We are planning on further expanding #CleanCanadaTogether in 2019--please join us! 

2019 goal--50 communities. 

Will you be part of our goal of a cleaner Canada?

In 2017, Canada celebrated the 150th anniversary of Confederation. To recognize this milestone year, ten communities and regions proudly participated in a simple initiative dubbed  #CleanCanadaTogether.

Close to 285,000 people across Canada volunteered their time in the spring to pick up litter within their communities! Stats were updated weekly on the Clean Canada Together website to show the progress of events across the entire country.

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 CONTRIBUTE to the sustainability of their city.

With the success of #CleanCanadaTogether in 2017, we would like to invite even more communities to get involved!

In creating a nation-wide litter campaign, communities, big and small, can share ideas and encourage each other to engage their residents in activities that helps address a consistent issue that faces all municipalities, ultimately building litter awareness as part of our national consciousness.

The plan this year is to get more people involved and spark a Canada-wide conversation on litter control.

How can you get involved?

  1. Register your cleanup event with your local campaign.(If your community isn't listed, email us and we can add it!) 
  2. Use the hashtag  #CleanCanadaTogether on social media to share photos of your cleanup. 
  3. Tell your friends to get involved! 
  4. Have fun!

Does your town or city want to start up or expand a litter cleanup campaign? Come join us!

For more information and to register, please  email Colleen Kurlowich

2019 Participating Communities--more coming soon!

Click the community name for a link to the local website and information on how you can get involved in your local community cleanup--many groups will have cleanup supplies to provide when you volunteer. Cleanup numbers will be updated at least once a week starting April 25. View the promotional video from GLAD Canada.

Population 500,000+:

Calgary, AB

Edmonton, AB

Hamilton, ON

Mississauga, ON

Surrey, BC

Toronto, ON

Vancouver, BC

Winnipeg, MB

Population 100,000 to 500,000:

Langley, BC

Oakville, ON

Saskatoon, SK 

Vaughan, ON

Population 50,000 to 100,000:

Caledon, ON

St. Albert, AB

Sarnia, ON

Population 25,000 to 50,000:

Brockville, ON

West Vancouver, BC

Population 10,000 to 25,000:

Portage La Prairie, MB

Selkirk, MB

Population 5,000 to 10,000:

East St. Paul, MB

Flin Flon, MB

La Broquerie, MB

Morinville, AB

Population 2,500 to 5,000:

Oakbank, MB

Stonewall, MB

Population under 2,500:

Cooks Creek, MB

Mitchell, MB

Montague, PE

Roblin, MB

Teulon, MB

Woodlands, MB

(list in progress)

2018 Participating Communities: 

(over 305,000 participants collected over 690 tonnes of litter)

Population 500,000+:

  • Edmonton, AB--10,810 cleanups; 38.124 participants; 12.998 bags 
  • Hamilton, ON--139 cleanups; 17,402 participants; 3482 bags (with more cleanups planned this fall!)
  • Mississauga, ON--82 cleanups; 3,830 participants; 5,745 bags
  • Nova Scotia--231 cleanups; 10,444 participants; 1,010 bags
  • Surrey, BC--38 cleanups; 900 participants; 200 bags
  • Toronto, ON--1,211 cleanups; 189,306 participants
  • Vancouver, BC--2,643 cleanups; 18,408 participants; 11,175 bags 
  • Winnipeg, MB--117 cleanups; 17,629 participants; 37,510 bags

Population 100,000 to 500,000:

  • Langley, BC--26 cleanups; 450 participants; 216 bags
  • Oakville, ON--59 cleanups; 4,713 participants; 1,275 bags

Population 50,000 to 100,000:

  • Sarnia, ON--1 cleanup event; 626 participants; 900 bags

Population 25,000 to 50,000:

  • Brandon, MB--3 cleanups; 135 participants; 45 bags
  • Brockville, ON--34 cleanups; 471 participants; 100 bags
  • West Vancouver, BC--1 cleanup; 20 participants; 27 bags

Population 10,000 to 25,000:

  • Portage La Prairie, MB--19 cleanups; 1,008 participants; 400 bags 
  • Selkirk, MB--2 cleanups; 40 participants; 50 bags

Population 5,000 to 10,000:

  • Iqaluit, NU--awaiting stats
  • La Broquerie, MB--22 cleanups; 1,100 participants; 245 bags 
  • Ville de Plessisville, QU--awaiting stats

Population 2,500 to 5,000:

  • Mitchell, MB--1 cleanup; 330 participants; 160 bags
  • Oakbank, MB--1 cleanup; 15 participants; 21 bags
  • Stonewall, MB--1 cleanup; 21 participants; 29 bags

Population under 2,500:

  • Montague, PEI--1 cleanup; 35 participants; 100 bags
  • Teulon, MB--1 cleanup; 500 participants; 223 bags

2017 Results:

  • 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
  • Vancouver -- 243 Cleanups; 7,700 Participants; 3,790 Bags
  • Vaughan -- 83 Cleanups; 17,500 Participants
  • Winnipeg -- 100 Cleanups; 15,563 Participants; 28,406 Bags

See the news release discussing the results  here.

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