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.

“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
"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
 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
Great team to work with, great service and very efficient.
David Guirguis
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
“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
“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
"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
"Excellently organized. Liked being able to view so many different companies together."
Bernie Hartung, Charge Technologist Hematology
Grey Bruce Health Services
"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