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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.

Visit our Peer-to-Peer Network page to discover our ten new communities welcomed to the 2022/23 P2P Network.

The CCRI welcomed its first Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network cohort in 2021. Each community explored circular economy solutions to fit their unique context. Summaries of the Circular Economy Roadmaps developed by each P2P Network member are available now on the Peer-to-Peer Network page.​​



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

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

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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

Discover the communities participating in 2022/2023.

Review the Circular Economy Roadmaps of participants from 2021.

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