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 "gay" to stop being an insult.


My wish is every Canadian is treated equally and supports LGBT rights.

Austin Christink in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

I wish for more LGBTQ2A bathrooms and more human rights. Lets be treated the same. Less Taxes.

Julia in Ottawa, Ontario

I wish that in the future gay marriage will be accepted globally.

Jack Murphy in Ottawa, Ontario

All LGBT have the right to be equal.

Aaliyah Lopez in Ottawa, Ontario

I think trans people should have their own bathroom so they don't have to be awkward or not know which one to go to.

Amanda U in Ottawa, Ontario

I wish that in the next 150 years we can make the environment feel safe and comfortable for the LGBTQ+ communities members.

Elizabeth Gilroy in Kamloops, British Columbia

My wish is for communities to express more acceptance to LGBTQ+ people.

Brooklyn Cacali in Kamloops, British Columbia

My wish to be more open-minded and accept the people that are LGBTQ2A

Mai Thongkanye in Kamloops, British Columbia

My wish is for more LGBTQ+ education to promote acceptance.

Tyler Musey in Kamloops, British Columbia

My wish is for more LGBTQA+ representation in the media and political realm. Especially asexual community members aren't often represented in the media like other LGBTQA+ members, which we need for people to understand the identity.

Chloe D. in Soldtna, Alaska

My wish for Canada is for more people to support LGBTQ as there are too many people committing suicide in the LGBTQ community.

Annastia Rose in Edmonton, Alberta

Speak up more about LGBTQ rights.

Tiffanie in Brampton, Ontario

That we work towards creating more equal opportunities for people when it comes to human rights and LGBTQ2A. I think that we have come further in creating equality by doing the "pride parade" and our Prime Minster working towards more awareness of the LGBTQ2A+ community. I do believe that we could do more by creating more gender-neutral washroom in all public places and creating more communities available in schools and in our towns/cities that would make people more educated and included in the LGBTQ2A+ community. I think we need to continue to work towards better human rights for everyone, neither that be gender equality in all opportunities or racial equality in all circumstances, etc.

Miriam Lindsay in Paris, Ontario

Making a difference won't be overnight and making a change towards something you believe in will take effort and perseverance but don't think that it is impossible. We have to work together as not only a community but a nation and learn to undertand that there is not a difference between any two individuals but we are all seen on the same level. Everyone should have equal opportunity and rights to anything that is presented to them. Issues like gender-neutral washrooms should be more accessible to the everyday public and not put people into two gender categories. Also bringing conversations uu towards topics like these will help elevate stigma. We should also get to a point in society where coming out isn't a thing and it's just seen as who you love and you are. Celebrate who you are.

Kaitlyn Clark in Paris, Ontario

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

#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