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.

“This was a positive experience.  It was informative, organized and the staff was easily accessible to answer questions.  Good experience and would recommend this RFP process for future... Read More
Dana Andersen, Senior – Clinincal Engineering
Queensway Carleton 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
“The team was outstanding. Jay skillfully led us through the day of negotiations, and I was quite pleased with the guidance, honesty, and service we received.”
Nancy Hammell
Grand River Hospital
“Being a part of MEALsource has enabled me to broaden my ideas beyond my own facility, by tapping into the knowledge base of my peers. The program offers a warm, collaborative environment where I can... Read More
Alyssa Sewell - Manager, Food Services and Clinical Nutrition
Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
"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
"Excellently organized. Liked being able to view so many different companies together."
Bernie Hartung, Charge Technologist Hematology
Grey Bruce Health Services
 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
“Just one of the positives of working with MEALsource is the peer-networking and knowledge-sharing element the program provides. We meet regularly as a group, and it’s a great opportunity to learn... Read More
Jim Irvine - Purchasing Coordinator Nutrition & Food Services
Grand River Hospital
"Well organized, good pace and negotiation opportunities."
Nancy Wheeler, Value Stream Group Leader
Brant Community Healthcare System
"Extremely satisfied with the process!"
Karen Frenette, Director - Nursing Administration
Chaleur Regional Hospital