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 to give new Canadians a tour of Canada and help them out.

Anna in Ottawa, Ontario

Make immigration easier and increase the percentage of immigration allowance. The reason being that many people have family back home that they do not get to see often. They have to take time off to work and school which is hard. So many don't get to see family back home for 2-3 years.

Moiz Rafiq in Edmonton, Alberta

I wish Canda will have more population in the next 150 years, will have more power, become a strong country and make the country very lively.

James in Toronto, Ontario

Though Canada says they welcome all immigrants and refugees, it was very difficult for me to get a student visa. The immigration/work/student visa process should be made much easier for more chances and opportunities to youth around the globe.

Anonymous in Edmonton, Alberta

My wish for Canada is for everyone who comes to Canada to feel welcome and allowed to vote in elections.

Jennifer in Calgary

My wish for Canada is to focus more on immigration.

Anonymous in Calgary, Alberta

My wish: that we as Canadian (and government) can continue to stand on our own footing against our wavering southern neighbour. It will be hard but it will play off in the long run.

Meghan in Toronto, Ontario

To continue to be loving and to continue to accept refugees, they only enrich our communities

Gabe in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

That Canada has a year where they welcome home those of us from the brain drain with open arms and we work together to make a brighter future

Anonymous in St John's, Newfoundland

That I can move to Canada!


Equal rights for all Canadians including new and all people of Canada.

Jance in Toronto, Ontario

I wish for happiness, peace, compassion, true understanding in our beautiful diverse country - our land of dreams.

Aanaha in Halifax, Nova Scotia

That we will continue to make immigrants and all foreign nationals feel at home.

Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario

Don't assume you know somebody based on their colour, gender, religion or ability

E. Bailey in Toronto, Ontario

Fight islamophobia, one love for all Canadians

Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario

I wish for more integration between all the communities

Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario

Stop Islamophobia

Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario

I wish for Canada to stay friendly to immigrants and to not engage in wars. Don't follow U.S policy.

Mariam in Green Gables, PEI

I love Canada, my home, it welcomes everyone with it's long arms from sea to sea. Do enjoy it's diversity. But do not abuse it. Live for it!

Anonymous in Green Gables, PEI

I hope the future of Canada is great!

Lucas in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for peace to spread across this wonderful country!

Anne in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish for Canada is for all refugees to arrive safely to Canada and for all people to be free and have their own rights.

Erin Joss Jaurigue in Calgary, Alberta

Anonymous in Mississauga, Ontario

My wish for Canada is that it will continue to accept refugees from other countries and that Canadian citizens will be increasingly tolerant of these individuals. - Aleeza Yermus


My wish for Canada is for it to continue being accepting, welcoming and to remember that we are a multicultural society open to all.

Dominik Hidalgo in Toronto, 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