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 for high graduation rates and a bright positive future for all first nations people and everyone else."Made by Anonymous in Fort Frances, 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
"To see the real progress in the area of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Measurements of this would include equitable levels of education and health in Indigenous communities."Made by Anonymous in Winnipeg, Manitoba
"I hope for Canada in the next 150 years will be free of systemic discrimination against minorities."Made by Michelle Trudel 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 Canada to continue being a diverse country, and to always welcome new cultures. I hope Canada continues to work on First Nations people's rights, and every Canadian will be equal.
Paulina yus in Burnaby, British Columbia0
My wish for Canada is that Canadians would see past the colour of other peoples skins.
Charliza in Calgary0
My wish for Canada is for greater emphasis on indigenous rights.
Dory in Calgary0
My wish for Canada is to recognize (decolonize our minds and recognize what is "Canadian Culture") indigenous communities for what they have really done as our first nations, as well as to reconcile the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians.
Robyn Cabunoc-Boettcher in Calgary0
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Anonymous in Winnipeg, Manitoba0
My wish is for the Truth and Reconciliation Committee to be successful in its aim to bring justice to all the victims of Residential Schools and their families/descendants who have suffered because of this country's history of neglecting the indigenous peoples who welcomed us here just over 150 years ago today.
Darlene Braz in Toronto0
genuine appreciation and recognition of aborigional gifts, land and dignity. Clean access to water
PEG in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador0
I wish for Canada to follow up with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Amanda Shore in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
La tolérance pour tous et l'inclusion. La reconnaissance des autochtones.
Dominique in Ottawa, Ontario0
A true meaningful acknowledgement of the original peoples of this land (Turtle Island).
Aboriginal Holiday every year on Aboriginal Day.
I wish for acknowledgement of Canada's indigenous people.
Maxie in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
Equal opportunities for all Canadians especially Aboriginal peoples.
Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario0
That we continue our commitment to human rights and recommit to honouring any unhonoured treaties with our First Nations.
Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario1
To foster better relationships with our First Nations and Inuit peoples
Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario0
I wish Canada reconciliation with the 1st Nations and aboriginal peoples and preservation of the natural resources
Anonymous in Scarborough, Ontario0
My wish for all people of this land… to have clean water, fresh food, decent homes and access to health care (physical, mental and spiritual).
For the future in Canada I would like to see more respect and justice for woman of Aboriginal decent
Star in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
I wish the Canadian government, Aboriginal communities and Canadians coast to coast can unite and find solutions for the numerous issues plaguing these communities. Clean water, shelter, a home: RIGHTS
Bianca in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
More indigenous issues solved and equality for all
Jamie in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
That land acknowledgements be officially enforced during events to educate everyone about Indigenous communities.
Non-indigenous person in Toronto, Ontario0
I wish for clean water for all indigenous people in Canada!
We need a better understanding of first nations culture in Canadian history through education (social studies/ history) because we see a lot from a European point of view; -more in school presentations raising mental awareness; -finding a new industry to help our economy; -lessen costs on post secondary (student debts!); it costs so much and so many students are paying back debts years after post secondary; -maybe a day for high school students to talk politics with high schools other then their own (increase the dialogue between high schools and neighbourhoods); gender equality.
Tiara Henry in Calgary0
MY WISH FOR CANADA concerns the indigenous people. It makes me sad to see how the indigenous complains so much. Being the founders of CANADA I wish they would stop asking what the country can do for them but ask what they can do more for themselves and for the country. They have a lot to share. They have received so much money from the government. Why did they not use this money at their advantage by building schools, hospitals, do whatever they can to become self sufficient.... Booze and drugs have destroyed so many people on the reserves. Why haven't they modernized their treaties, according to the other people around them?. Why do they impose themselves instead of abiding by laws. I really wish they would see what the government has done for them than concentrating on their hurts and frustration.
MME ANITA DESILETS in Ottawa, Ontario0
Hello, Bonjour, Tánishi, Tansi, Qanuipit: Health Care of my Métis Nation, the Métis people of our "Historic Métis Nation Homeland" is my hope. Métis Nation given access to all programs and benefits that are available to First Nations and Inuit people. I wish my Métis Nation, all Indigenous peoples especially Elders and seniors to have an equal opportunity for a better and healthier life. Métis Nation, all Indigenous peoples to receive full healthcare coverage, vision, dental, physical and psychological health care, both insured and uninsured coverage. A healthy people gives rise to a healthier environment, community and nation. Thank you, merci beaucoup, marsé (Michif), têniki, qujannamiik. "As we paddle forward together, our voyage to our highest potential is only as fast as the last canoe." Author, John Delbert Hamilton, Citizen, Métis Nation of Ontario.
John Delbert Hamilton in Pembroke, Ontario0