The COVID-19 Canadian Business Responders List

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Businesses have a huge role to play in helping our communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian businesses from coast-to-coast have been stepping up with creative solutions to support employees, customers, suppliers, and communities to cope with this unprecedented situation.

To recognize their hard work and to encourage more businesses to join the response, Upswing Solutions has teamed up with Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) to compile the Canadian Business Responders List, a growing list featuring over 180 companies of all sizes from across the country.

Four ways businesses are leading by example:


Extending protection and flexibility to suppliers, employees, customers and businesses to stabilize, continue operations and protect financial security


Leveraging supply chains and retooling operations to support community members


Developing solutions for diagnosis, treatment, and future immunization against the virus


Donating time, money and resources to community partners and groups that serve vulnerable members of the community

  • Extending employee benefits & support beyond legal requirements
  • Changing payment terms
  • Giving free products and services
  • Pivoting production, manufacturing and distribution
  • Changing operations to support social distancing and help  the most vulnerable
  • Pausing marketing during crisis
  • Vaccine development
  • COVID-19  test development
  • Funding for research
  • Philanthropic donations
  • Community support