Home Products: Mabel’s Labels 🍁

Name: Mabel’s Labels

Products: Durable personalized labels for kids stuff

Manufactured in: Hamilton, ON

Where to buy: Online only

Website: mabelslabels.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Proudly made in Canada, Mabel’s Labels’ durable, waterproof labels are perfect for all kids items leaving the house to go to daycare, school, camp, playgroups, etc. Their peel and stick labels are made to last! They’re ideal for clothing, shoes, lunch containers, school supplies and so much more. They are dishwasher and laundry safe and 100% guaranteed.

Food: Daiya

Name: Daiya Foods

Products: Non-dairy, plant-based cheese products

Manufactured in: Vancouver, BC

Where to buy: Most grocery stores

Website: daiyafoods.com

Canadian owned: No, owned by Otsuka Pharmaceutical of Japan

Daiya manufactures plant-based alternatives to dairy products, from cassava and arrowroot. Their products are free from the top 10 priority allergens.

Instruments: Gayford Carbon Fiber Violins 🍁

Name: Gayford Carbon Fiber Violin

Products: 4 and 5 string violins

Manufactured in: Cambridge, Ontario

Where to buy: Online

Website: Carbonfiberviolin.com

Canadian owned: Yes

There are violins, then there are these violins, that frankly look amazing. They are made from carbon fiber, with 23 separate parts, each of which can be replaced if damaged. Even the electric pre-amps on these violins are made in Canada by a Canadian company called Schatten.

Breakfast Food: Robin Hood Oats 📈

Name: Robin Hood

Products: Oats

Manufactured in: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Where to buy: Grocery stores everywhere

Website: robinhood.ca

Canadian owned: No (Owned by Smucker’s, which is publicly traded on NYSE)

All we can tell for sure is that Robin Hood oats are being produced in Saskatoon, at a plant that dates back to 1928. As to who produces it, it appears to be made by Ardent Mills, which is a joint venture between American giants ConAgra, Cargill and CHS. The brand itself is owned by Smucker’s. Suffice to say, they appear to be producing the product in Canada with Canadian grain and creating Canadian jobs, so they make the list.

Breakfast Food: Stoked Oats 🍁

Name: Stoked Oats

Products: Oatmeal Blends – Bucking Eh, Stone Age, Aphrodisioats, Red Line

Manufactured in: Calgary, Alberta

Where to buy: Canadian natural food and grocery stores, online

Website: stokedoats.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Stoked Oats was founded in April 2011 by three oatmeal loving athletes. Unable to find the ultimate breakfast to support their busy and active lifestyles, they began making their own oatmeal blends. With the goal of creating the healthiest oatmeal on the market, all Stoked Oats blends include highly nutritious “superfood” ingredients including chia, flax, whey protein, and gluten-free oats. The oats are grown in Saskatchewan and the flax is Albertan. All production takes place in Calgary.

Bicycles: Argon 18 🍁

Name: Argon 18

Products: High-end racing, road and triathlon bikes

Manufactured in: Appears the frames are made in China, final assembly in Montreal (?)

Where to buy: Various retailers

Website: argon18bike.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Argon 18 was founded in 1989 by retired cyclist Gervais Rioux in Montreal. Since then, they’ve built lines of extremely high-quality bicycles used by a wide range of champion cyclists and triathletes.

Footwear: Viberg Boot 🍁

Name: Viberg Boot

Products: Boots and shoes

Manufactured in: Victoria, BC

Where to buy: workboot.com

Website: viberg.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Ed Viberg began making quality work boots in 1931 in Victoria, and that tradition continues to this day – Ed’s son Glen Viberg is personally involved on the factory floor with every pair of boots made. Viberg uses traditional manufacturing methods to craft every pair of boots or shoes that leaves their factory. They source raw materials as needed from around the world.

The Stompers line of footwear was designed by Viberg but appears to be manufactured elsewhere.

Home Products: Novanni Stainless 🍁

Name: Novanni Stainless Inc.

Products: Stainless steel sinks

Manufactured in: Coldwater, Ontario

Where to buy: Online or through wholesalers and major retailers across Canada

Website: novanni.ca

Canadian owned: Yes

Novanni Stainless Inc. has been manufacturing stainless steel sinks for every area of the home for more than 50 years. They manufacture in the small town of Coldwater, Ontario. Novanni Stainless sinks are made from 90% recycled materials and at the end of their lifecycle are 100% recyclable.

Their Wessan brand sinks are available through major retailers across Canada and Novanni Pro, Elite and Commercial brands are offered through the wholesale channel.

Gasoline: Husky 📈

Name: Husky

Products: Gasoline

Manufactured in: Prince George, BC (?)

Where to buy: Gas stations across Canada

Website: myhusky.ca

Canadian owned: No – publicly traded in Canada but controlled by a billionaire from Hong Kong

Employs more than 5,000 people across Canada in its various operations and runs about 490 gas stations.