About CIF

The Continuous Improvement Fund (CIF) is a partnership between the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), the City of Toronto, Stewardship Ontario (SO) and the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (formerly Waste Diversion Ontario – WDO). The CIF commenced operations on May 1, 2008 under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by the program partners, operating as a committee of WDO.

The CIF’s mandate is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Ontario’s municipal blue box Programs. This mandate is fulfilled through the provision of funding, technical support and training to aid municipalities and program stakeholders in the identification and development of best practices and technological and market based solutions that lead to program improvements.

What is blue circle?

The CIF has always been dedicated to sharing our work so that others may benefit. For years, the Ontario Recycler Workshop (ORW) was a forum to showcase projects CIF supported in individual communities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the blue box. Now, as our focus shifts to initiatives with province-wide benefit as communities approach transition, “BLUE CIRCLE” embodies a commitment of working together and sharing information through events, webinars, training, and other outreach.