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Around the globe, there is a need for emergency products and innovative solutions. The Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and various community organizations are looking for companies — like yours — that may be able to help, or alternatively may be looking to source protective equipment and solutions. Below is a listing of ways to get involved from a federal, provincial and community level:


Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is looking for suppliers able to provide specific products (i.e. N95 masks, gowns, gloves and other Personal Protective Equipment [PPE]) or services (i.e. nursing, food, security):

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is looking for Canadian manufacturers to help fight COVID-19 by making needed supplies, rapidly re-tool existing facilities or equipment, or who have skilled workers that could be available to work elsewhere in Canada:


Nova Scotia Together: help fight Coronavirus — workplace

The Province of Nova Scotia is seeking help from businesses and organizations who can supply personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to keep employees and customers safe from COVID-19.

Click here to submit your business details and the types of personal protective equipment ("PPE") and sanitization supplies you can sell to help Nova Scotia businesses reopen safely.

The Province of Nova Scotia intends to post the Supplier’s business name, business address, business contact information (e.g. website, e-mail, phone number, etc.) and the type(s) of Products the Supplier provides for the purpose of informing Nova Scotia businesses and organizations of sources for the immediate access of such Products. There is no guarantee that all suppliers who apply will be added to the directory.

If you need help making an online submission, call 1-866-399-3377, option 6 or email NSProcureCOVID19@novascotia.ca.

If you can provide products or services from the list below, or other items not listed, please complete this form. If your business or organization has other solutions, products or services that could help Nova Scotians, tell us your ideas.


  • Bottles of hand sanitizer
  • Disposable N95 masks
  • Disposable surgical masks
  • Reusable masks (non-medical)
  • Sanitization products
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Thermometers
  • Protective shield (plexiglass) / plastic barriers


There is a need to increase the production and distribution of protective equipment to keep essential supply chain workers safe. Many industries in Nova Scotia are vital for food production, transportation, infrastructure, and more. It is important that the many workers in the companies still operating are safe on the job.

IGNITE along with many groups including Emera IDEAhub, Enginuity Inc., and Nova Scotia Business Inc. have created an initiative to work with community members and businesses who have the ability and equipment to create protective masks and face shields, as well as to identify businesses that will need additional protective equipment.

To get involved in this critical ask, click here to join a growing list of people and organizations that:

  • can make protective equipment including sewn face masks, face shields, and other protective equipment
  • need protective equipment to keep operations going (or can supply others)

By signing up today, you help ensure the right protective equipment gets in the hands of the people in your community who need it most.

Call the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Information Line if you have supply chain/import-export issues related to goods needing to cross the border.

24/7 - CBSA Border Information (BIS) Line:

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Outside Canada (long-distance charges apply)