In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, all levels of government have called on the private sector to innovate in order to address the growing healthcare crisis and alleviate issues already embedded among healthcare systems across the country. To date, the Government of Canada has introduced a myriad of timely initiatives including its commitment to fund and accelerate scientific research to combat the virus, as well as its new Plan to Mobilize Industry to Fight COVID-19, enabling companies manufacturing respirators, masks, rapid testing devices and other related healthcare products and services to scale up production. Concurrently, provincial governments have introduced similar emergency measures, such as the launch of Ontario Together, an online portal calling on businesses and organizations to supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support its response to COVID-19.
Working with industry-leading organizations who are developing innovative healthcare solutions, NATIONAL has helped to bridge the gap between businesses, government bodies and healthcare partners, positioning our partners to advance regulatory submissions, access necessary funding vehicles and deliver solutions. Collaborating with key stakeholders and decision-makers at all levels of government, NATIONAL experts provided the strategic counsel, relationship management and media relations necessary to help accelerate efforts to protect the health and safety of Canadians in a timely and effective manner, and will continue to do so with innovative businesses who are ready contribute to Canada’s response to COVID-19.