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Inspirational Quote

“Now is the time for great vigilance and support for our most vulnerable 2SLGBTQI+ community members.”

Michelle Douglas, Purge Survivor and Executive Director of the LGBT Purge Fund

A white woman with a friendly smile has short blond hair, blue eyes and purple-framed glasses. Partially obscured.

Photo: Derek Hille

Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance and Change

Open until September 2024 — Ground‐breaking and history‐making moments when music made a difference.

A black woman holding a megaphone enthusiastically. The background has a colourful star and blue and green mountaineous shapes. Partially obscured.

Pride events at the Museum!

Celebrate Pride with us in May and June, 2024.

Three drag artists holding books are standing in front of a rainbow-themed circle arch.

CMHR, Douglas Little

Talking to Kids about the Israeli‐Palestinian Conflict

Conversations about this conflict in the home, in the classroom and in the community can be challenging. This guide is intended to provide resources that focus on strategies, plans and ideas when talking to children about war and conflict.

The covers of seven books in English and in French.

Plan your visit

Events

Our Summer Solstice during the Egg Laying Moon and Faith

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Cost: Free, registration required

An intersection of words in multiple languages in white text against a slate background. Some of the most prominent English words are: hope, love, resilience, survivor, traditions and strength. Partially obscured.

Ariane Moffat in Concert: Part of Beyond the Beat Music Series

June 28, 2024

Cost: $30 per ticket. Ticket includes complimentary admission to Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance and Change.

A performer is sitting behind a keyboard on stage with beams of blue and white lights and a rainbow flag flying on a pole. Partially obscured.

Inclusive cultural activities mark National Indigenous History Month

June 8, 9, 15, 16, 29 and 30, 2024

Cost: Included with admission

Three colourful dream catchers made from painted wood lie on butterfly-festooned craft paper. Partially obscured.

July 1: Celebrating our Indigenous strength and Canadian connections

July 1, 2024

Cost: Free

Pieces of crafted Indigenous- style clothing, including an orange shirt, pair of pants and made from colourful fabric and ribbon is are laid against a piece of craft paper adorned with flowers and berries. The clothing is includes an orange shirt, a pair of pants with ribbons and a pink tunic decorated with colourful fabric, appliqués and ribbons. The tunic has with a feathered shawl on the shoulders. Partially obscured.

Stories

An interview with Tegan and Sara

By CMHR Curatorial Team

Deux personnes aux cheveux longs en queue de cheval et portant des manteaux d’hiver posent dans le coin d’une pièce en briques peinte en gris. Partially obscured.

How can you make a difference for someone?

By Julia Peristerakis

Six teenagers and a middle-aged woman stand with their arms around each other and are smiling for the camera. They are all wearing pink shirts. Partially obscured.

What Is Two‐Spirit? Part One: Origins

By Scott de Groot

A poster featuring large artwork depicting two faces in dramatic colours and patterns, with background imagery including hands, standing figures and geometric shapes. A large title at the top reads “The 10th Annual International Two Spirit Gathering” and text at the bottom reads “August 27-31, 1997. Onamia, Minnesota.” Partially obscured.

The Symbol of Pride

By Karine Duhamel

Deux grands drapeaux de la Fierté flottant fièrement dans une foule. Partially obscured.

Exhibitions

Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War

October 2019 to March 2025

A group of young women and girls in their teens stand together on the front porch of a building. Most are dressed in white blouses and blue skirts, with two girls also wearing blue sweaters. To the right, a doorway reveals a roomful of students sitting at wooden desks and writing on notepads. Partially obscured.

Climate Justice

June 2022 to December 2024

A crowd of youth hold protest signs and stand behind a large banner that reads “La Terre Mère,” or “mother earth” in English. Partially obscured.

Explore the Museum from home

Join Museum guides for virtual tours of our exhibits and architecture. Download our mobile app to check out the entire Museum, gallery by gallery. Discover our many special online experiences.

A smiling woman with light skin is filmed on a cell phone. She is wearing a lanyard with the words “Be inspired” and standing in front of an exhibit element made of horizontal strips of wood, some decorated with Indigenous art. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Scott Gillam

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