About Us

St. Joseph’s Health System, Group Purchasing Organization (SJHS-GPO) originated in 1992 as a not-for-profit program and system-wide approach to supporting the needs of their three hospitals, two long term care facilities and home care organization.  Over the years, SJHS-GPO has grown significantly and is now national in scope, representing over 400 healthcare facilities across Canada (View our Member Directory).

Today, we continue to unite healthcare industry stakeholders in the procurement of cost-effective capital equipment and food and nutrition solutions to put the needs of patients first.  In doing so, we support the vision of St. Joseph’s Health System:

Living the Legacy: Compassionate Care. Faith. Discovery.

We provide unparalleled strategic sourcing of capital equipment and food and nutrition products, through two highly specialized, core offerings: CAPsource and MEALsource. Each program combines decades of experience with proven processes utilizing innovative technologies that meet the healthcare needs of today and tomorrow. 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
"Excellently organized. Liked being able to view so many different companies together."
Bernie Hartung, Charge Technologist Hematology
Grey Bruce Health Services
"The SJHS-GPO 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
“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 can't say enough about the great work of the SJHS-GPO team. 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... Read More
Brenda Kinney, Executive Director
Horizon NB
"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 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 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
"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