Local governments have a unique role to play in accelerating the transition to a circular economy. Cities and regions are leading the way in this transition, acting as hubs for innovation and culture, and engines of economic activity.  

The Circular Cities & Regions Initiative (CCRI) – a one-year pilot created and developed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund, the National Zero Waste Council, the Recycling Council of Alberta and RECYC-QUÉBEC – will advance circular economy knowledge sharing and capacity building in Canadian cities and communities of all sizes.

Through direct support and guidance locally focused to their needs, and access to a peer network that will encourage and foster collaboration amongst participants, local governments taking part in CCRI will:    

  • learn how to get started and to embed circular economy approaches in their respective communities,
  • access one-on-one mentoring, support and advice in the development of their local circular economy roadmap,
  • identify benefits to the members of their communities, challenges to overcome and opportunities during this transition,
  • collect lessons learned and best practices to support the future transition of other cities and regions to a circular economy,
  • and more. 

Join our Network

Interested in joining the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network? Sign up today! Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 30, 2021, with meetings beginning in late May 2021. Up to 15 local governments will be selected to join this pilot.

Still have questions?

For more information about CCRI and the P2P Network, please contact info@canadiancircularcities.ca.

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