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.
"I wish that we could use our hockey arena in the summer to give us more opportunities to do what we actually like."Made by Josh in Moose Factory, Ontario
"That our youth can grow up in safe and supportive communities. That our adults are brave enough to call truth and injustice and our elders are treated with dignity and respect."Made by Anonymous in Halifax, Nova Scotia
"Better yet cheaper standard of education and living. Higher social awareness in terms of other cultures/religions and integrate it into the education system."Made by Anonymous in Winnipeg, Manitoba
"Immigration to Canada by international students and families should be made easier. More resources for international students and opportunities for jobs. PR should not be a requirement to get into med schools."Made by Anonymous in Winnipeg, Manitoba
"I wish for high graduation rates and a bright positive future for all first nations people and everyone else."Made by Anonymous in Fort Frances, 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, Alberta0
My wish for Canada is for everyone who comes to Canada to feel welcome and allowed to vote in elections.
Jennifer in Calgary0
My wish for Canada is to focus more on immigration.
Anonymous in Calgary, Alberta0
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, Ontario0
To continue to be loving and to continue to accept refugees, they only enrich our communities
Gabe in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador0
Equal rights for all Canadians including new and all people of Canada.
Jance in Toronto, Ontario0
I wish for happiness, peace, compassion, true understanding in our beautiful diverse country - our land of dreams.
Aanaha in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
That we will continue to make immigrants and all foreign nationals feel at home.
Don't assume you know somebody based on their colour, gender, religion or ability
E. Bailey in Toronto, Ontario0
Fight islamophobia, one love for all Canadians
I wish for more integration between all the communities
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, PEI0
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, PEI0
I hope the future of Canada is great!
Lucas in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
I wish for peace to spread across this wonderful country!
Anne in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
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, Alberta0
Anonymous in Mississauga, Ontario0
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, Ontario0
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 Guatemala0
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 Calgary1
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, Alberta1
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, Alberta0
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 Calgary0
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 Calgary0