• About

    As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Ottawa Hub of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community is hosting a "Humans of New York" style outdoor photo exhibit called myCanada150 to showcase Canada’s commitment to pluralism.


    The project is run entirely by Ottawa-based young professionals volunteering their time and will feature photos and stories of people from around the world who have made Canada their home. The exhibit will officially launch on Canadian Multiculturalism Day, June 27.


    The Ottawa Global Shapers invite the public to view the photo on Sparks Street and Bank Street in downtown Ottawa. Exhibit attendees are encouraged to join the conversation online using the hashtag #myCanada150.

  • Featured Canadians

    We are no longer accepting submissions for this exhibit. Stay tuned for openings in the future.

  • Community Partners

    The Ottawa Global Shapers Hub


    The Ottawa Hub of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community is a group of young leaders between 20-30 years old committed to "thinking globally, and acting locally" to improve their communities.

  • Canadian Commission for UNESCO


    The Canadian Commission for UNESCO serves as a bridge between Canadians and the vital work of UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. By promoting UNESCO values, priorities and programs in Canada and by bringing the voices of Canadian experts to the international stage, the Commission contributes to a peaceful, equitable and sustainable future that leaves no one behind.


    La Commission canadienne pour l’UNESCO est le lien entre les Canadiennes et Canadiens et le travail essentiel de l’UNESCO—l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’éducation, la science et la culture. Elle assure la promotion des valeurs, priorités et programmes de l’UNESCO au Canada et fait entendre la voix des experts de la société civile à l’international. Par son action, elle contribue à un monde pacifique, équitable et viable qui ne laisse personne derrière.

  • Explore150


    Explore150 is an official Signature Initiative of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. The online platform at Explore150.ca maps over 25,000 Canadian sites of cultural, natural and historic significance from the last 150 years. Through Wish150.ca, Canadians have the opportunity to share their wishes for Canada in the next 150 years celebrated through digital wishing installations, art exhibits and workshops across the country.

  • Donors

    Ottawa Community Foundation


    The Ottawa Community Foundation is a public, non-profit organization created by and for the people of Ottawa. It connects donors who care with causes that matter and serves as a trusted resource for addressing issues and leveraging opportunities in the community. It attracts and manages a growing endowment, the invested earnings of which provide grants to charitable organizations.

  • Carleton University Graduate Students' Association


    The Carleton University Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) offers services, advocacy, and community for over 3,900 graduate students at Carleton University. We work to ensure graduate student representation throughout the university, and advocate at the municipal, provincial and federal levels on several student-related issues.

  • Norton Rose Fulbright


    Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3500 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.




    Interested in sponsorship opportunities for the myCanada150 Photo Exhibit? Please contact us

  • Meet the team!

    Yes, we're all volunteers.

    Jillian Gedeon

    myCanada is true north strong and free.

    Osman Raza

    myCanada is a mosaic.

    Ali Tejpar

    myCanada is home to people of all backgrounds.

    Kamiliya Akkouche

    myCanada is the foundation for the multiple identities that form who I am.

    Eliza Ali

    myCanada is beautiful

    Liora Raitblat

    myCanada is a country of opportunity.

    Arun Raj

    myCanada is an adventure.

    Bryan Tomlinson

    myCanada is sorry it's not sorry that it's the best!

    Daniel Bezalel Richardsen

    myCanada is kind.

  • Graphic Designers

    A special thanks to Andrew MacFarlane for the design and template of the exhibit and to Diana Kolesarova for our introductory panels!


    Thanks to the following volunteers who helped make this happen:

    Paul Dombowsky

    Eliza Ali

    Arun Raj

    Morgan Hector

    Susan Wang - For Good Design


    Thank you to the following translators who have helped us make this exhibit bilingual:

    JF Rover

    Eric Cormier

    David Breault

    Bastien Zara

    Dmitry Bykh

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