Canada Goose Dedicates Manufacturing to Fight Against COVID-19

Canada Goose Inc. (CNW Group/Canada Goose)
A dedicated team in Toronto and Winnipeg to begin production of medical scrubs and patient gowns as part of the Canada Goose Response Program

Canada Goose announced the company will leverage its manufacturing facilities to begin production of necessary medical gear. It is only for frontline healthcare workers and patients across Canada in the fight against COVID-19. The company will begin making scrubs and patient gowns, which are in short supply across the country. Moreover, it will begin distributing them to hospitals next week.

To help address the urgent need facing healthcare workers and patients across the country, Canada Goose has committed to producing medical gear at two of its manufacturing facilities. Starting in Toronto and Winnipeg, with the opportunity to extend production across additional facilities as needed. With production set to begin early next week, approximately 50 employees per facility will work to manufacture the gear. Also, they have an initial goal of producing 10,000 units.

Dani Reiss, President & CEO, Canada Goose said:

“Across Canada, there are people risking their lives every day on the frontlines of COVID-19 in healthcare facilities. 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.”

The company is working closely with federal, provincial and local health authorities. Furthermore, it will follow the recommended protocols to ensure a safe work environment for employees, including:

  • implementing social distancing protocols
  • limiting the number of employees located within specific spaces
  • increasing sanitation measures within facilities to ensure the health
  • safety of team members