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​​​Peer-to-Peer Network​

The CCRI aims to inspire, connect, and enable local governments, so that they may lead the way in Canada’s circular economy (CE) transition.

What Is the CCRI Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network?

The peer-to-peer network allows Canadian municipalities to learn and share best practices for implementing circular economy strategies and policies.

P2P Network members benefit from valuable mentorship and support provided by advisors representing prominent Canadian and international circular economy educators and practitioners, allowing them to gain in-depth access to experts and learn from peers nationwide.

Current Activity within the CCRI P2P Network

In 2024 the CCRI is offering support to the 25 local governments in our Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network as they move towards circular economy implementation. Currently, the CCRI P2P Network communities are benefiting from the following resources and opportunities:

  1. ​​Foundational Sessions: Peer-to-peer exchanges with leading practitioners to discuss circular economy strategy development and cross-cutting issues - getting at the ‘how’ as well as the ‘what’ of advancing circularity.
  2. Thematic Action Groups: Solutions-mapping workshops in circular food systems and the built environment to help communities implement circular pilots, project and joint action.
  3. Community Coaching:​ Access to circular economy experts to help communities understand their best next step, big or small, towards circular economy action and implementation.

Who Is Part of the CCRI P2P Network?

There have been two CCRI cohorts of peer-to-peer network communities:

Cohort 2021/22​​



City of CalgaryCity of Calgary<div class="ExternalClassF03D9B710E54466CA1E41E9168F66452"><p>Calgary is home to a highly diverse population of over 1.3 million residents that is anticipated to grow significantly over the next four years. Calgary aims to increase its social and environmental resilience while reducing the growing population's ecological footprint through its community roadmap.</p><p>Read <a href="/p2p-network/Documents/RoadMap-Calgary.pdf" target="_blank">Calgary's community roadmap</a> (only available in English).</p></div>, City of Calgary,
Town of CanmoreTown of Canmore<div class="ExternalClass3D71157D998C42EE8198D8CC50F7E9A8"><p>Canmore is a mountain town, home to a small number of permanent residents while experiencing vast numbers of tourists each year. The Town aims to develop a circular economy to provide for a healthy and sustainable community for its residents, all while protecting the surrounding environment and supporting the growing tourism industry.</p> <p>Read <a href="/p2p-network/Documents/RoadMap-Canmore-CircularEconomy.pdf" target="_blank">Canmore's community roadmap</a> (only available in English).</p></div>, Town of Canmore,
Town of ChapaisTown of Chapais<div class="ExternalClass8CA0FEA0B29847D38C33979632563F4F"><p>A small town with a population of 1,609 residents located in Quebec North in the James Bay territory, Chapais wants to be a leader in circular economy practices. Chapais’s aim is to promote economic and eco-friendly development, and to reduce residual materials.</p><p>Read <a href="/p2p-network/Documents/FeuilledeRoute-Chapais.pdf" target="_blank">Chapais’s community roadmap</a> (only available in French).</p> </div>, City of Chapais,
City of GatineauCity of Gatineau<div class="ExternalClass5910F68C737442EFB2B3D9B2711BD9C3"><p>Gatineau is the fourth largest city in Quebec with a population of more than 290,200 residents. Gatineau aims to have a vision and action plan that provides the leadership needed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035 for the municipality and by 2050 for the Gatineau community.</p><p>Read <a href="/p2p-network/Documents/FeuilledeRoute-Gatineau.pdf" target="_blank">Gatineau’s community roadmap</a> (only available in French).</p> </div>, City of Gatineau,
City of MississaugaCity of Mississauga<div class="ExternalClass7C1C4786C4074022959B6899682E4492"><p>Mississauga is a young and innovative city, home to approximately 720,000 residents with a highly diverse mix of cultures, languages, and nationalities and has a large diversity of economic activities. Mississauga aims to increase the awareness of circularity and its benefits, as well as develop internal procedures that support the circular economy.</p><p>Read <a href="/p2p-network/Documents/RoadMap-Mississauga.pdf" target="_blank">Mississauga's community roadmap</a> (only available in English).</p> </div>, City of Mississauga,
City of MontréalCity of Montréal<div class="ExternalClassFF01350E81684D7FBD270C281D842075"><p>The City of Montréal is the second-largest city in Canada and aims to focus on the circular economy for a green and prosperous economic recovery. Accelerating the rollout of a circular economy on its territory is therefore pivotal to Montréal’s 2030 strategic vision, its Climate Plan, its zero-waste residual material management plan, and the City’s economic recovery plans.</p><p>Read <a href="/p2p-network/Documents/FeuilledeRoute-Montreal.pdf" target="_blank">Montréal’s community roadmap</a> (only available in French).</p> </div>, City of Montréal,
Regional District of Nanaimo – City of NanaimoRegional District of Nanaimo – City of Nanaimo<div class="ExternalClass6DC7866ECAF142C39BE8F4C558F4D921"><p>Spanning rural and urban geographies, Nanaimo mainly resides along the Salish Sea coastline on the east side of Vancouver Island. The region is situated within the territories of several First Nations, including the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-Naw-As and Qualicum. With a rapidly growing and diversifying population, the Regional District and City governments are aiming to develop Nanaimo as a thriving home to thriving people, while respecting planetary boundaries.</p><p>Read <a href="/p2p-network/Documents/RoadMap-Nanaimo.pdf" target="_blank">Nanaimo's community roadmap</a> (only available in English).</p> </div>, Regional District of Nanaimo – City of Nanaimo,
Town of New GlasgowTown of New Glasgow<div class="ExternalClassABFBE3EC9D3E473786443963DB2D3CAA"><p>The Town of New Glasgow is located at the centre of Nova Scotia's fourth-largest urban area and has the highest population density in the province outside of Halifax. With an ageing population and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, the town sees great opportunities in developing innovative circular strategies in collaboration with stakeholders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. </p> <p>Read <a href="/p2p-network/Documents/RoadMap-NewGlasgow.pdf" target="_blank">New Glasgow's community roadmap</a> (only available in English). </p></div>, Town of New Glasgow,
City of RichmondCity of Richmond<div class="ExternalClassEF6742B56C554E2DB1188DE4C1DE6F6B"><p>The City of Richmond’s vision for circular economy is to maximize the value of resources, by design, through responsible consumption, minimizing waste and reimagining how resources flow in a sustainable, equitable, low-carbon economy.​ The Richmond City Council endorsed Richmond's Circular City Strategy in September 2022.</p><p> <a href="/p2p-network/Documents/Richmond-Circular_City_Strategy.pdf" target="_blank">Read the City of Richmond's Circular City Strategy</a> (only available in English).<br></p> <br></div>, City of Richmond,
City of SaskatoonCity of Saskatoon<div class="ExternalClass6655538324184CC3B52AA4F8A4A3C551"><p>The City of Saskatoon is the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan, boasting a diverse economy and growing community, driven by strong international immigration, a rising Indigenous population, and significant rural to urban migration. The City recognizes the importance of identifying circular opportunities to maintain a sustainable path to meet the needs of a growing and diverse community.</p><p>Read <a href="/p2p-network/Documents/RoadMap-Saskatoon.pdf" target="_blank">Saskatoon's community roadmap</a> (only available in English).</p> </div>, City of Saskatoon,
City of SherbrookeCity of Sherbrooke<div class="ExternalClassC6D222C958F045ECBBCB173ABF1708B8"><p>The City of Sherbrooke has already begun its transition towards a circular economy with a regional industrial ecology approach spearheaded by Synergie Estrie. Sherbrooke wants to be a model of economic and eco-friendly development by leveraging its knowledge hub, creativity and collaborative values for the benefit of its community.</p><p>Read <a href="/p2p-network/Documents/Feuillederoute-Sherbrooke.pdf" target="_blank">Sherbrooke’s community roadmap</a> (only available in French).</p> </div>, City of Sherbrooke,
City of St. John’sCity of St. John’s<div class="ExternalClass8BA41D764A6C4C7B99059BEECD2B5562"><p>As one of the oldest cities in North America, St. John's has a unique history with a respect for traditional values. However, with the arrival of newcomers and large student populations, the population is growing, as is the desire for innovation and increased sustainability. The City of St. John’s aims to develop innovative circular opportunities which showcase traditional activities such as reusing and repairing while promoting sustainable living, economic diversity, and inclusivity.</p> <p>Read St. John's community roadmap here soon (only available in English). </p></div>, City of St. John’s,
Vancouver Economic Commission – City of VancouverVancouver Economic Commission – City of Vancouver<div class="ExternalClassEFA6E56AE65148AE9F60A0BE1CC95277"><p>The City of Vancouver is located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia and is home to an extremely diverse population, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver’s roadmap is collaborative, integrative, actionable, practical, and builds on a strong legacy of leadership, policies and plans already in place to support a green and circular economy in the city.<br></p></div>, Vancouver Economic Commission – City of Vancouver,
City of WhitehorseCity of Whitehorse<div class="ExternalClassEFE7BBAF8BD842AFB55182775986FA9D"><p>Whitehorse serves as the hub of the Yukon and is branded “The Wilderness City”, reflecting its northern location and surrounding natural environment. The City of Whitehorse engaged in the CCRI to accelerate the development of a circular economy as a pillar of its sustainability implementation strategy, to support a healthy and resilient environment and diverse local economy.</p><p>Read Whitehorse's community roadmap here soon (only available in English).</p></div>, City of Whitehorse,
Regional Municipality of YorkRegional Municipality of York<div class="ExternalClass7A655F8C458E40CEA0DA869B0352FBCA"><p>York Region is home to a large and highly diverse population of 1.2 million residents and is anticipated to grow to 1.79 million residents with 900,000 new jobs by 2041. York Region aims to increase social and environmental resilience while reducing the growing population's ecological footprint through with the support of its roadmap.</p><p>Read <a href="/p2p-network/Documents/RoadMap-York-CircularEconomy.pdf" target="_blank">York Region's community roadmap</a> (only available in English).</p></div>, Regional Municipality of York,

Cohort 2022/23

Read the media release​​



City of ChibougamauCity of Chibougamau<div class="ExternalClassA0554AC403B34BD680F45EB6A9D7FEE4"><p>Located in Northern Quebec, Chibougamau is the region's largest community with 7,310 inhabitants and is the main gateway to the territory of James Bay and Eeyou Istchee. Born from the richness of its land, particularly its mines and forests, Chibougamau's economy has been based on the exploitation of these natural resources. Today, although it remains strong in its mining and forestry heritage, economic activities also revolve around the service sector. The municipality is now looking to the future and is committed to establishing a regional circular economy ecosystem.</p><br></div>, City of Chibougamau,
Regional County Municipality of La Haute-Yamaska – Town of GranbyRegional County Municipality of La Haute-Yamaska – Town of Granby<div class="ExternalClassA73148EE39754BCA8204D506D1CFD986"><p>Located at the gateway to the Eastern Townships, the Regional County Municipality (RCM) of La Haute-Yamaska and the Town of Granby combine the advantages of urban life with the beauty of the countryside and nature. Thanks to its cultural, agri-tourism, economic and social vitality, Granby attracts many people from different backgrounds and businesses with varied profiles. The RCM of La Haute-Yamaska, through Synergie Haute-Yamaska, is combining efforts to create an environment that is favourable to a circular economy. The increase in the number of members of Synergie Haute-Yamaska is proof of a common desire to see this project succeed. </p><br></div>, Regional County Municipality of La Haute-Yamaska – Town of Granby,
City of KelownaCity of Kelowna<div class="ExternalClass2CA1863307424304B0F2CEBF1AEC3969"><p>Kelowna is located in the heart of the stunning Okanagan Valley, on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the syilx/Okanagan people. With a population over 143,000, it is the seventh largest community in British Columbia, and the largest in the Interior Region. As a four seasons playground with a diversified economy, Kelowna is a highly desirable place to live and remains one of Canada’s fastest growing cities. Kelowna’s population is projected to grow at an annual rate of 1.43% through to 2040, resulting in approximately 45,000 additional citizens. To accommodate this growth while maintaining a high quality of life, the City of Kelowna is committed to climate action and environmental protection.</p><br></div>, City of Kelowna,
Borough of OutremontBorough of Outremont<div class="ExternalClass1E0567964EFB4EF9ADB20E857B3C6E1E"><p>With its central and strategic location in the heart of the island of Montreal and its proximity to downtown, the borough of Outremont is advantageously situated in the metropolis. Its access to Mount Royal, including one of whose peaks (Tiohtià:ke Otsira'kéhne) on its territory, its many parks, and its urban forest make it a green oasis in the heart of Montreal, which, combined with an exceptional architectural heritage, gives it its unique character. Mobility is facilitated by the presence of two metro stations, a future REM station, as well as safe avenues for walking and cycling.</p>​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div>, Borough of Outremont,
Region of PeelRegion of Peel<div class="ExternalClassBB81AB3198EB49658C17E5A86CA9874F"><p>The Region of Peel works with residents and its partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel Region operates the second largest municipal waste system in Ontario, with a goal to achieve 75 percent waste diversion from landfill by 2034. Through our Roadmap to a Circular Economy in Peel, we continue to shift our focus from waste disposal to resource recovery to support healthy communities, mitigate climate change and move towards a low-carbon economy. </p><br></div>, Region of Peel,
City of Peterborough – County of PeterboroughCity of Peterborough – County of Peterborough<div class="ExternalClass2E48E2196E654256B9ECF01CC9EE0D52"><p>Located on the traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabeg and home to Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations. Peterborough County and City have a combined population of 145 thousand with many trails, parks, lakes offering a balanced lifestyle that includes a growing community of entrepreneurs within a diverse economy of agriculture, manufacturing, processing, food, retail, tourism, and a hip downtown Our cultural and historical roots are very important to our community and our location and the energy of the people who live here make us unique, adaptable, and truly authentic. We are a region of communities that offer businesses, residents, and visitors an affordable and incredible place to grow.</p><br></div>, City of Peterborough – County of Peterborough,
Town of PinawaTown of Pinawa<div class="ExternalClass44DC258F343D42FD964ABE64D82999F4"><p>Pinawa was founded on the banks of the Winnipeg River in 1963 to create a community and services for the construction and operation of a nuclear research facility. Today, Pinawa is converting from a retirement haven to a destination for young families to raise their children. The town is at the western boundary of the Canadian Shield and offers a varied landscape for outdoor recreational activities. Pinawa is self-sustaining through the availability of multiple essential services that any large town would be proud to have. The community is very engaged in hosting activities and entertainment with the aid of community groups.</p><br></div>, Town of Pinawa,
District of SquamishDistrict of Squamish<div class="ExternalClass1B062C1696344C22876D92EF8E7FCC5A"><p>The District of Squamish is located in the southwest corner of British Columbia, on the unceded traditional Indigenous lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). Just one-hour drive north of Vancouver, it sits in a spectacular natural setting at the north end of Howe Sound where rugged mountain landscapes and stunning ocean vistas come together. The breathtaking location, combined with a population of young, entrepreneurial people, has resulted in a centre of activity that embraces continual evolution and development.</p><br></div>, District of Squamish,
County of Wellington – City of GuelphCounty of Wellington – City of Guelph<div class="ExternalClass2AEE500C9FCC4CE182740B149441F239"><p>The County of Wellington is a large rural municipality surrounding the City of Guelph in the heart of Southwestern Ontario. They are a thriving agricultural centre, with many different kinds of farms, food businesses, and agritourism destinations. With a strong track record in environmental stewardship, Wellington partnered with Guelph to launch <em style="color:#222222;">Our Food Future</em>, a federally-funded project aiming to build a circular economy for the local foodshed. This project has continued to grow, and has successfully created a rural-urban living lab which attracts and fosters innovation.</p> <br> </div>, County of Wellington – City of Guelph,
City of YorktonCity of Yorkton<div class="ExternalClass65BFB8B33BCE41B8B45AA8DCF9065747"><p>Yorkton is a vibrant, growing community within the east central region of Saskatchewan. The city of Yorkton has a strong heritage, preserved and celebrated by residents and visitors alike. This thriving city of approximately 19,600 residents provides all the advantages of a well-serviced centre, while also maintaining a small-town ambiance. With three major highways crossing through the city, the TransCanada Yellowhead Highway, Saskota Flyway Highway and Highway 10, Yorkton serves as the third largest trading area in Saskatchewan servicing 150,000 people within 150 kilometer radius. As a place with deep agricultural roots, Yorkton is a centre for food processing with two canola crushing plants plus grain and meat processing facilities. Yorkton has a diversified economic base with more than 1,000 businesses, which employ over 9,000 workers.</p><br></div>, City of Yorkton,

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