Wishes Across Canada

What is your wish for Canada in its next 150 years?

From national hope to a local focus, this is your opportunity to add your voice and imagination to a growing conversation. Share the changes that will build on our success to improve our communities and country.

#Wish150 is open to all during 2017. At the end of the year and throughout the year during our exhibition events, your wishes will be shared with the federal government, community organizations, fellow Canadians and citizens of the world.

Open access and an analysis of your wishes is vital in shaping and unlocking a prosperous future for all of our communities.

Latest Wishes

My wish is a higher quality of life for the less fortunate

Made by Nazanin in Edmonton, Alberta

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I want to save children that have cancers and I need money so pleas share som money

Made by Anonymous

All species thrive in our oceans

Made by James in Jasper

For Canada to become a global leader in environmental sustainability and put forth real contributions to saving our own pristine ecosystems and others around the world.

Made by Miranda Hamilton in Winnipeg, Manitoba

For Canada to continue to be the diverse, supportive, inclusive and understanding country it is.

Made by Anonymous

My wish for Canada to be the most peaceful country in the whole world..

Made by Nuha Attia in Calgary

My wish is canada would treat first nations right and give them all the benefits we other canucks get because we all do better when we are on level playing level #JustinTrudeau

Made by barb derick in ottawa

My wish for Canada is no discrimination. Everyone can be friendly.

Made by Flora Yang in Calgary, Alberta

My wish for Canada is to pay more attention on immigration. To help people get human rights and to allow more immigrants to apply.

Made by Anonymous in Calgary

My wish for Canada is to have better health care and improve human's physical and mental health.

Made by Ning Zhu in Calgary

My wish for Canada is to help sustain the environmental aspects of the world. More carbon tax, plant more trees.

Made by Emily Wood in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for: -more environmental protection to reduce global warming and help sustain the Earth. -for Canada to stay as or more racially diverse. -more mental awareness. Not everyone knows and it is hard for people to gain or give support if they don't know or care about it. -more transportation

Made by Janice Fan in Calgary

I wish Canada can stay as "green" as right now or even better! More trees!

Made by Michael Liu in Calgary

My wish for Canada is that there wouldn't be so many unemployment problems and that there should be more people hired. LGBT should also be accepted. -too many people are leaving Alberta because of unemployment. I also hope that Canada stays the same with their acceptance of diversity. I've lived here all my life and it's a safe and friendly community. I hope that Canada will remain the same. (A multicultural society)

Made by J.F. in Calgary

To preserve Canada's national parks because they make me happy. I believe one of Canada's charm is the vast amount of nature in the country. When meeting people from different countries one of their first thoughts is that Canada is filled with nature and I wish that it can be that way 150 years from now.

Made by Shirley Huang in Calgary

To retain its diversity and acceptance from different kinds of cultures around the world. I would also love for you to help our First Nations community flourish in our growing society and preserve their traditions to keep their culture alive. I'm glad I live here in Canada to witness multiculturalism at its finest.

Made by Aerin Macaso in Calgary

For Canada to cease being a Dominion and remove all vestige of monarchy by means of recognizing the horrors and manipulations inherent.

Made by Liam Morgan in Bangkok

My wish is for continued peace and that we can be a stable country in the global community.

Made by Anita Whiteley in Cambridge

I wish that people are kind.

Made by Geremy Thorpe- Wright in Calgary, Alberta

To make Newfoundland and Labrador richer because the taxes are really high. It is 15% HST.

Made by Anonymous

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Made by Anonymous

Women having better rights.

Made by Nyamet Obeins in Winnipeg, Manitoba

To make a mandatory class in school to talk and spend time explaining mental/physical health. It's taken too many lives to not make everyone aware and knowledgeable about mental health and their are ways to try and prevent suicide.

Made by Andrew McGrats-Santowsk in Kingston, Ontario

First Nations lives to be improved.

Made by Anonymous in Red Deer, Alberta

#Wish150 Events

Toronto, ON
Artscape Youngplace March 31, 2017
Montreal, QC
McCord Museum October 25, 2016 Galerie Mile End September 24 - October 8, 2017
Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg Art Gallery October 1, 2016 - March 1, 2017
Whitehorse, YK
Yukon ArtsUnderground Focus Gallery April 7-23, 2017 Haines Junction Visitor Centre Kluane National Park July 1 - 28, 2017 Yukon Art Centre August 4 - 26, 2017
St John's, NL
The Rooms June 12 - August 15, 2017
Saskatoon, SK
Paved Arts July 1-22, 2017
Vancouver, BC
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre July 31 - August 5, 2017
Edmonton, AB
Latitude 53 September 27 - October 1, 2017
Halifax, NS
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia September 25 - October 1, 2017
Yellowknife, NT
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre September 2017 - February 2018
Charlottetown, PE
Confederation Centre for the Arts October 2017 (exact dates to be confirmed)
Iqaluit, NU
Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum December 2017