For generations, Ontario manufacturers have designed, created, and assembled innovative products, such as cars, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, technology, clothing, and more, every day.
Manufactured goods, parts, components, ingredients, and materials are what Ontarians sell to the world with pride.
It’s now more important than ever before to support local. Buying Ontario-made products supports Ontario companies and their workers. This helps grow the economy, feeding money back into the services we rely on as Canadians, like schools, roads, and health care.
In partnership with the Ontario government, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) created the Ontario Made program — a free branding opportunity to promote the many world-class goods that are made across Ontario by helping consumers identify Ontario Made products, celebrate what is Ontario Made, and support the purchase of Ontario Made products. Since the program’s inception in July, CME has worked tirelessly to spread the word about Ontario Made.
To date, over 1,800 manufacturers have registered over 8,000 products. The program has had companies of all shapes and sizes register their products across a wide variety of industries — showcasing the diversity and depth of all different sectors of manufacturing.
Local Markham manufacturers registered to the program include: Happy Hands, Spice of Life, Davis Group, Taste of Nature, and more.
Wanting to buy locally-produced goods is one thing — being able to find these products creates a new challenge. This is where Ontario Made’s searchable consumer database comes into play.
Consumers can easily find Ontario-made goods, while supporting their local businesses and manufacturers, by visiting SupportOntarioMade.ca. The database features products that are made in local communities, participating retailers, and company profiles.
It’s time for us to stand up and celebrate Ontario manufacturers and Ontario-made products.