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ARTiculate Our Rights

July 15 to October 31, 2020

What human rights matter to youth today? What kind of future do they envision? In this vibrant art exhibition, Manitoba youth express their views about human rights for themselves, their families, and their communities. Their thought‐provoking artwork covers a range of issues that impact us all.

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A colourful collage of artwork. In one section, the image of a bloody, brown clenched fist has the words, "I matter" underneath. Another section contains images of diverse faces, with the words "une" and "voice" above it. One section is full of a network of squiggly lines and the words "Yes", "No" and "Bipolar". Another section includes the images of two smiling young men of different racial backgrounds.

Systemic racism and discrimination review

The first phase of the review is complete. A report by the external, independent reviewer is now available. The Museum’s Board of Trustees has committed to taking both short‐term and long‐term action to address these important issues.

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Exterior view of the Museum.

Learn about human rights at home

We offer education programs and resources to support teachers and students in their efforts to keep learning during the COVID‐19 pandemic.

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The life and death of Elzéar Goulet

By Karine Duhamel

Elzéar was raised in the Métis trapping and trading tradition and was killed for his role in the Red River Resistance. His story reflects the long struggle for Métis rights that includes the founding of Manitoba.

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Riders on horseback with arrows and lances drawn ride across a rolling prairie landscape towards a herd of buffalo.

Could you keep hope alive if you were imprisoned for 27 years?

By Matthew McRae

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Nelson Mandela, an older black man with graying hair, forms a raised fist with his right hand and holds it above his head. With his left, he is holding hands with Winnie Mandela, a black woman with dark hair. She is smiling and has formed a raised fist with her left hand, mirroring Nelson Mandela’s raised fist. A large crowd is gathered behind them.

Claiming our rights as a transgender family

By Amanda Jetté Knox

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A smiling family of six in a living room.


Plan your visit


Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0L5


Open Today:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Adult General Admission:



We’re working on upcoming events.

In the meantime, check out our past events (since March 2018).

Photo: Lindsay Winter Photography


Time to Act: Rohingya Voices

June 16, 2019 to March 28, 2021

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Rohingya women, children and men wade through waist-high muddy river water. Some carry young children, while others carry bags of possessions, including household items.

Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War

October 2019 to November 2020

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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 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.

Photo: CMHR, Scott Gillam