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Canada’s First Centre of Excellence for Circular Procurement

Governments and private sector organizations recognize the opportunity to influence markets to advance Canada’s circular economy by leveraging their immense buying power. To support collective understanding and increased collaboration across the value chain Circular Innovation Council is pleased to present to accelerate Canada’s path to greater circularity.

This Centre of Excellence showcases a global depth of information for professionals across a variety of functions and industries to access: guidance and best practice, business models, policies and frameworks, tools, and case studies from around the world and for various spend categories. 

“Circular procurement is a direct instrument that will accelerate Canada’s transition from a linear to a circular economy, which focuses on the full value of goods, services, public works, and infrastructure investments. It provides support and a place of collaboration for governments and private sector organizations alike who recognize an opportunity to use their buying power to achieve their broader economic, environmental, and social objectives simultaneously,”

Jo-Anne St. Godard
Executive Director
Recycling Council of Ontario 

Initial suite of offerings

Sustainable Development Goals

“This is an opportunity to engage markets to reconsider modes of consumption and production to deliver on common goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce waste, and support local and diverse economies while building our resilience and competitiveness.”

Circular procurement is also a direct mechanism to deliver on commitments to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Public Sector (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Government Agencies):

  • Procurement and supply chain functions / professionals
  • Department heads
  • Senior management and elected officials
  • Public buying consortiums and agencies

Public Service Departments:

  • Procurement / Purchasing
  • Finance/Budgeting
  • Legal
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Waste and Recycling

Category Purchasers and Suppliers / Vendors:

  • Textiles
  • Facility Services
  • Building Maintenance
  • Information Technology
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Office and Furniture Supplies
  • Food and Catering

As supply of circular products and service delivery continue to expand so will the breadth and scope of We have created a collaborative platform to grow alongside demand for circularity that will benefit buyers and vendors. We welcome and encourage everyone to share and submit resources that will add to our body of knowledge to support our journey to the circular economy. 

Your Work

Collaboration and knowledge exchange are essential to enhance understanding and adoption of circular economic principles.

For collaboration and showcase opportunities:

Jo-Anne St.Godard
Executive Director
Joanne @
416.657.2797, ext. 3
Jodi Houston
Program Manager
Jodi @
416.657.2797, ext. 5

Founding Partner

HP Canada has long been a leader in advancing the circular economy in Canada and abroad by adopting innovative circular business models for IT services and products.


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