Who We Are
Founded in March 2020 by parent-company InkSmith Ltd., The Canadian Shield was formed to help combat the medical equipment and PPE shortage in Canada. Using their existing equipment, the team at InkSmith quickly pivoted their operation to star producing medical-grade face shields at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quickly after pivoting, InkSmith founded The Canadian Shield and grew the company into one of the largest PPE production operations in the country. Producing a variety of PPE, primarily face shields and medical-grade face masks, The Canadian Shield became known as the face of the medical manufacturing resilience in Canada.
In order to meet the growing demand for PPE and other protection methods in the face of COVID-19, The Canadian Shield began distributing a number of other Canadian-made products including respirators and rapid tests.
Today, The Canadian Shield is dedicated to providing quality PPE and COVID-19-related protection products including face masks, respirators, rapid tests and air purifiers to all Canadians.
Three Pillars of Protection
The Canadian Shield believes that there are three pillars of protection when it comes to combating the spread of COVID-19: Masking, Testing, and Air Filtration.
These layers of protection, when combined with other public heath measures like vaccinations can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.