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 for social justice to be at the forefront with a people-first approach to talking oppression.

Quinn in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for a better place for everyone.

Whitley in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish that people can live how they want to live.

Jerraylin in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is that we will come together as one big country.

Connie Tolliden in Halifax, Nova Scotia

We wish for better accessibility for individuals in wheelchairs.


I wish people weren't bullied for their skin colour.

Parker in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

My wish is for more respect for different colour people and no homelessness.


Just because they have a different culture does not mean you don't play with them.

Bethany in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish is to allow anyone to be who they want to be without being judged.

Sean F. in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish for Canada is equality for everyone, no matter what their gender or sexual orientation is.

Zoe Labelle in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish is that even if you're in a wheelchair, everyone can do the same things.

Maya in Ottawa, Ontario

In the future, everyone will be equal no matter your colour, wealth or background.

Mason S. in Kamloops, British Columbia

My wish is in the future, all Canadians feel loved and safe.

Jake Thoms in Kamloops, British Columbia

My wish is for everyone has a fair attitude and everybody can say their opinion regardless of the community that they are in or their looks or their culture.

Midori S. in Kamloops, British Columbia

I hope the people find love and peace in their hearts even if times are tough they stay strong through every part of it and we will try and fina way to make things better. I wish for a better water and food supply. I hope for people to find out who they are and what to be without any judgements or comments about their choices. I hope for the people to have access to whatever needs they have or wish and they are free to the rights that they deserve.

Zoey Z. in Sold

My wish is to have no homeless people and to have no one starving.

Linnaea in Cooper Landing, AK

My wish for Canada is to implement peace, love and unity among nations. Being that Canada is a diverse country, unity, love and peace are important factors.

Wayna Loraque in Edmonton, Alberta

My wish for Canada is that we are all included and accepted in our Canadian communities.

Anonymous in Brampton, Ontario

That everyone feels accepted for who they are. I also wish that everyone feel free and comfortable with who they are and be able to confidently express it.

Lexi Chambers in Paris, Ontario

My wish is to spread the message of dignity and for everyone to have a more open-mind and for everyone to accept their peers in a humanitarian way. Also for diversity within close-minded communities.

Alli Clark in Brantford, Ontario

For everyone to be welcome and treated equally in this country. For people to be more accepting of others that are not the same as them. That no matter who you are or where you are from you should be treated equally.

Cameron Goddard in Hagersville, Ontario

Peace, love and happiness.

Ryan Galloway in Brantford, Ontario

My wish is to become more accepting of every race and accept people for who they are and what they believe in.

Karissa Hamm in Dunnville, Ontario

To be more open-minded and accepting.


My wish is to make everybody feel included no matter their race, religion, colour, class, etc. Make everybody have equal accessibility and inclusiveness because everybody is equal and nobody is worth more than anyone else.

Mallory Crossman in Dunnville, Ontario

#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