Who We Are
The Canadian Shield is an advanced manufacturing company that specializes in the design, production, and distribution of medical devices, as well as medical manufacturing automation systems.
When it comes to infection prevention and protection, we think differently — our team designs innovative and sustainable solutions to equip healthcare providers with safe and reliable personal protective equipment.
We're on a mission to propel a Made-in-Canada revolution — with the ultimate goal to not only protect Canada, but grow to become a world leader in medical equipment design and manufacturing.
HOW WE GOT HERE
A reverse timeline of The Canadian Shield's journey - scroll to the bottom to learn about our earliest moments.
Amid growing awareness that COVID is airborne, health experts advise increased use of air purifiers in addition to masking and testing.
In an effort to make rapid testing accessible to all Canadians, The Canadian Shield will begin offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test Kits for sale on their website.
The BioMask™ aims to combat plastic medical waste by offering a product that can degrade in a landfill, thereby helping to reduce the massive environmental footprint left behind by medical PPE waste.
The Vizor is a unique PPE solution that attaches to any traditional face mask - offering a compact and lightweight additional layer of protection in an accessible and recyclable format.
The Canadian Shield releases 100% Canadian Medical Mask Automation and Vision Systems, enabling domestic manufacturers to compete cent for cent with overseas manufacturers.
The Canadian Shield team received a visit from Ontario Premier Doug Ford to commemorate the significant effort put forth by Canadian companies and to kick-off the Ontario Made program, recognizing verified manufacturers in Ontario.
The Canadian Shield installs a number of surgical mask production lines at their facility in Waterloo and quickly scales production of ASTM medical-grade face masks.
Just one month after The Canadian Shield launched, the company was awarded a federal contract from the Government of Canada for 10 million face shields. Operations scaled quickly, up to a team of over 330 workers at peak production. The contract was completed in June, 2020, ahead of schedule.
The Canadian Shield team relocates to a 50,000 square foot warehouse facility in North Waterloo. The expansion allows for significant expansions to operation and production capacity, and provides space for additional machinery.