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 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 accept the LGBTQ2A community. #lovewins. Everyone should have the right to love who they love and be who they want to be.

Ana in Calgary

For people to stop assuming they know someones gender orientation (or lack their of)

Emma in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

All equality for LGBTQ2A members and way more diversity.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

We are all friends

Aurora Desroches in Simcoe, Ontario

My wish for Canada is for everyone to be equal, including all genders, the LGBTQ!A community, and all races.

Shannon in Aurora, Ontario

My wish for Canada is for people to be proud of their sexuality.

Anonymous in Aurora, Ontario

My wish for Canada is for more women and LGBTQ2A of colour to be represented in Canadian media and politics.

Emma in Aurora, Ontario

My wish for Canada is for society to have a better understanding of LGBTQ!

Tylar McBurnie in Alliston, Ontario

My wish is for Canada to be environmentally sustainable, to have equal rights for all races, and gender equality.

Lina Tang in Toronto, Ontario

Je veux un Canada o

Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario

More visibility and inclusive programming for trans* youth!

Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario

LGBTQ2A Rights

Dakota Johnson in Mine Centre, Ontario

I hope we can become a more open&accepting country.

Anonymous in Vancouver, British Columbia

To further the rights of the LGBTQ2A+ People.

Anonymous in Vancouver, British Columbia

For everybody to care about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and to not be judged anymore.

Anonymous in Edmonton, Alberta

My hope for Canada in the next 150 years is for the country to increase its diversity and praise the differences. In Halifax, after the Orlando incident, the city coloured it's sidewalks in pride colours. Halifax especially, is extremely diverse and welcoming to all types of people.

Dechen Sherpa in Halifax, Nova Scotia

An example of integration of hope, of love without boundaries

Anonymous in Gatineau, Quebec

#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