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
"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
"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
"Hopefully form a good relationship with the Aboriginal communities around Canada. Balance religious freedoms with other rights."Made by Anonymous in Winnipeg, Manitoba
"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
My wish is to have full recognition of French as the second official language in Canada across the country.
Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario0
My wish is schools make more effort for cultural event as they are important.
Natalie D. in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
My wish is that we're still around as a diverse, united country, that cherishes and protects all its peoples and environment.
Sara K. in Halifax, Nova Scotia1
My wish is that we do not lose our history as a people and we do not forget to acknowledge our past instead of looking at videos of cats.
Sean Fletcher in Ottawa, Ontario0
a lot of cultures and history is unknown in Canada. People may know of some cultures but they don't know what it is and what it's about. If somebody has a different cultural belief, they might be looked down upon. I also wish for Canad to honour indigenous rights and treaties. The culture should be embraced and accepted. Indigenous people should not feel discriminated against for who they are. Canadians should be educated in Indigenous history as it is unknown by a lot of Canadians. Indigenous culture and history should be known and embraced. Not hidden away.
Michelle Miller in Hagersville, Ontario0
For the Newfoundland Government to stop relying on large businesses and start investing in cultural community growth through smaller business and communication with rural communities on how they can grow and develop into strong and sustainable communities. The communication and education of rural youth is critical in regards to their position and identity in such a globalized world. By stating this process early, we create more youth retention, youth get a sense of what they can bring to their community and work to contribute to it rather than run away from it. Each community is vastly different with a diverse history and through education we can utilize these differences to create strong communities with a sense of focus in the direction of their growth. -CREATE CULTURAL COMMUNITY BUILDING JOBS WITH HANDS ON EDUCATORS who work to better the overall province one small area at a time
Caitlin Bolduc Whelan in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador0
To appreciate cultural activities
Alexander in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador0
I wish to learn the true history of Canada.
Heather in Halifax, Nova Scotia1
To still have our multi-cultural mosaic.
Anonymous in Scarborough, Ontario0
To continue being a peaceful & awesome country
Enid in Scarborough, Ontario0
Make National Aboriginal Day a statutory holiday in Canada
Alice in Toronto, Ontario1
For people to really understand what it means to be aboriginal in Canada
Anonymous in Toronto, Ontario0
My wish is to get a heritage walk at the kneehill historical museum.
I wish for more respect and official protection of our natural environment. I also wish for the resolution of the multiple historic issues the are afflicting our First Peoples. So they can regain their land, language, and culture.
Katr in Edmonton0
For reconciliation with the indigenous and equal happiness from ocean to ocean
Jenny in Green Gables, PEI0
I wish for reconciliation and a country that everyone can celebrate
Rebecca in Green Gables, PEI0
That Canadians always maintain a sense of their own unique identity and never lose sight of it
Anonymous in Green Gables, PEI0
I think there should be way more Mi`kmaq celebrations
Isabella in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
My wish for Canada is for more humans to speak up and make a change
Liah in Halifax, Nova Scotia0
Other countries might fall....But Canada will stand strong
Anonymous in Mississauga, Ontario0
For province of Nova Scotia to declare/acknowledge that this is “unceded” territory
Anonymous in Halifax, Nova Scotia1
My wish is to be able to conserve the culture that exists in Canada today. Canada is such a diverse country where many different cultures can be seen in different areas in a city which allows residents be who they want to be. I hope that Canada will be able to retain its diversity and acceptance to everyone and all the different cultures.
Mildred Chan in Markham, Ontario0
To retain its diversity and acceptance from different kinds of cultures around the world. I would also love for you to help our First Nations community flourish in our growing society and preserve their traditions to keep their culture alive. I'm glad I live here in Canada to witness multiculturalism at its finest.
Aerin Macaso in Calgary0
My wish is that the government will officially recognize that residential schools were real, and like Germany, try and reconcile by making it something that students,like me, actually learn properly. Learn about intergenerational abuse, what kids were forced to do, compare it to the holocaust, and make sure kids know that it did happen but if we learn we can make things better for all the indegineous people who still suffer to this day.
Dustyn in Kamloops, British Columbia0
I wish that Canada opens up it's doors to more cultures' foods and/or restaurants.
Ryan in Toronto, Ontario0