Snacks/Confectionery: Leclerc 🍁

Name: Biscuits Leclerc Ltée

Products: Cookies, snack bars and crackers under the brands Celebration, Vital, Choco, Praeventia, Tradition, Choco Max, Muffin Max and Gopure

Manufactured In: Saint-Augustin-de- Desmaures, Québec; Hawkesbury, Ontario (new plant opening soon in Cornwall, Ontario)

Where to Buy: Supermarkets on every continent

Website: leclerc.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Family-owned since 1905, Leclerc employs approximately 1,100 people in total across all its facilities (3 of which are located in the USA). They recently purchased a building in Cornwall and are expanding their Canadian production capacity.

Footwear: Brave New Soles 🍁

Name: Brave New Soles

Products: Handmade leather shoes

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: bravenewsoles.com

Website: bravenewsoles.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Brave New Soles offers handmade soft soles crib shoes and sneakers for the whole family using rescued leather offcuts from the theatrical and design industries. This sustainable approach allows for truly unique, limited run styles as singular as their wearer.

Accessories: BRAVE Leather 🍁

Name: BRAVE Leather

Products: Leather belts, wallets, other leather goods

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Online

Website: braveleather.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

BRAVE started as a street vendor in Toronto in 1992, and in the time since has sold more than 2 million leather pieces. All their products are handmade in Toronto with vegetable-tanned leather. The leather is sourced as a byproduct of the food industry, so as BRAVE notes, no animal has ever died to make their their goods.

Snacks: Yum Yum Chips 🍁

Name: Yum Yum Chips

Products: Potato chips, veggie chips, veggie sticks, onion rings, cheese sticks

Manufactured In: Warwick, Quebec

Where to Buy: Quebec and certain parts of Ontario and the Maritimes

Website: yum-yum.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Yum Yum Chips is a 100% homegrown, third generation family business from Quebec, specialized in the production and distribution of potato chips and snack foods since 1959. It transforms and distributes more than 200 products under the following brand names: Yum Yum, Viva, State Line and Champion.

It appears that they created the uniquely Canadian “All Dressed” flavour and introduced my favourite, Salt & Vinegar, to the Canadian market. Thank you for that.

Sports: TEAMCO Sportswear 🍁

Name: TEAMCO Sportswear Inc.

Products: Team uniforms

Manufactured In: Markham, Ontario

Where to Buy: Online (or dealers)

Website: teamcosportswear.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Extra: TEAMCO is a manufacturer of sublimation and custom team uniforms and jerseys for hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, track, lifeguard, football, lacrosse, rugby and other sports. TEAMCO jerseys are made in Canada, in-house in their facility in Markham, Ontario. TEAMCO specializes in custom-made sublimation uniforms, offering crisp designs, superior quality and a fast turnaround.

They appear to be related to the folks at Jerico.

Cleaning: Blue Wonder 🍁

Name: Blue Wonder

Products: Microfiber cleaning products, microfiber personal care products, microfiber pet products and PURE all natural cleaner concentrate

Manufactured In: Vancouver and Vancouver Island, BC

Where to Buy: Online (or contact them to find a local distributor)

Website: bluewondercloth.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Blue Wonder has been in business for over 20 years, manufacturing and distributing microfiber cleaning products. Their products work for people with chemical sensitivities or those that want a greener cleaning solution. All their products are made in BC with the exception of a commercial grade microfiber mopping system manufactured in Sweden.

Electronics: Pela 🍁

Name: Pela

Products: Cell phone case, screen protector

Manufactured In: Kelowna, BC (maybe Saskatchewan)

Where to Buy: Online at pelacase.com

Website: Pelacase.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Pela makes unique cell phone cases out of “Flaxstic”, which are fully compostable, 45% plant-based (including from flax by-products that are normally wasted). They also make the Canopy liquid screen protector.

Their focus is on reducing plastic waste and as such their shipping materials are minimal. Further, they are part of 1% For the Planet, donating at least 1% of their sales to environmental causes.

They were originally based in Saskatoon, but have moved to Kelowna – it’s unclear if their production is now fully based in BC yet.

Furniture: Elite Sofa Designs 🍁

Name: Elite Sofa Designs

Products: Sofas, love seats, chairs, beds, ottomans

Manufactured In: Delta, BC

Where to buy: Dealers across North America

Website: elitesofas.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Founded in 1987, Elite Sofa Designs makes a wide variety of furniture, with many custom options and the best turnaround time in the industry. Here at MiC HQ, we’ve added one of these chairs and we’re very impressed thus far!

Outdoors: Vann-Winn Woodcraft 🍁

Name: VannWinn Woodcraft

Products: Wooden garden labels, pot labels, plot stakes, tree stakes

Manufactured In: Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec

Where to Buy: Direct from the company

Website: vannwinn.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Vann-Winn offers pot labels, garden labels, plot stakes, tree stakes, and tree labels made from high quality pine. The labels are available in various sizes, and plain or painted in colors such as white, yellow, orange, red, blue and green. The pot labels and garden labels can also be packaged in resealable plastic bags in quantities of 100 for retail sale.

VannWinn Woodcraft Inc. is a family operated business that has manufactured wooden plant labels for over 60 years. Their products are 100% Canadian made. More information and a price list is available on their website.

Cider: Left Field Cider 🍁

Name: Left Field Cider

Products: Cider

Manufactured In: Mamette Lake, BC

Where to Buy: Private liquor stores, farmers’ markets, some pubs and bars in BC and Alberta

Website: leftfieldcider.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Family owned by sisters Theresa and Kate, they make award winning, small batch artisanal ciders.