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

I wish for an increase in the integration of youth in the government-decision making process.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

For parliament to be representative of ALL Canadians and all genders are proportionally represented!

Courtney in Ottawa, Ontario

I wish for a political system that is decolonized and truly reflective of the mosaic of who we are in this country.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

I wish the Trudeau Gov would stop spending our money on stupid things

Anonymous in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

For Y'all to give Trudeau to America, Love a sad liberal American. And for Canada to stay cool as heck and for Trudeau to be pm forever

Maddy in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Votes in local election for permanent residents

Emma in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

I wish for the youth across Canada to be listened to and taken seriously. My generation will be the future decision makers and world leaders, but you have to let us have a say today so its up to us how our world will be shaped tomorrow. We have a voice screaming to be heard. Let us use it!

Gladys in Calgary

I hope that Canada continues to be a beacon of hope and freedom.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

Equality for ALL Canadians is my wish and more so, honesty in our governments.

Donna in Halifax, Nova Scotia

More black women in the political halls of Canada.

Shelley in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Forget party politics - vote for the person who is right for your area no more political parties.

Penny in Halifax, Nova Scotia

More cycling infrastructure

Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario

I wish everybody live in the world with no war, in a society where children can freely play in the streets and all people would not worry about tomorrow

Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario

Canada can continue to serve as a model of democracy, social acceptance and camaraderie

Bob in Toronto, Ontario

Independence from the tyranny of other nations

Kevin in Toronto

I wish for Canada to be veto power

Shaheen in Pakistan

Continue to be a major contributor as a G20 nation

Anonymous in Toronto

To be the model for the world regarding peace, tolerance, equality & love for all


I wish for a much better president of the U.S to ensure a better relationship with Canada

Bonnue in Washington State

Fix currency exchange

Anonymous in Ontario

Join the union with Britain, New Zealand and Australia

Raj in Green Gables, PEI

That we see with many more perspectives in the past 150 years to govern our country with peace, respect, and love

Tracy in Green Gables, PEI

I wish continuous peace between our two countries. Plus, you guys can let the next 4 years slide

Anonymous in New York City

I wish Canada would stop always following the U.S.A

Brenda in Green Gables, PEI

I wish Canada’s government will finally listen to its people and answer their needs. Everyone is equal

BeQi 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