Tonny Colyn

Since 2013 Tonny has represented The Salvation Army Thrift Store National Recycling Operation, one of Canada’s largest non-profit thrift retailer, diverting textiles and household goods from landfill. As the National Director of Business Development and Sustainability, and part of the National Leadership Team, Tonny has been instrumental in establishing The Salvation Army Canada as a global leader in reuse and recycling of textiles and household goods.

Tonny is well known for her collaboration and leadership with several associations including President and co-founder of the National Association for Charitable Textile Recycling (NACTR), Vice-President with Nova Scotia’s Association for Textile Recycling (AFTeR), board member of the National Zero Waste Council (NZWC), and steering committee member with Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative (OTDC).

She is respected for her expertise and industry knowledge in the world of thrift as it relates to our future circular economy. Known for her practical, innovative style, she is always looking to encourage all stakeholders to help move the needle on Textile Diversion in Canada.

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