News of Canadian companies taking action during times of uncertainty adds a glimmer of hope to our days. And the latest Canadian retailer to lend its manufacturing facilities and team to the COVID-19 fight is Canada Goose.
On March 25, Canada Goose announced that it would pivot its manufacturing strategy to produce medical gear for frontline healthcare workers and patients across Canada. This includes making scrubs and patient gowns, which are high in demand across the country.
Canada Goose medical gear will be distributed to hospitals starting next week.
Canada Goose has committed two of its manufacturing facilities to the cause — one in Toronto and another in Winnipeg — with approximately 100 employees dedicated to the project. The company has set an initial goal of producing 10,000 units.
“Across Canada, there are people risking their lives every day on the frontlines of COVID-19 in healthcare facilities, and they need help. Now is the time to put our manufacturing resources and capabilities to work for the greater good. Our employees are ready, willing and able to help, and that’s what we’re doing. It’s the Canadian thing to do.”Dani Reiss, President & CEO, Canada Goose
Inside the manufacturing facilities, Canada Goose will follow the recommended protocols to ensure the safety of its staff. This includes social distancing, limiting the number of employees in specific spaces, and increasing sanitation.
On top of it all, Canada Goose has started another project to help its employees during this time.
The Canada Goose Employee Fund was created on March 17 to provide assistance to employees who are impacted by store and manufacturing closures. Dani Reiss, Canada Goose’s President and CEO, has put his salary on pause for three months in support of the fund.
The company has also donated 1 million yuan to the Wuhan Charity Federation to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak in China.
Articles You Might Be Interested In
10 Canadian Companies Stepping Up & Doing Good During The COVID-19 Outbreak
How 8 Toronto Small Businesses Are Getting By During The COVID-19 Crisis
10 Fashion Brands & Retailers That Are Stepping Up During The COVID-19 Outbreak
10 Locally-Owned Grocery Stores That Deliver In Toronto
Local Toronto Stores Are Offering Free Shipping In Response To Temporary Store Closures