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Welcome to the Circular Economy Leaders Consortium – Members Hub

Visit this members-only webpage to access the following materials

Code of Conduct

Upon registering for the Circular Economy Leaders Consortium, each member approved a Code of Conduct to guide participation in the program. The CEC Code of Conduct will be reviewed annually based on participant feedback.

Session Materials

CEC Milestones

Year One Celebration

March 7, 2023

Member Roundtable Highlights

CEC Program Launch

March 29, 2022

  • Keynote from Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director, Circular Innovation Council (CIC) 
  • CEC Program Overview 
  • Recap of Founding Members Survey Results
  • Each CEC member introduced themselves, their organization, and motivations behind joining the CEC. 

Member Waste Reduction Presentations and Facility Tours

Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) Tour and Presentation

March 7, 2023

Steven Thomas, Associate Director, Climate Change & Environment, Greater Toronto Airport Authority

Seneca College, Newham Campus Tour and Presentation

October 18, 2022

Courtney Hayes, Sustainability Specialist, Operations, Seneca College

ZooShare Facility Tour & Enbridge Presentation

September 21 2022

Daniel Bida, Founder and Former Executive Director, Zooshare

John Loncar, Specialist RNG, Business Development, Enbridge Gas

GFL Environmental Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Tour and Presentation

June 14, 2022

Angela Rutledge, Manager, Commodity Brokerage, GFL Environmental Inc.

Guest Expert Presentations

Quantifying Emissions Impacts Attributable to Waste Diversion

November 16, 2022

Calvin Lakhan, PhD, Co-investigator of the “Waste Wiki” project at York University


Understanding ICI Waste Management in Ontario: Success, Failure, and the Path Forward

August 31, 2022

Peter Hargreave, President, Policy Integrity Inc.


Advancing Canada’s Zero Plastic Waste Agenda

August 10, 2022

Shannon Castellarin, Manager of the Policy and Instrument Development Section within the Plastics Regulatory Affairs Division at Environment and Climate Change Canada


Members were invited to provide feedback on two Federal Government consultation papers by October 7, 2022 related to a registry for producers of plastic products and strengthening recycling and composting of plastics through accurate labelling.

Consultation paper: a proposed federal plastics registry for producers of plastic products –

Consultation paper: Towards Canada-wide rules to strengthen recycling and composting of plastics through accurate labelling –

Employee Engagement to Advance Waste Reduction and Diversion
Waste Auditing and Waste Reduction Plans

April 13, 2022

Shirley Ouellette, Membership & Systems Manager, Circular Innovation Council (CIC)

Tammy Billings, Environmental Waste Management Consultant, PragmaTech Waste Solutions


Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority’s (RPRA) audit categories, with pictures

Ministry’s Guide to Waste Audits and Waste Reduction Work Plans for ICI Sectors (resource is unchanged in 2008)

BOMA’s Building Environmental Standards Waste Auditing Guiding Principles

BOMA Waste Auditing Requirements

Roundtable Discussion Minutes

CEC Member Case Studies

We want to hear from you!

CEC members are encouraged to capture their facility waste management projects in the form of Case Studies. Depending on the stage and scope of your project, you are invited to share details with a PPG staff (Darlene or Chaya) and we can figure out how best to feature you. This could look like a short write-up with pictures or a full-fledged narrative using the PPG Member Case Study Template to share on this hub, and with the wider PPG network.

Air Canada: Scadding Court Community Centre Masks Exchange, February 2022

Check out how Air Canada worked with Scadding Court to creatively upcycle reusable masks and make a positive impact on the Toronto community.

Discussion Board

Coming soon!