GDLS-Canada supports hospitals, CAF & community with donations and PPE 
APR 28, 2020
VIH Aerospace donates ear saver straps
APR 27, 2020
General Kinetics prints face shield frames for healthcare heroes
APR 21, 2020
MDA partners with grassroots makers to supply face shields
APR 20, 2020
SecDev Group launches volunteer COVID-19 Cyber Defence Force
APR 15, 2020
CAE answers Canada's call for ventilators & COVID-19 healthcare training
APR 15, 2020
Clairvoyance Cyber Corp. shares cyber intel during COVID-19
APR 15, 2020
Thornhill Medical scales production of compact ventilator
APR 15, 2020
PRE Labs dedicates manufacturing lines to produce face shields for health care workers