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 a truly meaningful acknowledgement of the original people of this land (Turtle Island).

Anonymous in Halifax, Nova Scotia

For the renewal of the my culture and awareness/action for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Poppy in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish that indigenous people's problems get really better with cooperation with non-indigenous people.

Ayeso in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for clean drinking water on reserves and truly equal opportunities. For all Canadians to love and understand each other.

Anonymous in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for a Canada where Indigenous and Settlers (who we all are) can all live in harmony and have the same rights.

Aidan in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is for more indigenous issues to be solved and equality for all.

Fred in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for clean water for all indigenous people in Canada.

Jim Cruddas in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is to recognize our country's complicity in genocide and violations of human rights! #dobettertrudeau

Anonymous

My wish is that more work, thought and coverage will be put into the indigenous youth suicide crisis. Which will in turn hopefully help eliminate mental health and indigenous people's stigma and struggle.

Charlotte Mamer in Ottawa, Ontario

I wish we raise awareness for First Nations that who have been from hell and back to be were they are today in our screwed up society.

Samuel Elwood in Kamloops, British Columbia

My wish is to improve mental health among Aboriginal people.

Macy Homel in Kamloops, British Columbia

My wish for Canada is that First Nation peoples of Canada are treated equally as normal Canadians and that they have peace and freedom.

Abhinayan Sayanthan in Brampton, Ontario

That indigenous people get their rights that belong to them and make them feel more welcomed throughout society.

Zaina in Brampton, Ontario

To help us continue the work of reconciliation and build communities of understanding.

Anonymous

We come up with a caring, meaningful resolution to First Nations, Métis and Inuit concerns. Abolish reserves, support them where they're at.

Ama in Kitchener, Ontario

The rights of the indigenous peoples are still unfair and ongoing. We are on their land, we should respect and talk about the treaty every day. At school, home with friends, everywhere.

Jade Graham in Paris, Ontario

My wishes for Canada is to recognize the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and the poverty among the indigenous communities.

Julyann J in Brantford, Ontario

My wish for Canada is going and acknowledging the native people and then working to make them feel included, getting more native people into the government and being even more inclusive.

Kiki B in Brantford, Ontario

Indigenous Rights, all of them, and full recognition of Indigenous issues and histories in schools and government.

Hannah T.

I wish for Canada to recognize its First Nations population and actually work with their leaders to help them with fresh and clean drinking water, basic human rights, and improve infrastructure in their communities (like schools). As well as teach students in Canada the real, in-depth history of Canada's faults and our present-day issues that cause pain to so many people, issues that have lasted 150 years with no relief.

Anonymous

I wish that aboriginal people get back their lands so that they could live happily and healthy.

Anonymous

Respect for the rights and privileges of First Nations peoples living in reserves.

Anonymous

My wish for Canada is for Canada to end the aboriginal water crisis.

Anonymous

I wish for better livingn conditions in Indigenous communities, with adequate health services, clean water, and secure homes for all. We need to advance beyond 150 years of the Indigenous genocide.

Kitty in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I wish for more rights and better living conditions for aboriginal peoples.

Tanko Strizak in Halifax, Nova Scotia

#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