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

Parliament needs to stop the discriminatory practice that they put in place which allows the CTA to discriminate further against people with disabilities when addressing discrimination under the Federal Transport Network. It is not an undue obstacle, it is discrimination.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

Communication is for all including those with hearing loss- deaf, hard of hearing, etc. Include EVERYONE not just the chosen ones.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

Include people with hearing loss into your hearing world.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

Accessibility for all Canadians in public life!

Sarah in Ottawa, Ontario

Better services and accommodation for people with disabilities.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

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

Anonymous in Calgary

I wish hockey was free. I wish soccer was free. I wish swimming was free. I wish bikes were free. I wish camps were free.

Anonymous in Calgary

I wish sports that people are passionate about could be more affordable for kids who enjoy the sport.

Anonymous in Calgary

My wish for Canada is more affordable sports for kids who are passionate about sports but can't afford it.

Anonymous in Calgary

My wish for Canada is to continue to be an inclusive place and a home to people from all over the world.

Stephanie Southgate in Calgary

For people to stop telling me their sexual orientation, religion diet etc... I will like you or hate you equally regardless of the aforemented traits, i don't care, just let me find out who you really are.


That we will finally get over ourselves and get along

Colleen Powers in Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador

I wish for the acceptance of people with disabilities and people of different races, sexuality, etc. Love is Love.

Tiffanie in Ottawa, Ontario

I wish for love

Ella in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish is for a connected peaceful country focused on community, shared knowledge and respect. Water, food, shelter and love for everyone.

Erin in Halifax, Nova Scotia

That all children has access to health care and clean drinking water.

Kim in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish the country will recognize social injustice within its country. I hope other can feel welcome. We need equality.

Karis in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish we no longer ever have to question someone's right to belong anywhere.

Robert in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Affordable education.

Kenny in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for more opportunities and education for minorities to get better jobs in higher positions.

Anonymous in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for equality, unity and for Canada to remain free-accepting of others.

Nina in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish Nova Scotia would bring more jobs back so we don't have to move away.

Jazz in Halifax, Nova Scotia

1, Stay free! 2. Love for each other. 3. Economic prosperity!

George in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for more resources in black communities!

Melly in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish the racism STOPS.

Brenda in Halifax, Nova Scotia

#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
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)
Dartmouth, NS
MacPhee Centre December 14, 2017
Iqaluit, NU
Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum December 2017
Past Events
Halifax, NS
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia September 25 - October 1, 2017
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