About
NACTR

working together towards
a circular economy

Our Mission

The National Association for Charitable Textile Recycling exists to unite Canadian charities and promote the positive social and environmental impacts of charitable textile reuse, recycling and thrift retail. As a collaborative and progressive network, we are working together towards a circular economy.

The Difference We Make Every Year

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Metric Tons of Clothing Diverted from Landfills

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Truckloads of Donations were Processed by Charities

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People Helped Directly through our Members

The National Association for Charitable Textile Recycling (NACTR) is a Canadian leadership initiative pioneered by several charity and non-profit organizations who recognize their combined strength as an asset to increase textile donation awareness, thereby increasing funding to individual social causes.

The founding members include representatives from across the country including Diabetes Canada, The Salvation Army Thrift Store, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Goodwill and Development Disabilities Association. 

In 2018 NACTR was federally incorporated.

NACTR represents charities and non-for profit groups across Canada and is operated remotely by a board of directors from several provinces.

In 2020 City of Markham partnered with NACTR. This initiative works towards diverting textiles from ending up in landfill and other waste locations. This partnership also aims to educate the public on donation points and the promotion of utilizing ethical donation organizations. 

Our Foundation

Board of Directors

Tonny Colyn

NACTR President
The Salvation Army Thrift Store

Slav Gudelj

NACTR Vice-President
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Sylvia Krampelj

NACTR Secretary
Kidney Clothes

Blaine Hobson

NACTR Treasurer
Cornerstone to Recovery

Ted Troughton

NACTR Director
The Salvation Army Thrift Store

Michael Mostyn

NACTR Director
B'nai Brith Canada

Judy Foldes

NACTR Director
B'nai Brith Canada

Richard Pommainville

NACTR Director
Society of Saint-Vincent de Paul

Trusted Charities

Organizations that makes all differences for you.