Become a Strategic Partner of the CELC

The transition to a circular economy represents enormous opportunities, particularly for first-mover organizations leading the way. The CELC Strategic Partners are a growing number of corporate, non-profit, and academic partners who are already making critical investments, and embracing sustainability and circularity as core elements of their business and organizational strategies.


  • Access to cross-sector and national-level information and strategic insights through CELC’s monthly newsletters, events, and various Strategic Partner updates;
  • Opportunities to contribute to the research and direction of CELC, including our work on critical enablers, strategic sector deep-dives, and convening activities;
  • Opportunities to contribute to the research and direction of various projects and sector-specific work streams focused on addressing key challenges and advancing the opportunities in Canada;
  • Opportunities to be involved in co-funded projects identified by CELC Partners that address circular economy challenges in a pre-competitive space;
  • Access to CELC Online Community Platform to foster enhanced relationship and partnerships, knowledge sharing, communications, research and pilot project development, and funding and investment opportunities. 
  • Access to the broader CELC Strategic Partner and innovator network, including synergies that come from linkages to related industry-led collaborations in Canada (e.g., Canada Plastics Pact, Energy Future Lab, Nature Investment Hub, CANZA, Smart Prosperity Institute, etc.);
  • Premier and discounted access to special networking and events (in-person and online) hosted by CELC and our Partners;
  • Helping to shape, participate in, and set the direction for the biannual Canadian Circular Economy Summit; and
  • Top-tier CELC branding and logo recognition (website, digital, and print materials) alongside and equally weighted with other CELC Partners and  founding members, as well as the ability to use CELC logos on your organization’s materials with prior consent.

Interested in becoming a CELC Strategic Partner? Contact Paul Shorthouse to learn more.