To cope with the crisis, the manufacturer of winter coats Canada Goose has announced on Wednesday that its factories will be producing medical equipment for health professionals and their patients.
The company is thus making uniforms and jackets hospital, which will be distributed free of charge in hospitals across Canada as early as next week.
The material will be produced in its two factories in Toronto and Winnipeg, “with a goal of initial production of 10 000 units and the possibility of extending the production to other factories, if necessary”, can we read in a press release.
“Across Canada, there are people who risk their lives every day on the front to make the face of the COVID-19 in health facilities, and they need help, said Dani Reiss, president Canada Goose. The time has come to put our resources and our manufacturing capabilities at the service of the greatest number.”
The company has also pointed out that she worked in close collaboration with the health authorities, federal, provincial and local, in order to follow the recommended protocols to ensure a safe work environment for its employees.
On the 17th of march last, Canada Goose has created a support fund for employees affected by the closure of its stores and factories and who are not eligible for government assistance. The president, Dani Reiss, had also announced to have renounced to his salary for at least the next three months, so that it is used for the support fund for employees.