Food: Yves Veggie Cuisine

Name: Yves Veggie Cuisine

Products: Vegan and vegetarian meal options (ie. plant-based burger patties)

Manufactured In: Delta, BC and Trenton, Ontario

Where to Buy: Across the country in grocery and health food stores


Canadian Owned: No

Created by Vancouver chef, Yves Potvin, in the 1980s, Yves Veggie Cuisine produces over 30 types of delicious, high-quality, plant-based products that can replace ground beef, hamburgers, hot dogs, and other meats.

Yves Veggie Cuisine is owned by American multinational Hain Celestial.

Retailers: Indigo 📈

Name: Indigo

Products: Books, Clothing, Lifestyle, Kids, Baby, Games

Headquartered In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Approximately 200 stores across Canada


Canadian Owned: Publicly traded on the TSX

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of or been in an Indigo or their associated banners Chapters and Coles. They employ approximately 7,000 people across the country.

Clothing: Naturally Rugged 🍁

Name: Naturally Rugged

Products: Capris, shorts, pants, hoodies, sleeveless tops, etc

Manufactured In: Erin, Ontario

Where to Buy: Company website and their shop in Erin


Canadian Owned: Yes

Naturally Rugged was established in 1987 and built a reputation as a company recognized nationwide for its exceptional line of clothing, customer service and consumer satisfaction. Brother and sister team, Jeff Broughton and Tammy Quantrell, liked the product so much that when the opportunity became available they purchased the company in 2013 and will keep the tradition alive.

Sports: Daredevil Discs 🍁

Name: Daredevil Discs

Products: Ultimate & disc golf discs

Manufactured In: Ottawa, Ontario

Where to Buy: Company website (and presumably distributors?)


Canadian Owned: Yes

I thought they were called Frisbees, but it turns out Frisbees are trademarked, so you gotta call these discs!

Daredevil is 100% made in Canada and makes a wide variety of discs for both recreational use and for Ultimate and disc golf.

Vehicles: ARGO XTVs

Name: ARGO

Products: Amphibious XTV

Manufactured In: New Hamburg, Ontario

Where to Buy: Network of dealers


Canadian Owned: No

ARGO manufactures a line of 6 and 8 wheel offroad vehicles, as well as a variety of parts for military uses. They have recently launched a line of 4 wheel ATVs, but those are produced offshore.

They are owned partially by local management, but it appears that majority ownership rests with US-based private equity companies.

Cleaning: Pink Solution 🍁

Name: Pink Solution

Products: All Purpose Cleaner, Hard Surface Cleaner, Stain Remover

Manufactured In: North Vancouver, BC

Where to Buy: Various retailers, company website


Canadian Owned: Yes

An ultra concentrated, ultra versatile cleaner ideal for most cleaning inside and outside your home – including pets, carpets and laundry!

All natural
Made from coconut oil, seaweed, and other natural ingredients
Made in Canada since 1990
perfume free
dye free
safe for children and pets
septic safe
highly concentrated
no animal testing
made in Canada

Furniture: COFO Design Inc. 🍁

Name: COFO Design Inc.

Products: Furniture

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Online


Canadian Owned: Yes

COFO partners with emerging Canadian designers to see their ideas realized, produced and authentically brought to market. Their mission is to give back to the design community by featuring Canadian design at home and around the world. COFO partners with a Toronto-based manufacturer to produce the chosen designs, and if you’re a designer, send something their way, you might see it produced.

Meat: Lou’s BBQ 🍁

Name: Lou’s BBQ

Products: Prepared meats

Manufactured In: Stoney Creek, Ontario

Where to Buy: Various grocers


Canadian Owned: Yes

Lou’s makes ready to heat roast beef, pulled pork, back bacon, ribs and more. Having tried their products, we at MiC can confirm that they are pretty darn good given how convenient they are.

Miscellaneous: CUCU Covers 🍁

Name: CUCU Covers

Products: Customizable skins for your bank cards, gift cards, and transit pass

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Company website


Canadian Owned: Yes

Perhaps the ultimate “I don’t know how to categorize this” product. CUCU makes covers for your various cards that allow you to make them a bit more interesting. You can even make custom covers, if you really want a picture of your kids on your Presto pass.

Furniture: PulseLabz 🍁

Name: Pulselabz

Products: Gaming chairs, standing desks, mouse pads

Manufactured In: Overseas

Where to buy: Company website


Canadian Owned: Yes

One of the few exceptions we have made thus far for non-Canadian made products. Based in Vancouver, Pulselabz makes their products overseas, typically in China, but their business and product development staff are located in Canada. Correct us if we’re wrong, but we don’t believe anyone is making gaming chairs in Canada, so we’ve decided to include them, so you can at least support a Canadian company.

We’ve also ordered a Pulselabz Guardian for MiC HQ – we’ll let you know how it is!

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