Canada Goose to Manufacture Medical Gear
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Canada Goose will use its manufacturing facilities to produce scrubs and patient gowns for front line healthcare workers and patients.
Canada Goose will produce the gear at its manufacturing facilities in Toronto and Winnipeg. If the need arises to increase production, it can do so at other facilities. The company will have 50 employees per facility working on the gear and have a goal of producing 10,000 units. The gear will be donated locally at no cost.
“Across Canada, there are people risking their lives every day on the frontlines of COVID-19 in healthcare facilities, and they need help. Now is the time to put our manufacturing resources and capabilities to work for the greater good,” said Dani Reiss, President and CEO, Canada Goose. “Our employees are ready, willing and able to help, and that’s what we’re doing. It’s the Canadian thing to do.”
On March 17, the company set up the Canada Goose Employee Support fund for employees who are impacted by store and manufacturing closures but are not eligible for government assistance. In a letter to Canada Goose employees, Reiss announced he will forego his salary for at least the next three months, it will be used for the Employee Support Fund.