National Circular Cities Initiative Accepting Municipal Applicants

Connector March 2021

The Canadian Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) will advance knowledge sharing and capacity building among the Canadian local government sector – offering a national webinar series on innovative approaches and providing direct support, guidance and peer-to-peer exchange for a group of 15 local governments as they take steps to become more circular. If you are a town, city, First Nations community or municipality this applies to you! If your community is interested in playing a more active role in advancing the circular economy, apply to participate today! The deadline for applications is April 30.

It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started or have been working on circular initiatives already. Cities and regions across Canada – of all shapes and sizes – are encouraged to apply for the peer-to-peer network. Municipal benefits include:

  • one-on-one support & expert insights;
  • mentorship with Canadian & International circular economy experts;
  • learn how to start and embed circular economy approaches;
  • identify key points of intervention;
  • explore how to measure circularity progress and success; and,
  • create a community roadmap for your circular economy.

The CCRI’s kick off webinar recording is available on the website and features presentations from the RCA, Town of Banff and FCM. Registration is open for the next webinar, taking place on June 15 that will focus on how local governments can build their circular economy strategy.

About CCRI

(CCRI) is led by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) with partnership from the National Zero Waste Council (NZWC), Recycling Council of Alberta and Recyc-Quebec. The CCRI aims to provide local governments in Canada with the knowledge and tools to accelerate circular economy solutions.