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"Difference and similarity, intermingling, create a profound richness. This is what la Francophonie is all about."

Antonine Maillet, Acadian author and champion of the French language

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Rendez‐vous de la Francophonie 2023

Enjoy free National Film Board film screenings on demand with friends and family throughout March, Francophonie Month.

Two people dressed in chic clothes smile as confetti falls on them and hold theatre masks, in front of a colourful background.

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Ukrainian Artists United

An intimate look at artists connecting, resisting and healing through the power of music. Their stories, told through images, voiceover and music, provide insight into their lives as people who are impacted by the ongoing war.

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Spring Break 2023

Join us March 25 — April 2 for Spring Break to celebrate the joys of childhood – dancing, singing, playing, laughing, and creating.

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Plan your visit


Two‐Spirit Journeys

Friday, March 31, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

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Elder Ma-Nee Chacaby stands outside surrounded by trees and cabin looking up at the sky playing a drum.

Human Rights Through Film: Women Talking

April 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9, 2023

Cost: Free for members, $8 for general public

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A group of women dressed in head coverings and long dresses are gathered in a barn filled with hay bales and lit by lanterns. Some of them standing and some are sitting while they look to the left.


Five Women Who Should Be Household Names in Canada

By Matthew McRae

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 Six red dresses are suspended in air on hangers in front of a backdrop. The backdrop features an image of a birch wood forest with more red dresses hanging in it.

Language rights are human rights

By Rémi Courcelles

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A stop sign and street sign in both English and French are seen in front of trees.

Pass the Mic: Let’s Talk About Racism

By Sarah Adomako-Ansah

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Photo on the left – A biracial man dressed in drag. He is wearing a black headpiece, black leather gloves, a black leather dress and and black and white sweater. Photo in the centre – a Black woman wearing black and red Athletic gear, jumping. She has blonde braids. Photo on the right – a Sikh-Canadian man, smiling, wearing a black and white striped sweater, blue and brown pants, boots, and an orange turban, in the snow in front of a cabin.

What is the Doctrine of Discovery?

By Travis Tomchuk

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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.


Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War

October 2019 to November 2023

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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.

Explore Canada’s proclamation through augmented reality 

August 2019 to March 2023

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A visitor's hands hold a tablet that carries an image of four animated people including a little boy, a young Indigenous woman, a man wearing an apron and a woman judge.

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.

Photo: CMHR, Scott Gillam