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Selection Process

Application Process & Timelines

The P2P Network will enable participating communities to exchange ideas with peers across the country, while having direct access to national and international circular economy experts.

  • March 8: Applications Open
  • March 18: Kick-Off Webinar and Information Session
  • April 30: Application Deadline
  • May 17: 15 Communities Selected
  • June 9: P2P Network Kick-Off

Selection Criteria

15 local governments will be selected to participate in the CCRI P2P Network. All applications will be reviewed by the CCRI Team composed of representatives from the four partner organizations. Criteria that will guide the selection process are below. We encourage local governments from all sizes, provinces and territories, and official languages to apply. First Nations communities are eligible to apply. There is no cost to participate in the P2P Network.

  • Diversity: The pilot seeks to represent the diversity of Canada’s communities with consideration to community size, location and key characteristics. 
  • Commitment: Demonstrated commitment to, or strong organizational interest in, advancing circular economy approaches in your community and across the organization. 
  • Resources: Demonstrated resourcing to support participation in the program - i.e., available staff from various departments to engage in an online module and roadmapping workshop and to support the development of a community roadmap. 
  • Readiness: Your community’s current level of circular economy literacy. 

Application Requirements

All interested communities are asked to register their interest early by completing the online form below. Upon submission of this form, you will be asked to submit, by email, two supporting documents, no later than the application deadline. Applications are not considered complete until supporting documentation is received. Applications can be submitted in French or English.
  1. Statement of Intent: A short 1-2 page summary that addresses the following questions:
    • Why do you want to participate?
    • What benefits do you hope to realize through participation? 
    • How will participating in this initiative support and align with your current, or future strategic plans & policies?
    • What is your current state of readiness? (i.e., what is the level of understanding of the circular economy in the organization and your community)
    • What topics of interest would you like to see explored through the CCRI?
  1. Letter of Support: A letter of support demonstrating senior-level commitment to pilot participation on organization letterhead, signed by Mayor and Council, CAO or equivalent and confirming staff resources and commitments to the Initiative.

Download our application guide for more information.

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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.