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
"My wish for Canada in the next 150 years is that we may live in a country where hunger and poverty are no longer an issue. Provides opportunities and education to all who need. A peaceful Canada!"Made by Anonymous in Winnipeg, Manitoba
"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
"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
"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
I wish for a truly meaningful acknowledgement of the original people of this land (Turtle Island).
Anonymous in Halifax, Nova Scotia1
For the renewal of the my culture and awareness/action for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Poppy in Halifax, Nova Scotia1
I wish that indigenous people's problems get really better with cooperation with non-indigenous people.
Ayeso in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
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 Scotia0
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 Scotia0
My wish is for more indigenous issues to be solved and equality for all.
Fred in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
I wish for clean water for all indigenous people in Canada.
Jim Cruddas in Halifax, Nova Scotia1
My wish is to recognize our country's complicity in genocide and violations of human rights! #dobettertrudeau
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, Ontario1
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 Columbia0
My wish is to improve mental health among Aboriginal people.
Macy Homel in Kamloops, British Columbia0
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, Ontario0
That indigenous people get their rights that belong to them and make them feel more welcomed throughout society.
Zaina in Brampton, Ontario0
To help us continue the work of reconciliation and build communities of understanding.
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, Ontario0
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, Ontario0
My wishes for Canada is to recognize the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and the poverty among the indigenous communities.
Julyann J in Brantford, Ontario0
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, Ontario0
Indigenous Rights, all of them, and full recognition of Indigenous issues and histories in schools and government.
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.
I wish that aboriginal people get back their lands so that they could live happily and healthy.
Respect for the rights and privileges of First Nations peoples living in reserves.
My wish for Canada is for Canada to end the aboriginal water crisis.
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 Scotia1
I wish for more rights and better living conditions for aboriginal peoples.
Tanko Strizak in Halifax, Nova Scotia0