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 that people would stop polluting the ocean.

Sofia in Richmond, BC

I wish that people would stop throwing garbage in the ocean.

Oceana in Richmond, BC

i wish that no one will throw garbage in the ocean.


I wish people wouldn't throw plastic bags in the ocean.

Wilson in Richmond, BC

I wish community support and love was a more important focus in everyone's lives (developing countries may not have material, but understand community development).

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish for Canada is to improve it as a nation and build it to be a stable country which can have the ability to withhold the future of the planet.

Billy Scott in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for more schools and to stop cutting down trees.

Davina in Calgary, Alberta

My wish for Canada is for safer roads and respectful drivers.

Sam in Calgary, Alberta

My wish is to cultivate compassion and empathy for all beings and value and respect one and all with love, peace and equanimity..we are on sacred land and all beings are sacred.

Jaya in Edmonton

More people explore our country

Daniel in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

For Canada to maintain it's beauty: Landscape and hospitality Attitude and action peacekeeping and justice fighting beautiful rhyme and tranquil spirit

Tienna Ly in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Fund ALL graduate students, not just sciences. Humanities and social sciences have value too!


I wish that people would stop being so apathetic about environmental issues!

Steph in Vancouver

I wish for world peace and all Canadians to be considered equal, regardless of race, color, gender, culture and religious beliefs. Also, I wish that all violence would stop.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

Je souhaite que le Canada développé un programme de revenu de base, et qu'il renouvelle son système de santé pour que tous ont accès gratuit et efficace.

Lily in Ottawa, Ontario

To be the most nicest country.

Natasha in Ottawa, Ontario

Je souhaite qu'il n'y ai plus de sans abris.

Amélie A. in Ottawa, Ontario

Je souhait que le Canada ne fasse pas de violence.

Alice L. in Ottawa, Ontario

I wish everybody can be nice.

Maicy in Ottawa, Ontario

Hopefully we will not make the same mistakes! Let's all work together to make a strong Canada. Become more sustainable. Love and respect each other.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

Freedom from our ideas and beliefs that separate rather than unit us (and more chocolate)!

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

Invest in Ottawa's poverty reduction strategy.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

Peace and Love.

Mathilde in Ottawa, Ontario

That there will be no bullies in schools.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish for Canada is to be around and safe.

Aurelia in Ottawa, Ontario

#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