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.
"I wish for high graduation rates and a bright positive future for all first nations people and everyone else."Made by Anonymous in Fort Frances, Ontario
"I hope for Canada in the next 150 years will be free of systemic discrimination against minorities."Made by Michelle Trudel in Winnipeg, Manitoba
"That our youth can grow up in safe and supportive communities. That our adults are brave enough to call truth and injustice and our elders are treated with dignity and respect."Made by Anonymous in Halifax, Nova Scotia
"Hopefully form a good relationship with the Aboriginal communities around Canada. Balance religious freedoms with other rights."Made by Anonymous in Winnipeg, Manitoba
"Better yet cheaper standard of education and living. Higher social awareness in terms of other cultures/religions and integrate it into the education system."Made by Anonymous in Winnipeg, Manitoba
to have more doctors in the Digby NS area. Canada should not feel like a third world country when it comes to our health care!
Anonymous in Brighton NS0
My wish for Canada is to be kind to one another and show respect . Big things can be accomplished when we work TOGETHER, lets do this. Health, wealth and happiness!!
Theresa Simms in Digby1
For everyone to learn one or both of our Official Languages or our Indigenous languages. If you can't speak these languages, then it's time to learn - ASAP!
My wish is to see industry development and job growth in Nova Scotia. More help for small businesses. T-Shirt Kids Toys / Division of Sissiboo Investments has started a new business with a unique line of plush kids that promote healthy living for children. This could become a big business for Nova Scotia if we had the funding necessary to jump start it with a commercial. We are moving forward but if the right help and people would get with us, we could be running instead of walking at this time. www.t-shirtkidstoys.com. ItWhat we have going, if a company such as Hasbro, Mattel or Disney would have had the idea, it would be bringing in billions of dollars within a year. Until entrepreneur's and businesses are recognized and supported, there are many great ideas and businesses that never get to succeed. Looking into the future of our children and grandchildren, this needs to change. For the most, we have reached a point in time that it's almost impossible for something new to have a beginning. This needs to change.
Patsy Hiltz (Employee of Sissiboo Investments Ltd) for 30 years in Weymouth, Nova Scotia0
My wish is that Canada remains a diverse and open society.
Judicael Jullien in Montreal0
I wish that the provinces (Newfoundland especially) invest in making us a beautiful place to retire and grow old: benchmark international standards for continuum care models and accreditation for all agencies. -Kimberly Byrne, St.John's, Newfoundland
Kimberly C. Byrne in St.John's0
I wish my future was more bright and fun.
Jack in Tobermory, Ontario0
My wish is to reduce crimes and drunk driving in Canada. And prayers for all the families who have been affected by this as well.
Sara H. in Edmonton, Alberta1
I wish for less pollution in the future
Roxy M. in Mason1
Netochi M in Edmonton, Alberta2
For Canada to prosper and assimilate as one nation for equality guaranteed to all genders and races.
Lincoln N in Edmonton, Alberta2
I wish that we can reduce poverty in several parts of Canada by not wasting food, and paying more to charities, usually in places like downtown you can see homeless and poor people sitting by walls and holding a cup asking for a coin.
MORE FRIENDLY PEOPLE
Anonymous in Edmonton, Alberta0
I wish for life to prosper
That as Canadians we spend our dollars into seeing our country from coast to coast in our lifetime. It's easy for us to book tickets to other parts of the world - maybe it's time we celebrate and curate visits to parts of Canada that have always been on our bucket list?
Melanie in Toronto, Ontario2
I wish for all the people who are living in Canada -from FNMI to refugees and immigrants and everything in between- to find a place in this beautiful mosaic of a nation. May we all treat each other with respect and build a Canada of harmony in diversity.
Anna in Lethbridge, Alberta1
Make animal testing illegal! Please care for those who cannot speak.
Katy Andre in Aurora, Ontario1
Better infrastructure that reduces carbon footprints and improves the environment upon which our standard of living relies on as a foundation
Todd Yeadon in Hubbards, Nova Scotia1
My wish for Canada is that we have a happy healthy kind and a thriving society and country where everyone is valued. That children do not experience adverse childhood experiences and if need be have access to proven effective Canadian evidence-based mental health services like SNAP (Stop Now And Plan) that improves emotion regulation, self-control and problem solving. Helping kids stay in school and out of trouble by learning how to make better choices 'in the moment'. Thereby helping to create happier and healthier children and families and safer communities.
Leena Augimeri in Mississauga, Ontario1
I wish children in the north had the same educational opportunities and experiences as children in the south.
I wish for Canada to be a world leader in the way that our current citizens, our future citizens, and our guests are treated. I wish for a country to call my home that is considerate, understanding, and accepting towards others, no matter skin colour, religion, gender, or status. I wish for immense and unconditional love for all.
Emily in Burford,0
A strong Canada for all Canadians.
A healthier, more positive outlook for our diverse Indigenous communities
Laurie in Toronto2
My wish is to inspire the next generation to listen to their little voice, to chase their passions, and share their stories so that we can celebrate Canada's diversity, strength and love every single day!
Amanda Bernardo in Ottawa, Ontario1