Meet Jackie Lee of Masks For Covid

In addition to running an engineering recruitment firm and being an active angel investor, Jackie Lee has been doing phenomenal work getting masks to hospitals at critical times during the pandemic. She’s also been an invaluable resource to us at The Home Front as we continue to learn about how best to support the frontline as the situation evolves.     


Jackie started a non-profit called Masks For Covid with Dr. Brian Li, a Toronto-based cardiologist and medical device inventor. They are partnered with Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto and have secured government funding to build 3D printed adapters to convert scuba masks to protect physicians when treating COVID-19 patients. Canadian Tire has come on board to donate 1100 scuba masks for Phase 1 of their initiative.

Lee and her team of engineers and doctors are working around the clock to scale up, and they’ve onboarded corporate partners to help with other key materials for their adapters like Clearvue filament for 3D printers. Clearvue is a non-porous, USPIV tested bio-compatibility material for medical devices. 

If you know of universities, colleges, or hospitals that have this printer, please reach out to us at the Home Front so we can help Jackie’s team make even more masks.   

Check out some of the coverage Jackie’s amazing work has received. 

Anticipating N95 mask shortage, Ontario hospital turns to full-face snorkel masks
CTV News, April 30, 2020

Coronavirus: Toronto hospital creates alternative to N95 using snorkel masks

Global News, April 30, 2020

Anticipating N95 mask shortage, hospital turns to full-face snorkel masks
CP24, April 30, 2020