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Peer-to-Peer Network

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network

The P2P Network brings together participating communities to exchange ideas with peers across the country, while embarking on their own unique circular economy journey.

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City of CalgaryCity of CalgaryCalgary is the largest municipality in Alberta and the third largest municipality in Canada. The city has a population of about 1.2million people of which about 28% are visible minorities. The city has a relatively young population as the average age of residents is 36. Calgary’s economy has largely been driven by the oil and gas sector. Alberta, the province Calgary sits in is the largest producer of oil and natural gas in Canada. In response to the recent downturn in our economy and the oil and gas sector, the municipality is looking into ways to strengthen and diversify its economy. The City’s waste management vision is to lead the community towards zero waste and The City has various diversion programs in place to support this vision.
Town of CanmoreTown of CanmoreOpening out across the floor of the Bow River Valley and surrounded by the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Canmore is one of the most beautiful places in all of Canada to live, work and play. Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, the traditional territory of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley First Nations – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy (the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai), and also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. Canmore is home to a community whose vision is based on the conviction that environmental sensitivity and economic sustainability can be reconciled.
City of ChapaisCity of ChapaisLocated in the heart of Quebec's boreal forest north of the 49th parallel, Chapais was built in the 1950s following the start-up of the Opémiska mine. After a prosperous period, the town experienced a significant demographic decline following the closure of the mine. This small community of 1600 inhabitants, resilient and known for its sense of innovation, is now looking to the future. The municipality is investing a great deal of effort in diversifying its economy, particularly in the development of a position based on industrial symbiosis through the valorization of agroforestry resources.
City of GatineauCity of GatineauAs the fourth largest city in Quebec and a neighbor to the federal capital, Gatineau is at the forefront of residential waste management. As the city begins to revise its residual materials management plan and develops its first-ever climate plan, the transition to a circular economy is essential to achieving the goals of these plans: to become carbon neutral by 2050 and a zero waste city.
City of MississaugaCity of MississaugaAs Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga places high importance on its global connections, vibrant communities and aspirational vision for the future. The City of Mississauga is committed to supporting environmental initiatives and have many policies and plans in place, such as: the Sustainable Procurement Policy, Surplus Asset Solution, the Climate Change Action Plan and the Corporate Zero Waste Strategy. The City manages waste generated in City-owned facilities, parks and roads through a robust recycling collection system. The City also works to support the Region of Peel’s waste diversion target of 75% by 2034.
City of MontréalCity of MontréalThe second largest city in Canada, Montreal is a world-class metropolis. With its institutions of higher learning, its research centers, its multicultural and cosmopolitan population, Montreal is a breeding ground for talent, an economic hub of knowledge and a cultural metropolis. These assets have enabled it to specialize in various sectors, notably in artificial intelligence, clean technologies, and the creative and cultural sectors. The social economy and social innovation in general are highly developed. Montreal is one of the most diversified economies in Canada and its community is committed to the ecological transition of its neighborhoods and its economy. The circular economy is at the heart of its strategic planning and Montreal intends to provide leadership in accelerating the transition from a linear to a more circular economic model.
Regional District of Nanaimo – City of NanaimoRegional District of Nanaimo – City of NanaimoAs the second largest community on Vancouver Island, the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) includes a wide demographic within in its 175,000 residents. Spanning rural and urban geographies, the populous 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. The RDN includes seven unincorporated Electoral Areas and four municipalities. The largest municipality in the region is the City of Nanaimo, recently surpassing a population of 100,000 and serving as the primary commercial hub and host of Vancouver Island University’s main campus.
Town of New GlasgowTown of New GlasgowNew Glasgow is a beautiful riverside town of approximately 9,075 residents, located in Northern Nova Scotia. The Town serves as the commercial-service centre for the region of Pictou County with a population of approximately 43,748. The Town of New Glasgow is committed to ambitious climate action and advancing sustainability in our community. The Town’s key strategies are investment in infrastructure, commercial development, environmental stewardship, downtown revitalization, diversity, and healthy lifestyles. New Glasgow is committed to excellence in core service delivery, while strengthening the economy, protecting the environment, and supporting climate action.
City of RichmondCity of RichmondThe City of Richmond is located on Canada's Pacific Coast in the province of British Columbia. Richmond is a unique island city, located within Metro Vancouver, in close proximity to downtown Vancouver and the U.S. border. With a population last estimated at 224,425 people, Richmond is an ethnically-diverse, growing and dynamic urban centre with a unique mix of residential and commercial property, agricultural lands, industrial parks, waterways and natural areas. Richmond residents and visitors enjoy the benefits of excellent parks, playing fields, scenic trails with waterfront access, cycling paths, community gardens and unique natural legacies that have been preserved for future generations. The City of Richmond’s proposed vision for the circular economy is to maximize the value of resources, by design, through responsible consumption, minimizing waste and reimagining how resources flow in a sustainable, low-carbon economy.
City of SaskatoonCity of SaskatoonLocated on Treaty Six Territory and the Traditional Homeland of the Métis, Saskatoon is Saskatchewan’s largest city, with a population of nearly 300,000 people. The name “Saskatoon” comes from the Cree word misaskwatomina, which refers to a sweet, purple berry which still thrives along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River today. Driven by strong international immigration, a rising Indigenous population and significant rural to urban migration, the city is expected to reach half a million people in the next 30 years. Future growth will continue Saskatoon’s proud history of self-reliance, innovation, stewardship, and cultural diversity.
City of SherbrookeCity of SherbrookeSherbrooke is the 6th largest city in Quebec, with over 170,000 inhabitants. It is the cultural, administrative and institutional hub of the Eastern Townships region, with over 130 cultural communities and a 43% bilingual population. It is a major student city in Quebec, with four colleges and two universities offering a complete educational program in French and English, from elementary school to graduate studies. Located in the southeast of the province, 30 minutes from the U.S. border, Sherbrooke is also close to Montreal and Quebec City.
City of St. John’sCity of St. John’sBordered by the Atlantic Ocean and an abundance of natural green space, St. John’s is one of North America’s oldest cities. St. John’s has a unique history and strong community interest to protect, preserve and celebrate culture and heritage, while also meeting the needs of a modern and growing urban population. The City of St. John’s is committed to be a sustainable city where we want to live, work and play. Our community is interested and excited to be part of the Canadian Cities & Regional Initiative to further our efforts in creating a city that is sustainable today and for future generations.
Vancouver Economic Commission – City of VancouverVancouver Economic Commission – City of VancouverThe Vancouver Economic Commission(VEC) serves one of the world’s fastest-growing, low-carbon economies. VEC works to strengthen Vancouver’s economic future by providing programs, supporting local companies, convening with purpose, attracting targeted high-impact investment, and conducting and publishing thoughtful leading-edge industry research. As the economic development agency for the City of Vancouver, VEC contributes to building a prosperous, inclusive, zero-carbon and resilient Vancouver economy, competitively positioned in the global market today and in the future. VEC respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the unceded ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
City of WhitehorseCity of WhitehorseKnown as the ‘Wilderness City’, Whitehorse features more than 700 kilometres of marked trails and some of the most spectacular scenery north of 60°. Located within the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Whitehorse is an active city filled with creative artists and innovative residents. Access to nature remains a top value for citizens and environmental sustainability and responsibility remains a key priority for the municipality. Named the most entrepreneurial city in Canada in 2018, Whitehorse enjoys a healthy economy and is connected to Alaska and southern provinces by highway, and accessible to Canadian hubs by regular flights.
Regional Municipality of YorkRegional Municipality of YorkThe Regional Municipality of York is located in Southern Ontario, just north of the City of Toronto and consists of nine local cities and towns with both urban and rural communities.  The Region provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 54,000 businesses with 650,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.

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The CCRI is a collaboration of the National Zero Waste Council,
the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Recycling Council of Alberta, and RECYC-QUÉBEC.