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 for Canada is to continue to be a multicultural place, yet there is no racist discrimination so that everyone can feel safe. I come from Japan and have been in Calgary for almost a year. So far, I am surprised how people have accepted each other's beliefs, religions, and languages. I love Canada for this. I really hope that Canada stays just like now for the next 150 years.

Rinka Yonemura in Calgary

I wish there is no racism in Canada in the next 150 years.

Emma Kim in Calgary

My wish for Canada is: 1) to end hunger and for everyone to have a home so no one lives on the street. 2) for a greater understanding that extends beyond the colour of our skin and to end racism. 3) for every animal to be loved and have a home so they can stop being abused. 4) to have rights even if we are with another male or woman 5) to stand against violence. 6) to have a voice

Hannah in Calgar, Cantabria

My wish for Canada is to improve it as a nation and build it to be a stable country which can have the ability to withhold the future of the planet.

Billy Scott in Calgary

I wish for a green Canada. If we want to stop global warming we have to make the world a greener and less polluted place. So Canada should lead the change to change the world.

Anonymous in Calgary, Alberta

My wish for Canada is to end racism so it could be safer for everybody.

Lataika Sit-oLato in Calgary

My wish for Canada is to end racism.

Jalat D. in Calgary

I wish Canada was better and those bad people should stop swearing and killing innocent people.

Wendell in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for us to learn more about black history and about other countries.

Alaker in Calgary

My wish for Canada is that everyone will be equal and treated fairly and for them to be accepted for who they are.

Alysha in Calgary

My wish for Canada is 1) LGBTQ2A rights because they are still people -you should welcome people and not turn them away. 2) help people with any mental and physical issues. 3) indigenous rights 4) cultural and historical presevation 5) new Canadian and immigration and ntergration 6) human rights.

Anonymous in Calgary

My wish for Canada is: 1) for more environmental sustainability 2) LGBTQ2A rights and acceptance into certain things like afterschool sports and programs. Just because they're different doesn't mean they're not human.

Blake H in Calgary

My wish for Canada is to improve environmentally and to become more conscious about the amount of pollutants we are producing. As well as creating more environmentally friendly tools and such.

Anonymous in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for people to show love and kindness to others. Even if they are not from here they should treat people the same way as they want to be treated by others.

Rexmare Custodio in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for all humans to have human rights and to be able to travel to other countries with out racism.

Natnacel Asname in Calgary

My wish for Canada is: 1) to create an eco-friendly country. 2) for less pollution and for us to save the environment. 3) make Canada a healthier place.

Angel Abarquez in Calgary

My wish for Canada is to have free post secondary education.

Anonymous in Calgary

My wish for Canada is that Canadians would see past the colour of other peoples skins.

Charliza in Calgary

My wish for Canada is to understand things around us. Less judgement and more respect. Respect people, environment, and community.

Anonymous in Calgary

My wish for Canada is to improve in health care for people who have diseases like cancer.

Zach Pipe in Calgary, Alberta

My wish for Canada is 1) that people respect each other more and less racism. 2) help more people who needs help. 3) less litter. 4) people have more rights for equality 5) the government respect people's opinions.

Anonymous in Calgary, Alberta

My wish for Canada is to stop racism because Canada is a free country with respect and we need to respect people from other countries.

Rofri in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for greater emphasis on indigenous rights.

Dory in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for everyone who comes to Canada to feel welcome and allowed to vote in elections.

Jennifer in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for: 1) there to be less racism to every culture and let people be what they want to be or do. 2) for every culture to have their own religion and what they respect.

Chloe Martin in Calgary

#Wish150 Events

Upcoming Events
St John's, NL
The Rooms July 12 - August 15, 2017
Whitehorse, YK
Yukon Art Centre August 4 - 26, 2017
Moncton, NB
Centre Aberdeen September 1-30, 2017
Montreal, QC
Galerie Mile End September 24 - October 8, 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
Edmonton, AB
Latitude 53 October 17-24, 2017
Charlottetown, PE
Confederation Centre for the Arts October 2017 (exact dates to be confirmed)
Iqaluit, NU
Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum December 2017
Past Events
Vancouver, BC
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre July 31 - August 5, 2017
Saskatoon, SK
Paved Arts July 1-22, 2017
Toronto, ON
Artscape Youngplace March 31, 2017
Montreal, QC
McCord Museum October 25, 2016
Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg Art Gallery October 1, 2016 - March 1, 2017