Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Tim Horton’s Cleaning the Capital

Kanata North is lagging behind neighbouring wards in signing up to clean and beautify our communities so – put on your volunteer hat, round up one or more friends or family members, or work individually or with your church, school or community group and register your project through or by calling 311.  Enjoy fresh air and seeing the litter disappear to help with Cleaning the Capital.

To date across Ottawa, around 730 projects and 47,512 participants have registered, including 80 graffiti removal projects.  Of these, only 28 projects involving 2163 participants are from Kanata North – far fewer than our neighbouring wards.  Projects can be registered until May 15, and cleanup starter kits are available.  With your help, our neighbourhoods will be clean, green, litter and graffiti-free.

From 2007 – 2009, Kanata North won four awards for the greatest participation among the City of Ottawa Wards in Cleaning the Capital.  Let’s bring back that award in this campaign!   Let me know when you take this on, including a time and place, and I’ll join you (schedule permitting) in working together we beautify our community.


The City of Ottawa and Tim Hortons are pleased to announce the annual Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital campaign, which will take place from April 15 to May 15. Early-bird registration is now available.

Registration is quick and easy:

  • Go to, or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) to register for the cleanup. The new interactive map on our website will show you which locations have already been claimed, allow you to register your own project site and choose the cleanup supplies that you need.
  • Select a location such as a park, ravine, shoreline, bus stop, pathway or any public area that requires litter pickup, graffiti removal or cleanup.

Win prizes

Volunteers who register their cleanup project before April 14 have a chance to win one of many early bird prizes donated by our generous sponsors. Volunteers who submit a final cleanup report by May 31 will be eligible for more prizes.

Cleaning the Capital is a city-wide event that brings together neighbours, communities and friends to help keep Ottawa clean and green! Last year alone, 80,000 volunteers collected almost 140,000 kg of litter from 1,400 locations.

This is a great opportunity for families and friends to work together on community cleanup projects that help make Ottawa clean, green, graffiti-free and litter-free. Cleaning the Capital is also an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours.


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