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.

Great team to work with, great service and very efficient.
David Guirguis
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
 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
“We are a special facility in that we prepare our own food, so we have very specific needs. The MEALsource team is able to ensure our unique requirements are met, while ensuring we get the best... Read More
Guy Monjo - Food Service and Nutriton Manager
Homewood Health Centre
 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
“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
 “The team has the process down to an art” 
David Guirguis
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
“MEALsource has made it possible for our facilities to participate in the local food system in a way that we can feel good about, and they continue to expand the opportunities for us each year. Our... Read More
Sue Roberts - Manager Support Services
Groves Memorial Community Hospital
“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
"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
"Fluid process, great team, well organized, polished procurement cycle administration. All parties (suppliers and providers) understand the value of the process. Great program and HUGE time saver."
Jeff Phillips, Manager Logistics and Procurement
Queensway Carleton Hospital