Ten new communities will be joining the Canadian Circular Cities & Regions Initiative (CCRI) Peer-to-Peer Network for 2022/2023.
The CCRI was founded through a partnership between the National Zero Waste Council, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Recycling Council of Alberta, and RECYC-QUÉBEC in 2021. The initiative is designed to support local governments across Canada in their unique journeys to a circular economy through the sharing of knowledge and tools from global leaders and the network of peers.
The new communities are:
• Chibougamau, Quebec
• Peel, Ontario
• Guelph and Wellington, Ontario
• Peterborough, Ontario
• Kelowna, BC
• Pinawa, Manitoba
• Haute-Yamaska and Granby, Quebec
• Squamish, BC
• Outremont, Quebec
• Yorkton, Saskatchewan
In the first year, 15 cities and regions from across Canada participated, resulting in the development of 14 circular economy roadmaps and local governments taking the next steps in their circular economy journey. The City of Richmond also embedded circular economy in its Community Energy and Emissions Plan, which went before council in February 2022.
To find out more about the Canadian Circular Cities & Regions Initiative, visit canadiancircularcities.ca.