Bits and Pieces Program

Many Alberta companies have stepped up and are pivoting in response to fill the procurement needs during the pandemic. 

Examples of Alberta companies filling the need

  • ATCO has confirmed their ability to deploy hundreds of trailers for medical testing, quarantining and treatment, especially in rural and remote areas.
  • Calgary-based Fluid Energy Group has signed a letter of intent with the federal government to produce hand sanitizer.
  • The Rocky Mountain Soap Company in Canmore received certification from Health Canada to create a naturally derived hand sanitizer that is available online.
  • Alberta Garment is transitioning to produce hospital gowns.
  • Alberta’s manufacturing sector is working to tackle the spread of COVID-19 by exploring new solutions for personal protective equipment.
  • In addition to many local companies offering and innovating to provide products, Alberta’s post-secondary institutions are leading in areas of research, with one researcher at the University of Alberta working to develop a virus-killing medical mask.

The program is named after the “bits and pieces program” established by Canada’s Minister of Munitions and Supply during the Second World War, C. D. Howe. The program coordinated innovative production and procurement efforts from across the Canadian economy to support the war effort.

“I’m deeply touched by the outpouring of support we’re seeing from private and non-profit organizations, both foreign and domestic. When times are tough, Alberta’s spirit of ingenuity and generosity always answers the call.” Jason Kenney, Premier

 “Albertans are leaders, and I’m humbled to see our province leading and giving back in so many ways. The offers and innovation we’re seeing take place across our province right now will help our government meet the demands and challenges we face today, and the ones we’ll face in the future.” Kaycee Madu, Minister of Municipal Affairs

The Government of Alberta encourages individuals, private companies and non-profit organizations who can offer products and services, including personal protective equipment, to visit the offers webpage at alberta.ca/covid19.

Support the Alberta Bits and Pieces Program

Submit your offers of products or services to the Alberta Bits and Pieces Program if you're interested in supporting the COVID-19 response.

If there is a requirement for your product or service, you will be contacted by a representative of the Government of Alberta.

Alberta Biz Connect

Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.

Get guidance to reopen

As businesses prepare to reopen as part of Alberta's relaunch strategy, resources are available to help keep you, your staff, and your customers safe.

By working together, we can ensure our sacrifices to slow the spread of COVID-19 are not wasted.

To be successful during the economic relaunch, businesses should continue acting responsibly by following public health and physical distancing measures and using good hygiene and disinfecting practices.

Stage 2 of Alberta's Relaunch Strategy

In response to the announcements made by the provincial government regarding Stage 2 of Alberta's Relaunch Strategy, staff are carefully considering all options as we look at possibly re-opening facilities while keeping employees and residents safe.

We are currently reviewing the guidelines published by Alberta Health to determine the requirements to safely reopen our facilities to the public.  As preventive measures and procedures are developed, facilities will begin to reopen to the public.  Ongoing assessment will be completed to ensure that the preventative measures are having the intended outcomes. 

Given the complexity of the guidelines and the number of facilities/operations that can resume, it is estimated that it will be approximately 2 weeks before the first facilities will be ready, and the remainder will follow as time allows.

When we do begin to open our facilities, please follow all procedures and protocols put in place for everyone’s safety.

To view Alberta's Relaunch Strategy, visit https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-relaunch-strategy.aspx