Share, Reuse, Repair Hub

Visit the Share, Reuse, Repair Hub

Circular Innovation Council is pleased to launch the Share, Reuse, Repair Hub!

Funded by The Regional Municipality of York’s Circular Economy Initiatives Fund, the online hub provides tools and resources to empower individuals, businesses, and organizations in York Region to take part in the circular economy. Find ways to share, reuse, and repair with a directory of shops, organizations, and events marked on a live map. Find places and activities, like your nearest swap event, second-hand store, or donation drop-off centre.


Canadians are increasingly interested in the positive environmental, social and economic benefits of creating circular economies. Extending the useful life of products we use everyday is a simple but essential aspect of a circular economy. Sharing, reusing and repairing keeps items out of landfills, reduces carbon emissions and supports local businesses in York Region and beyond.

The Hub encourages circular economies by providing resources for sharing, reusing and repairing everyday items such as textiles, electronics, household appliances, recreational equipment, and furniture. It includes:

  • Information on sharing, reusing and repairing, and the circular economy.
    A directory of local organizations and businesses that provide services for extending the life of everyday items, such as:
    • Tailors
    • Bike repair shops
    • Electronics repair shops
    • Thrift stores
    • Donation centres
  • Promotions for upcoming community swap, share, repair events (coming soon).
  • Tools to organize local swap, share, repair events.
  • A live map to find businesses, shops, community organizations and events near you.
A computer, laptop, and smartphone demonstrate aspects of the website. The laptop shows the live map feature for businesses in York Region.

Advancing the Circular Economy Through Share, Reuse, Repair

Share, reuse, and repair are simple but essential actions we can easily incorporate into our lives to extend the life of products we use everyday and stimulate a circular economy. Visit the hub to learn more about how sharing, reusing, and repairing contributes to the circular economy.

Contribute to the Hub

Have an event you would like to promote on the hub, such as a Swap Event or Repair Café?
Let us know!

Hosting or attending an event in York Region? Own a local circular business? Share your impact with us through email, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook. We look forward to sharing your story.

We are always updating our hub to include new resources and information. Do you know of a local resource or business that should be included on the hub?
Let us know!

Expanding Our Network of Community-Based Resources

Would you like to see a similar resource for your municipality? Help support local residents, businesses, and organizations in advancing the circular economy by working with Circular Innovation Council to develop a similar resource hub for your community. Reach out to us at info@sharereuserepairhub.ca to find out how we can work together.

About Circular Innovation Council

Circular Innovation Council is not-for-profit environmental organization operating nationally across Canada. For more than 40 years, Circular Innovation Council has been delivering programs and projects that raise awareness and challenges Canadians to take action on waste reduction, resource efficiency, sustainability, and more recently the benefits of the circular economy. In concert with our members and partners, we leverage our experience to deliver on the broad gains inspired by the circular economy through programs, projects, and pilots. Our mandate is to inspire greater sustainability across Canada by putting circular economy concepts into action.

 

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About York Region’s Circular Economy Initiatives Fund

York Region’s Circular Economy Initiatives Fund offers funding to non-profit, community-driven, innovative projects that will help reduce residential waste and advance a circular economy.

The fund supports organizations whose projects result in a reduction of residential waste generated or an increase in reuse of residential waste, diverting it from landfill, as well as education and awareness projects that lead to behaviour change and/or increased knowledge of the value of waste. Learn more at york.ca/CircularEconomy.

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