Strengthening Ontario’s pandemic supply chain

Published on February 18, 2022

Ontario is fighting against COVID-19 and its variants by securing critical supplies and high-quality PPE through Ontario-based manufacturers.

Ontario’s response to COVID-19

Ontario has implemented a response plan to strengthen the province’s pandemic supply chain by:

  • bolstering a stockpile of critical supplies and PPE
  • procuring and delivering supplies and additional services across Ontario

Since the start of the pandemic, we've procured and distributed:


302 million+

Rapid antigen tests

69 million+

HEPA filter units


Face shields

9.5 million+

Gowns and coveralls

25 million+

Litres of hand sanitizers

4.8 million+


1.7 million+


78 million+

N95 respirators

71 million+




290 million+

Litres of disinfectant

1.9 million+

Updated February 28, 2022

Supporting vaccine administration

The Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre helps Ontarians get the information they need to get vaccinated.

Calls to the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre

5 million+

Vaccination appointments booked

15.7 million+

Vaccine doses administered by 33 workplaces clinics


Updated March 4, 2022

Building Ontario’s domestic supply chain

Ontario continues to fight against COVID-19 by procuring necessary essential services, PPE and critical supplies and equipment from Ontario-based manufacturers. We have:

  • procured over 204 million N95 masks from the Brockville, Ontario 3M plant
  • sourced over 200 million surgical/protective masks through four Ontario-based companies: PRIMED, Canada Masq, Viva Healthcare Packaging Canada and JY Care

Over the next 18 months, over 92% of the province’s investments in PPE will be with Ontario and Canadian-based manufacturers.


Join the fight against COVID-19

The province’s call to arms allows Ontario businesses to join the fight against COVID-19. Tell us what your business can sell or donate to the Government of Ontario to help fight COVID-19.

Join the domestic supply chain today.