Evolve Circular Pre-Accelerator

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Applications now open for Cohort 2 (Spring 2022)

Launch your organization into the circular economy!

Attention all food and environment-focused organizations! The COIL Evolve Circular Pre-Accelerator will help you identify, apply, and adopt circular economy approaches throughout your organization. This unique program supports circular economy activities in southern Ontario and prepares some participants to apply for our
Activate Accelerator program.

Companies we’re working with:

AR Environmental Solutions Logo
Circulr logo
Beck's broth bone broth hot chocolate logo
Winterhill farm and garden logo
Be One to give logo

We’re looking for organizations that have what it takes to transform their community through circular business practices. The next Evolve cohort will run from May to September 2022.

Applications will be accepted until April 18, 2022.


Southern Ontario for-profit, not-for-profit, and social enterprises. Food and environment focus.


16-week program offers:

  • $5,000 grant
  • $2,500 optional loan
  • Hands-on executive-level mentorship
  • Leading circular economy training
  • Link to Canada’s leading agri-innovation hub

Why should I go circular?

Circular practices are likely to be more efficient, sustainable and profitable than what you’re doing today.
Expanding circular concepts across your organization will help you to reduce waste and inefficiencies,
generate new revenue streams, unlock long-term savings, and foster innovation.

Is this program right for me?

As a COIL Evolve organization, your circular transformation will be supported by Canada’s leading circular economy
network and ecosystem. The Circular Economy Urban Rural Test Bed is a network of public, private, and not-for-profit organizations that enable businesses to prove and scale their circular approaches in real-world, but reduced risk, environments.

Funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario