OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERS AND INTERNATIONAL ALLIES

Since 1964, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been training the experts, innovators, and professionals who shape our economy – across BC and around the world, with five campuses and over 50,000 students enrolled each year. Through its unique applied education model, students gain the hands-on technical skills, real-world experience, and problem-solving ability needed to embrace complexity and lead innovation in a rapidly changing workforce – including for the emerging circular economy. 

As pioneers in the B2B sharing economy, BizBiz Share is a platform that allows companies to collaborate and work together to gain access to resources they need and optimize the efficiency of what they own.

The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) is a unique multi-stakeholder, industry-led, cross-value chain collaboration platform that unites businesses, governments and NGOs together for action towards a circular economy for plastics in Canada. 

Canadian Tire Corporation is committed to operating as a sustainable Canadian brand. We recognize that climate change poses a serious risk to the health of our planet and, as a Company, we have made it a top priority to be more energy efficient, use fewer resources, produce less waste, and provide our customers with more options to reduce their own impact on the environment. As one of Canada’s most trusted brands, our sustainability strategy focuses on innovations throughout our business that create positive environmental and social outcomes for Canadians while delivering productivity gains and economic benefits. 

Established as a national First Nation directed environmental non-profit charitable organization in 1995, the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources’ mission is to work in partnership with Indigenous nations to support and build sustainable Indigenous communities and ​​protect lands and waters. 

The Council of the Great Lakes Region provides a binational, multi-sector forum for exchange and collaboration on the region’s key risks and opportunities. CGLR’s Circular Great Lakes initiative aims to keep critical materials cycling through the regional economy. The Ontario Materials Marketplace Program gives manufacturers practical ways to improve supply chain resilience and generate value through the reuse and recycling of materials. 

Based at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), CERIEC’s mission is to contribute to the shaping and deployment of circular economy through a program of cutting-edge interdisciplinary scientific research, as well as through training, dialogue, valorization, and transfer initiatives designed to maximize benefits for economic actors, governments and civil society..

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy by working with and inspiring businesses, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilize systems solutions at scale, globally..

Fashion Takes Action (FTA) is Canada’s first non-profit fashion industry organization focused on sustainability. FTA works with industry and consumers, with the goal to shift behaviour toward more positive social and environmental impacts..

GLOBE Series delivers in-person, hybrid and virtual events and experiences that drive returns for our economy, our society and our planet. GLOBE brings together the innovators and changemakers who are accelerating the clean economy, and is a proud partner of the CE Solutions Series.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think-tank working to fulfill a bold commitment: to create a world where people and the planet thrive.

IKEA is committed to creating a better everyday life for the many people and to be ‘People and Planet Positive’. By 2030, IKEA aims to be a circular business built on clean, renewable energy’ and regenerative resources, decoupling material use from growth.

Lafarge is Canada’s largest provider of sustainable construction materials. Lafarge’s mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities.

Light House is a non-profit organization whose work on policy, building projects, research, and resource development is helping to transform design and construction – moving the industry towards circularity and leading the creation of a regenerative built environment.

Loblaw Companies Limited (LCL) are committed to reducing their impact on the environment by conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner. LCL is committed to complying with all laws and regulations applicable to their operations, and to continually improving their environmental management systems.

Based in Trail, British Columbia, Metal Tech Alley is an association of dedicated and ambitious professionals that are initiating a regional movement towards a circular economy system for long-term stability and environmental sustainability.

The National Zero Waste Council (NZWC) is focused on advancing the circular economy and waste prevention agenda that maximizes economic opportunities for the benefit of all Canadians.

NEI Investments is Canada’s leading provider of responsible investment (RI) solutions. NEI has built Canada’s most diversified lineup of RI solutions — top performing, actively managed funds advised by the world’s leading institutional money managers and overseen by NEI’s proprietary Investment Management, Asset Allocation, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) teams.

Through its ‘Our Food Future’ initiative, Guelph-Wellington is working to become Canada’s first circular food economy — supporting the transition to a sustainable and thriving food economy that creates new jobs that value the planet, health, equity, and dignity for everyone.

Project Zero is an impactful initiative focused on fostering innovation in the circular economy and implementing circular concepts in British Columbia. As changemakers, we host an annual incubator program to support new start-ups and established businesses looking to grow within the circular economy. As connectors, we facilitate conversations between industry, government, and academia to help bridge the gap from the linear to the circular economy.

Reimagine Agriculture envisions an agricultural system that comprehensively meets the needs of present and future generations. We inspire action through connecting, empowering, and educating people to build a healthier food system in Canada and beyond.

Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI) is a national research network and policy think-tank based at the University of Ottawa. SPI delivers world-class research and works with public and private partners – all to advance practical policies and market solutions for a stronger, cleaner economy.

The Natural Step Canada is a national charity with over 25 years of experience in advancing science, innovation and strategic leadership aimed at fostering a strong and inclusive economy that thrives within nature’s limits. TNS, the parent organization behind Circular Economy Leadership Canada, engages thought leaders from industry, government, academia and civil society through labs, leadership coalitions, and expert networks.

Unilever Canada is working to make sustainable living commonplace across their business by: improving the health of the planet; improving people’s health, confidence and wellbeing; and contributing to a fairer, more socially inclusive world.

Walmart Canada has three goals for enhancing the sustainability of operations and global value chains: to create zero waste, operate with 100% renewable energy, and sell products that sustain resources and the environment.

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