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 cheaper airfares in Canada

Anonymous

I wish Stephen McNeil will never be our premier again.

Kaymon in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for the world to all get along.

Allie in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for Canada to be forever proud.

Gabe in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish Canada will be the best country.

Noah in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish Canada will get more peace.

Brooklynn in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish for Canada is peace.

Kennedy in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish for more black women in the political halls of Canada.

Shelley in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is for no more war.

Levar in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is equality for all.

Melina in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is that we forget party politics, vote for the person who is right for your area, no more political parties.

Penny in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is for people to have the same rights

Camden Williams in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

My wish is that there is no more war.

Michael in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

My wish is for global peace and for everyone to have the same rights!

Ashton Scott Wamback in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

My wish for Canada in the next 150 years is that Canada will be peaceful.

Madyson Demings in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

My wish is for Canada to show neighbour countries how to treat people.

Evan Xu in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish is that we will spread our equality across the world. All the countries of the world should treat everyone fairly.

Ryan in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish is to branch out and help countries in need, whether leaving a percentage of funds for these countries so that we can solve this ongoing problem. It is fixable and we should make it a priority.

Moh E. in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish is that we work towards a better future. All over the world, human rights are being violated. Living in Canada is a privilege because we live freely but not everyone does. Let's help the people in need.

Jessie Simons in Kamloops, British Columbia

My wish for Canada is more political interaction with Germany.

Marc-Clemens in Kamloops, British Columbia

That everyone will feel safe, comfortable and have dignity. I want Canada to be a place where everyone can live. Where no one has to fear for their lives or who they are.

Matt in Brantford, Ontario

A smaller government that respects individual rights and succeeds in its few legitimate functions.

Anonymous

That the Canadian government takes all needs into account and takes action.

Brandon Cole in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I hope that by 2020 Canada will shift from First-Past-The-Post system. We need more accurate and proportional representation.

Anonymous

I hope Canada will build infrastructure and policy to adapt to the world's modern technological and social demands.

Jerry Xie

#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