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 Canada would totally eliminate homelessness specially for teenagers. Everyone is entitled to a roof over their heads. Projects that would protect the vulnerable from family problems, mental health issues, and drug addiction should be in place. I urge everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, gender, political affiliation, and religious preferences, to unite and end poverty.

Joeherbert Cenina in Ottawa, Ontario

I hope Canadian youth can grow up in a safer community, where we don't have to be terrified when simply walking around the neighborhood.

Anonymous in Edmonton, Alberta

The living conditions of the Indigenous is still terrible. I hope the Canadian government would recognize how important Indigenous people are to our community, and provide them with necessary things they need

Anonymous in Edmonton, Alberta

I wish that everyone will love everyone and there will be no minorities. Every Canadian will be living a happy life.

Abigail in Vancouver, British Columbia

I wish human have right to live as they want no have right have right to judge a another person

Mariam Shahzadi in Brampton, Ontario

I wish human rights education became mandatory curriculum for all Canadian schools and at faculties of education at university.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

I wish to dispel the stigma around sexual orientation and gender identity and not only discuss but implement equal rights for all.

Anonymous in Ottawa, Ontario

I wish there is no racism in Canada in the next 150 years.

Emma Kim in Calgary

My wish for Canada is: 1) to end hunger and for everyone to have a home so no one lives on the street. 2) for a greater understanding that extends beyond the colour of our skin and to end racism. 3) for every animal to be loved and have a home so they can stop being abused. 4) to have rights even if we are with another male or woman 5) to stand against violence. 6) to have a voice

Hannah in Calgar, Cantabria

My wish for Canada is to end racism so it could be safer for everybody.

Lataika Sit-oLato in Calgary

My wish for Canada is to end racism.

Jalat D. in Calgary

I wish Canada was better and those bad people should stop swearing and killing innocent people.

Wendell in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for us to learn more about black history and about other countries.

Alaker in Calgary

My wish for Canada is that everyone will be equal and treated fairly and for them to be accepted for who they are.

Alysha in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for people to show love and kindness to others. Even if they are not from here they should treat people the same way as they want to be treated by others.

Rexmare Custodio in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for all humans to have human rights and to be able to travel to other countries with out racism.

Natnacel Asname in Calgary

My wish for Canada is to understand things around us. Less judgement and more respect. Respect people, environment, and community.

Anonymous in Calgary

My wish for Canada is 1) that people respect each other more and less racism. 2) help more people who needs help. 3) less litter. 4) people have more rights for equality 5) the government respect people's opinions.

Anonymous in Calgary, Alberta

My wish for Canada is to stop racism because Canada is a free country with respect and we need to respect people from other countries.

Rofri in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for: 1) there to be less racism to every culture and let people be what they want to be or do. 2) for every culture to have their own religion and what they respect.

Chloe Martin in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for respect for all human beings.

Halley in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for there to be less swearing and better people.

Dawson in Calgary

My wish for Canada is for there to be less rude people and more understanding of others. I wish there wasn't so many biased people when it comes to age, sex and race.

Tony in Calgary

My wish for Canada is no skin colour. Everyone could help each other! I hope Canada will be better and better.

Evelyn Wang in Calgary

My wish for Canada is to fully stop racism and stop making fun of LGBTQ2A orientated individuals.

Anonymous in Calgary

#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