Canadian Emergency Ventilators (CEV) Inc is the manufacturer of the Winnipeg Ventilator 2.0.

The Winnipeg Ventilator 2.0 was developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic as a multi-mode ICU ventilator that could save patients’ lives, be manufactured locally in the shortest time possible, and not disrupt the supply chain for existing ventilators.

It is based on the pioneering work of Dr. Magdy Younes.

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The Winnipeg Ventilator 2.0 has been authorized for use by Health Canada under the Interim Order Respecting the Importation and Sale of Medical Devices for Use in Relation to COVID-19.

The Intended Use of the Winnipeg Ventilator 2.0 is to provide continuous ventilation treatment to adult patients with respiratory failure or respiratory insufficiency requiring respiratory support during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is intended to be used by trained and qualified Respiratory Therapists (RT) in a hospital environment or any facility set up and designated for the treatment of COVID-19.

Three Ventilation Modes: A/C Volume Control, A/C Pressure Control, Pressure Support Ventilation (PSV)


  • Multi-mode ICU ventilator
  • Core technology is reliable and proven 
  • Ventilation conforms to the standards ISO-80601-2-12
  • Employs readily available consumables


  1. Compatible with both wall and large bottle oxygen source 
  2. Uses Ambient Air – No hospital air supply required 
  3. Intuitive and easy to use interface 
  4. Ready access to all parameters and settings – no complicated buried settings 
  5. Side facing connections enable unobstructed access to the control user interface
  6. Integrated battery back up power
  7. Accessory rail for breathing circuit support arm (available for purchase)
  8. Easy maneuverability and transport 

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