There are a lot of things I hope for Canada in the future, especially things that I want to see realized in my lifetime. So, let’s dive into some of my hopes and dreams for the Canada of the future.
Having travelled to many places across Canada, one of my hopes is that Canada preserves its natural beauty. Whether it’s the beaches on either coast, the Rocky Mountains, or the prairies, Canada has a wealth of natural beauty. What worries me is that we take it for granted sometimes, and that one day it may be too late to change our actions to protect certain species or habitats under threat. Climate change and the effects it can have on our natural environment has increasingly become a worry for me, especially after witnessing the glaciers in the mountains start to disappear and experiencing some strange weather. So, I hope that the Canada of the future has preserved its natural landscapes by proactively taking actions to limit climate change effects, including investing in renewable energy projects, limiting single-use plastics, and protecting our water sources.
I hope that the Canada of the future is one that still welcomes everyone with open arms, perhaps even more so than today. No matter what your race, sexual orientation, gender identity, culture, religion, or gender, you should be able to find acceptance in Canada. Unfortunately, Canada still has work to do towards that, especially when it comes to immigrants and LGBTQIA individuals. And there is always the issue of pursuing reconciliation with Canada’s indigenous groups, which means acknowledging the past and present harms Canada has committed against indigenous peoples. I hope that Canada of the future still is a beacon for multiculturalism, but upholds its citizens to a higher standard of acceptance and understanding of other groups.
I hope Canada steps back into more of a leadership role in the future. Not that Canada isn’t already a world leader, but we could be doing a lot more. With the world being as chaotic as it is and facing many great challenges in the coming years, we need leaders that are innovative, collaborative, and aren’t afraid to stand up for what is right. Many of us younger generations are desperately looking for leaders who have a vision for the future that acknowledges the constraints the world is under and are willing to actually take action to address them. Canada could be that leader in the future, and could hopefully lend a hand to those typically and historically left out of the narrative.
I know not everyone will agree with me, but the Canada I want to see in the future will protect our natural beauty, be more accepting of others, and will be an even better world leader. I’ve had the privilege to grow up in this beautiful country and I only wish that future generations will be able to appreciate it too.
If you’d like to share some of your hopes and dreams for Canada in the future, feel free to leave a comment down below.
I’d also like to quickly say thank you to everyone who followed the entire Canadian Writing Challenge over the past week. I appreciate all the support you’ve given the challenge, it’s been a blast writing about my home. If you haven’t read all the other posts, you can click here to find them all.
Thank you all, and I hope you have a fantastic July!