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

For Canada to stop using red light cameras

Dan in Georgetown, Ontario

My wish to treat people equally.

Ava in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is that all Canadians will be treated equally regardless of where they come from and when.

D. Howe in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish for the Canadian government, Aboriginal communities and Canadian Coast to Coast can unite and find solutions for the numerous issues plaguing these communities (clean water, shelter and a home).

Bianca in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is for racism to stop.

K. Roberts in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is for equal rights for men and women.

K. Roberts in Halifax, Nova Scotia

My wish is for equal pay for women.

Alexis

My wish is that men and women treat each other right.

Tiana Dolliuel in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

My wish for Canada is that boys and girls get treated the same in every which way, no matter what they look like.

Kaylee Fudge in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

My wish is that everyone has the same rights.

Nicholas David Borwn in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

My wish for Canada in the next 150 years is for people to all get treated the same

Emilie Bird in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

My wish for Canada is for everyone to get treated the same.

Kelsey in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

I just want peace. Peace is a gift to each other.

Logan Hammond in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

My wish is everybody will be treated the same way.

Brynn in Ottawa

My wish is for everyone no matter what age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity be treated as equal.

Finley Briggs-Webb in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish is that there be no racism.

Moira Vasper in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish is that everyone should have equal rights.

Catherine in Ottawa, Ontario

The rights of gay and lesbian people to be the same as everyone else.

Lauren in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish is for all children to have a happy home.

Reem in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish for Canada is for women and men to be paid the same.

Lauren in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish for Canada is to take action and highlight issues such as racism, discrimination against the LGBTQA+ community and to help the first nation community seek justice and equal rights. Don't dodge the issues, address them, take action and move forward.

Skye Ferguson in Ottawa, Ontario

My wish is that everyone will treat people equal no matter who they are black or white, gay or straight. We are all people.

Samuel Elwood in Kamloops, British Columbia

My wish is we respect each other no matter where you are from, or what your past is.

Raisa Dewan in Kamloops, British Columbia

I wish that there will be no inequality, no matter man nor woman, sexuality, gender identity, language, religion, disability (physical or mental) or race.

Skylar Bennett in Kamloops, British Columbia

I wish that everyone is treated equally, no matter what their religion is or what colour skin they have, how they identify themselves or what gender they are because in the end we aren't that different.

Brooklyn Martin in Kamloops, British Columbia

#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