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Welcome - Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Inspirational Quote

“Sometimes, folks made us feel strange, but we’re not strange. And those folks – they’ll just have to catch up.”

Sylvester, queer Black disco legend featured in Beyond the Beat

A black person with a soft look in their eyes sits in a director's chair. They wear a stripped top and a shiny ring on his left ring finger. Partially obscured.

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

Be an Upstander Student Showcase

Interact with students presenting their projects for human rights on May 23, 2024.

In a museum gallery, students exhibit projects on easels. Two students speak with adults about their work.

Plan your visit


A Night at the Museum: Culinary delights and human rights

Wednesday, June 12th 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $135 includes dinner, $195 includes dinner and signature drink at each stop

Two smiling couples standing together and posing for a photo in the Museum's tower. Partially obscured.


What Is Two‐Spirit? Part One: Origins

By Scott de Groot

Multicoloured people, birds and other animals walk up a red hill in the centre of the image, approaching from the left and right, looking towards a large birdlike figure within an arch. Stylized trees and plants grow upwards and fill much of the yellow sky. A bear descends from the top left edge and large birds fly in from the top right corner. Within the red area of the hill are a profusion of blue and green turtles, snakes, birds and other animal forms. An archlike shape below contains other creatures. Partially obscured.

The Symbol of Pride

By Karine Duhamel

Two large Pride flags waving proudly in a large crowd. Partially obscured.

Claiming our rights as a transgender family

By Rowan Jetté Knox

A smiling family of six in a living room. Partially obscured.

The Impact of War on Children Worldwide

By Shelly Whitman Ph. D.

White paint peeling off a brown wall. Partially obscured.


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