About Us

CAPsource and MEALsource are the procurement programs developed by the Group Purchasing Organization of St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS-GPO), which was established in 1992 to support the needs of the St. Joseph’s hospitals, long-term care facilities and home care operations. Over the years, through its flexible, value-based sourcing programs, SJHS-GPO expanded to become national in scope, representing more than 450 health care facilities across Canada (View CAPsource / MEALsource Member Directory).

In April 2021, SJHS-GPO was acquired by Mohawk Medbuy Corporation (MMC), a national, not-for-profit shared services organization based in Burlington, Ontario. For more information about Mohawk Medbuy, click here.

As part of MMC’s broad range of services, CAPsource and MEALsource continue to unite health care industry stakeholders in the procurement of cost-effective capital equipment and food and nutrition solutions that  put the needs of patients first. Each program combines decades of experience with proven processes utilizing innovative technologies. You'll receive all the benefits of group purchasing, including information sharing, cost savings, and dedicated support – but always remain in control of what you buy based on your organization's individual needs.

 I just wanted to express my gratitude with Wendy and Candice from MEALsource. My experience has been so wonderful. I started in August 2018, and they made me feel so welcomed and provided... Read More
Theodora Bellisario, CSNM - Patient Food Service Supervisor
St. Mary's General Hospital
"The process from start to finish was positive and informative.  At times, it was hard to meet deadlines but it allowed the process to move at an organized pace.” 
Dana Andersen, Senior – Clinincal Engineering
Queensway Carleton Hospital
 Being a member of MEALsource has provided us the opportunity to collaborate with a team of professionals who face similar challenges - how do we best manage our... Read More
Kelly Brooks, Manager Clinical Nutrition & Patient Food Services
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
"Does a fantastic job at conducting the negotiations between the vendor and the hospitals, and focuses on negotiating what is best for each of the individual hospitals."
Joe Matus
St Thomas Elgin General Hospital
"I can't say enough about the great work. Their ability to bring together such a diverse group and have such a clear understanding of each member was fantastic, and I felt I was completely supported... Read More
Brenda Kinney, Executive Director
Horizon NB
"Well organized, good pace and negotiation opportunities."
Nancy Wheeler, Value Stream Group Leader
Brant Community Healthcare System
"I've been working with the CAPsource team for many years now, and I’ve experienced the great results that they achieve. The team is so well versed in the process, and they always ensure we have what... Read More
Christine Runnquist, Diagnostic Imaging & Regional Nuclear Medic
St. Mary’s General Hospital
 “The team has the process down to an art” 
David Guirguis
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
"The tools and processes they have put in place to support hospitals through the procurement process have been invaluable. Not only have we been able to achieve financial savings from being at the... Read More
Jo-Anne Chandler, Integrated Director Materials Management
Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital
"A job well done as usual. Your team is great to work with, we look forward to future endeavours!"
Sean McNamara, Purchasing Supervisor
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital