Advancing a national approach to the circular economy

Taking a strategic, national approach to advancing a circular economy for Canada will help ensure that opportunities and benefits are maximized while barriers are addressed. Establishing a comprehensive, harmonized policy framework across Canada, based on established standards of practice, is a critical enabler to driving circular economy activities and investments.

Achieving the full benefits of a circular economy will require transformational systems change at multiple levels that is often only possible by leveraging new models of collaboration that challenge traditional structures.

CELC is working to advance the circular economy in Canada at a national level by focusing on a number of important enablers, including supportive policy.  At a macro-level, CELC has championed strategic policy efforts by developing a strategic framework and Canada’s first Circular Economy Action Plan, supporting the development of governance models and policy collaboration, and activating regional innovation, harmonization, and collaboration.


  • Sep 29, 2022

Advancing a Circular Economy Strategy for Canada

Date / Time: September 29, 2022, 3:00-4:30pm Pacific Time (90 minutes) Location: Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) Organizers: Circular Economy Leadership…

  • Dec 3, 2021

Turning Point: The Circular Economy in Canada

Date: Friday, December 3, 2021 Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST) Location: Event was livestreamed, no recording available The Council of…

  • Sep 15, 2021

Circular North America

Held on September 15, 2021 View the recording here Organized by: Ellen MacArthur Foundation  Description: As the world is emerging from the disruption…

  • Sep 15, 2021

Circular Québec: Real-World Guidance from a North American Province Transitioning to a Circular Economy

Held on September 15, 2021 Organizers: This WCEF2021 Accelerator event was organized by Circular Economy Leadership Canada, Centre for Intersectoral Studies and…

  • Sep 15, 2021

Circularity in Cities & Regions: Addressing Global Challenges Through Innovative Local Solutions

Held on September 15, 2021 Recording here Organizers: This WCEF2021 Accelerator event was organized by the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (a…