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Welcome - Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Inspirational Quote

“So much history can be lost if no one tells the story – so I tell the stories. This is my way of fighting for social change.”

Alanis Obomsawin, Abenaki filmmaker and singer featured in Beyond the Beat

An Abenaki woman standing next to a podium speaking into a mic wearing a business casual blue dress. Partially obscured.

Photo: Cinema Politica. CC-BY-NC 2.0.

Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance and Change

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

A mic is at the center of a multi-coloured star. The background has a colourful star and blue and green mountaineous shapes. Partially obscured.

Talking to Kids about the Israeli‐Palestinian Conflict

A guide 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.

Indigenous history and human rights

Discover the stories of Indigenous people and communities. Learn about Canada's history of colonialism and genocide. Reflect on how we can collectively work towards reconciliation.

A carved wooden box, showing the carved face of a person with a painted red hand over their mouth.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

Plan your visit


Shad in Concert

Friday, August 2, 2024

Cost: Free; registration is required

A blue-toned image of a black man wearing a cap and dark hoodie in front of a checkered backdrop with thick red lines. Partially obscured.

Black History Manitoba presents Emancipation Celebration

Friday, August 2, 2024

Cost: Free; registration is required

A group of six black performers standing on stage with colourful backlighting. Partially obscured.

The right to be known: Coming together to learn and create

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

Cost: Free, registration required

Square tiles of various colours and placed randomly are photographed from above, creating a pixellated effect. Partially obscured.

Culinary Night at the Museum

Wednesday, October 9, 2024, 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. seatings

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

A server's hand holding a plate of steak with garnishes is in focus in the forefront with a table of diners shown in the blurred background. Partially obscured.


Treaty 3: Honouring its truths

By Carlie Kane

Mist rises off a large, calm lake surrounded by an evergreen forest. Partially obscured.

Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket

Large artwork consisting of objects set in cedar frames. Partially obscured.

What is the Doctrine of Discovery?

By Travis Tomchuk

Two people in braids and ribbon skirts raise fists and hold a large cloth banner reading “RESCIND THE DOCTRINE” on the steps of an enormous cathedral. Partially obscured.

The intergenerational effects of displacement

By Damhat Zagros

Watercolour painting of a group of adults and children, their faces obscured, standing in a field. All the women’s heads are covered and most people are carrying backpacks and have things in their hands. 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