B2B/Electronics: Teletics 🍁

Name: Teletics

Products: Specialized wireless communications equipment for worksites and difficult environments

Manufactured In: Calgary, AB

Where to buy: Online

Website: teletics.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Teletics is a Calgary based manufacturer of telecommunications equipment for industrial usage. Their VoIP and Wifi infrastructure solutions are used in both the private and public sector for work in explosive and corrosive environments.

Food: Floating Leaf Fine Foods 🍁

Name: Floating Leaf Fine Foods

Products: Rice blends

Manufactured In: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Where to Buy: eatwildrice.ca/where-to-buy/

Website: eatwildrice.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Floating Leaf is a family-owned business making a variety of products with wild rice. It appears that their rice is sourced from Minnesota and California, though it does grow in the northern prairie lakes. You can find their products online through Amazon as well as grocery stores across the country.

Food: Little Qualicum Cheeseworks 🍁

Name: Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Products: Cheese

Manufactured In: Parksville, BC

Where to buy: Online, various retailers, at the farm (under normal circumstances)

Website: morningstarfarm.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks is a brand of cheese produced at Morningstar Farm, on Vancouver Island, by the Gourlay family. They have a large array of cheeses, and even used to make wine (Mooberry Winery), though the wine operation has been shut down as of March 2020. Under normal circumstances, you can visit their farm for a petting zoo and a stream of their milking process.

Beards/Shaving: Midnight & Two 🍁

Name: Midnight & Two

Products: Pre-shave, shaving soap, aftershave balm, beard oil, beard balm, beard/hair wash

Manufactured In: Calgary, Alberta

Where to buy: Online, various retailers

Website: midnightandtwo.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Born of frustrations at the failing of both synthetic and natural grooming products and some hard work between the hours of midnight and 2AM, Midnight & Two’s all natural products were born. Handmade in Calgary using ingredients from around the world, Midnight & Two uses essential oils rather than synthetic fragrances for scent, and a combination of various oils, butters, and aloe vera to create the “Complete Shave System”. This consists of pre-shave for preparation, shaving soap for protection, and aftershave balm for rejuvenation. They also offer some beard care products.

Personal Care: Canus 🍁

Name: Canus

Products: Goat’s milk soap, lotions, body wash

Manufactured In: Quebec (head offices located in Montreal) & Ontario

Where to buy: Online, various major chains (Costco, Walmart, Loblaws, Dollarama, Sobey’s, etc.)

Website: canusgoatmilk.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

The fifth largest soap manufacturer in Canada, and owner of 3 seperate brands, Canus produces 70 different goat’s milk products, including a monthly production of 1 million soap bars. All of their products incorporate fresh Quebecois goats milk, which is then used for manufacturing in Ontario and Quebec. Their brands Caprina, Nature by Canus, and Li’l Goat’s can be found in most major grocery and dollar store chains in all provinces and territories.

Men’s/Women’s Clothing: Oöm Éthikwear & Message Factory 🍁

Name: Oöm Éthikwear and Message Factory

Products: Clothing

Manufactured In: Quebec, Canada

Where to buy: Online and retailers across North America

Website: messagefactory.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes (we believe so)

Message Factory purchased Oöm Éthikwear in 2015, and between the two brands they’ve been ethically producing Made in Canada clothing for more than 15 years. 90% of their factories are located within 50 km of their shipping center, meaning that the carbon footprint is drastically cut down when compared against clothing produced overseas.

They also are part of 1% for the planet. All in all, a great way to escape the cheap, crappy fast fashion that is so common today.

Electronics: Canakit 🍁

Name: Canakit

Products: Raspberry Pi Kit

Manufactured In: Kits put together in North Vancouver, electronics manufactured internationally.

Where to buy: Online

Website: canakit.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Canakit assembles computer kits for hobbyists and educational purposes, and are famously known for their Raspberry Pi kits. They also put together Arduino kits, as well as a multitude of other, less well known types of kits. Though the component parts aren’t produced in Canada, they are put together in BC.

Condiments: Taste of the Okanagan Specialty Foods 🍁

Name: Taste of the Okanagan Specialty Foods

Products: Bacon ketchup, BBQ sauce, pulled pork sauce, vinaigrette, various other snacks and jellies

Manufactured In: Kelowna, BC

Where to buy: Online

Website: baconketchup.ca, tasteoftheokanagan.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Taste of the Okanagan makes various handmade condiments, jellies, and sauces out of Kelowna, and is a family owned business. Their bacon ketchup website was specifically submitted to us, but their main website seems to suggest that all of their products are handmade with local ingredients.

Tea: Westholme 🍁

Name: Westholme Tea

Products: Tea, ceramic teaware

Manufactured In: Westholme, BC

Where to buy: Online, various retailers

Website: westholmetea.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

What started as an experiment in growing tea on Canadian soil has since turned into a company making tea with no artificial flavours, as well as handmade ceramics, out of British Columbia. They even offer pickup at their farm (though their tea shop is currently closed for obvious reasons).