Indigo Lab Coat: Getting Attention

Introducing the Indigo Lab Coat. This national awareness campaign was created to raise the profile of the contributions our members make each day within Canada’s health care system. We took the profession’s most recognizable symbol — the lab coat — and used it as an educational tool.

Printed on the coat in microscopic indigo type are the names of the 1.2 million lab tests done each day in labs across the country. The small print invites the public to take a closer look at the work done by medical laboratory professionals.

We specifically chose indigo for the colour as it represents confidence, intelligence, ambition and devotion — all characteristics of the hard-working lab professionals that you are.

This national campaign included outdoor advertising across Canada, as well as social media outreach leading to the website:


Indigo Lab Coat Spotted

In the News

CSMLS member Heather Lucas helped spread the word about the new public awareness campaign and the vital role of medical laboratory professionals with Ceilidh Millar on CTV News Atlantic. Heather described the purpose behind the new Indigo Lab Coat campaign and explained the details of the unique lab coat she was wearing.

Learn more about the campaign here.

Indigo Lab Coat Across Canada

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement : We respectfully acknowledge the CSMLS office, located in Hamilton, Ontario, is situated upon the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississauga Nation, Anishinaabe Peoples, and the Neutral Peoples. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon wampum, which is a treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


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