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  • Providing local governments in Canada
    with the knowledge and tools to accelerate
    circular economy solutions

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Canadian Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) works to build circular economy knowledge and capacity in the Canadian local government sector – offering a national webinar series on innovative approaches and providing direct support, guidance and peer-to-peer exchange to Canadian communities as they take steps to become more circular.

Since launching in 2021, the CCRI has spearheaded a national discussion on circular economy best practices ​and advanced measurable impact in 25 cities and regions across the country through its Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network. ​

The next intake for the CCRI P2P Network will happen in 2024. In the meantime, engage in our national webinar series, or reach out directly to find how to get involved in upcoming programming. ​

New Circular Procurement Guide​  ​​Get In Touch​​​


Local Government Benefits

The CCRI offers a unique learning opportunity for Canadian local governments.
By participating in the CCRI Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network, communities will:

Learn how to get started and embed circular economy approaches
Identify key points of intervention
Understand benefits, challenges and opportunities with peers across Canada
Engage directly with Canadian and international experts
Access one-on-one mentoring, support and advice
Explore how to measure circularity progress and success
Build internal circular economy capacity and buy-in with key staff across the organization
Embark on a process of opportunity identification and action planning
Engage staff in a facilitated half-day workshop
Receive a Circular Opportunities Report for your community

CCRI Highlights

Webinar Series

A series of public webinars exploring innovative circular city approaches from across Canada and globally

Join us on Nov 29 to hear about upcoming plans for the CCRI and learn about Circular Procurement!

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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network

In-depth access to circular economy experts and the opportunity to discuss approaches, opportunities and challenges with peers from across the country

Two foundational workshops and key resources on circular economy provided by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Action Planning

Facilitated virtual workshops, expert guidance, and one-on-one support to help participating communities develop next steps in their circular economy journey

Each community will receive a Circular Opportunities Report as a key output of their workshop process and participation in the program

Get Engaged

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Is your local government interested in getting involved with the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative?

Reach out to us to explore opportunities to engage.

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Explore the Peer-to-Peer Network Members

Learn about the 25 cities and regions in the CCRI P2P Network

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