Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. To recognize this milestone year, ten communities — Brockville, Edmonton, Hamilton, Mississauga, Nova Scotia, Oakville, Toronto, Vancouver, Vaughan and Winnipeg — will #CleanCanadaTogether and compete to see who can clean up the most litter.

Celebrations for Canada 150 hope to bring people together and inspire them by focusing on youth, diversity and inclusion, the environment and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. The #CleanCanadaTogether Challenge aligns with this vision, especially around preservation of the environment and engaging youth to participate in the clean up events. It provides a simple way for people to get involved in their community and to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

As far back as 2005, various communities from across Canada have participated in annual spring clean-up activities with GLAD as a major sponsor. These cleanups serve as launching points for community litter management programs throughout the year. Each of these jurisdictions deliver engaging programs, which increase citizen awareness around the impacts of litter, help keep communities clean and safe, and give people a meaningful way to give back to their city.

See what each community is doing for #CleanCanadaTogether by clicking on the links below:

City of Mississauga    City of Toronto    City of Vaughan

Thanks to everyone who participated!

See the news release discussing the results here.

How can you get involved?

  1. Register your cleanup event (see above for information on how to register in each community).
  2. Use the hashtag  #CleanCanadaTogether on social media to share photos of your cleanup.
  3. Tell your friends to get involved!
  4. Have fun!

Progress So Far:

Check back here for progress reports updated each week! Who will end up at the top of the pack?

  • Brockville -- 35 Cleanups; 393 Participants; 330 Bags 
  • Edmonton -- 762 Cleanups; 13,159 Participants; 9,869 Bags
  • Hamilton -- 154 Cleanups; 24,171 Participants; 7,643 Bags
  • Mississauga -- 61 Cleanups; 3,425 Participants; 5,178 Bags
  • Nova Scotia -- 32 Cleanups; 3,792 Participants; 5,119 Bags
  • Oakville -- 86 Cleanups; 5,763 Participants; 1,522 Bags
  • Toronto -- 1,092 Cleanups; 193,222 Participants; XX Bags
  • Vancouver -- 243 Cleanups; 7,700 Participants; 3,790 Bags
  • Vaughan -- 83 Cleanups; 17,500 Participants
  • Winnipeg -- 100 Cleanups; 15,563 Participants; 28,406 Bags

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