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

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

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

Being raised in Canada, I've noticed that although we may seem open to multiculturalism there exists this tension between who falls in the criteria of Canada's standard of living and who's left out. My wish is for Canadians, migrants and immigrants to treat all races with equal respect as we all come from different backgrounds, different upbringings and different struggles. We should learn to understand that we all have differences and for that we are the same. #buildastrongerCanada

Heather Batin in Toronto, Ontario

One of my goals is meet Canadá i can say that Canadá is my favorite placer to live and have a great job also become a big business men maybe get married whit a beautyfull woman and maje my family. I nos that i should work hard here un my conutry to get my visa and travel there bit my motivation make that better

Luis roches in Guatemala

My wish for Canada is to pay more attention on immigration. To help people get human rights and to allow more immigrants to apply.

Anonymous in Calgary

What I would like to see in the next 150 years is a peaceful Canada. Where there is no war, racism, or hatred, just kindness, and respect. I also wish that Canada will feel like an even SAFER place for new-comers, and a little more welcoming. Another thing that I wish will happen is Canada will more colourful.

olivia in Edmonton, Alberta

I wish Canada can be more welcoming to other countries. And to offer refugees to a safe, friendly environment to live in, that is better than their previous country. I think we should be more open to countries in need. Who are less fortunate then us. We should reach a hand out to them. And show our LOVE as a country. Because Canada is AWESOME!!! :)

Leah in Edmonton, Alberta

to improve the human rights and to welcome immigrants and make them feel home, maybe even help make their form (application) faster to help them. Another thing I wish they could improve is to lower the prices. To make Canada a better place, caring and safe.

Hind Al-Salmani in Calgary

to improve the way new immigrants are introduced to Canadian society. To help them feel welcome but also educate people. To let other citizens kow that immigrating is not an easy option and it is a long, long journey. And this journey only works out if people know how hard it is. Everything works out so long everybody know the struggle and the hardship. Empathy is the key

Samia Salihi in Calgary

#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