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 hope for Canada in the next 150 years will be free of systemic discrimination against minorities."Made by Michelle Trudel in Winnipeg, Manitoba
"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
"Hopefully form a good relationship with the Aboriginal communities around Canada. Balance religious freedoms with other rights."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
I wish there was more ice in the ocean and that we could stand on it.
Maxx in Richmond, BC0
I wish there were more fish in the ocean and a fish generator at the bottom.
I wish for the ocean to have more animals
Kingston & Sophia in BC0
I wish there were more fish in the ocean, and more dolphins!
I hope that the ocean is always full of animals!
Owen in Richmond, BC0
My wish for Canada in the next 150 years is to enforce laws on saving resources and in particular, water. Canada has such rich water resources and we should appreciate our geographical advantage instead of taking it for granted. I hope that Canadian education can start including some of the fundamental concepts of nature, water, and human interactions. Teaching the younger generation on this concept is important. I would like to see fewer people wasting the water and resource we have and rather just take moment, go out in nature and think: "what if one day all these resources no longer exist?"; Mother Nature gave birth to us, yet we are destroying it. I hope the awareness of water and resources can be spread among Canadian citizens in the next 150 years.
Rebecca Jin in Burnaby0
I wish Canada is able to maintain the ecological diversity it currently has and to be able to be known as a nonpoluted country with great living conditions
Lilian L in Burnaby, British Columbia1
My wish for Canada in the next 150 years is to decrease the amount of water we use. Decreasing our water usage help make it last longer for future generations.
Ehelsan in Edmonton, Alberta0
My wish for Canada in its next 150 years is to have all Canadians be aware of the negative impacts of our actions on other nations, wildlife, and the environment. I wish we can take the time to reflect on our own actions instead of judging other's because that is when personal growth occurs individually and collectively.
Jolene in Edmonton0
In the next 150 years, I hope that all Canadians will become aware of the impact of ocean pollution on not only marine life, but on Canada also. I wish that we work together as a country to minimize the waste we create and take more responsibility in our actions.
Kallie Huynh in Edmonton0
Try to have more strict rules with people hunting, people who do poaching. Also for Mental Health some people can't afford the pills, medicine or treatment ; so they should be cheaper. For trees, we should take less and grow more since it takes years for the trees to grow.
Cielo in Edmonton, Alberta0
My wish is that Canada will find ways to have and use clean energy more than the oil and gases that we are using now.
Sberih in Edmonton, Alberta1
I wish that canada will use less water since it is a limited resource, and that everyone could have access to clean water.
Israa Abougoush in Edmonton, Alberta0
My wish is to have cleaner water. Water is a supply we need in order to live. We need to somehow reduce the contamination of water in one way or another.
Anonymous in Edmonton, Alberta0
That Canada starts actually listening to indigenous communities and the public. WE DON'T WANT PIPELINES! I wish that the government would respect it's promises instead of saying its going to respect indigenous communities and then approving pipelines through their land even though they say that they don't want them. I wish that Canada will stop any and all production and extraction of oil and support clean energy not dirty fossil fuels.
Paul Demke in Ottawa0
Water is a limited resource- once it gets contaminated, it is unusable unless it's filtered through an expensive process. We all must decrease how much we use water, to protect Earth and for the sustainable future
We all must decrease meat consumption, especially beef, to lower the emission of methane and carbon dioxide.
Anonymous in Edmonton, Alberta0
Water is a basic human right- clean water must be provided to all Canadians
My wish is that Canada can find a balance between economic growth and environmental sustainability, and that we can move towards a healthy future.
I wish for Canada to become a leader in reducing global emissions, and encouraging world leaders to reduce emissions within their own countries. I wish to lead by example, as I believe that you must first change yourself before you try to change others. Education is key to bringing global emissions down, providing education and promoting education about the environment will help better the world in terms of its health and longevity.
Amanda To in Kamloops, British Columbia1
My wish is that in 150 years all Canadians are able to depend solely on renewable, or at least clean energy sources, no matter how isolated their community may be. By this time, I hope the government is encouraging to the point where they're even willing to help people switch, and that society is more open-minded accepting to these alternative forms of energy.
Melissa in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories1
My wish for Canada as a society is to focus more on global citizenship, particularly in issues regarding climate change. Canada has the resources to implement greener technologies and incentives as well as more environmentally conscious policies in legislation, yet this progress is not occurring fast enough. Increased environmental education, awareness on environmental conservation, and a deeper sense of appreciation and concern for our natural surroundings is paramount. As Canadians, I believe we are capable of fostering a greater sense of global citizenship and serving as positive examples for all of humanity.
Branda Le in Yellowknife, NT0
I wish there was clean water for ALL Canadians.
Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario1