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Welcome - Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Inspirational Quote

“When we begin to hear speeches that dehumanize people, the alarm bells should go off.”

Jacques Rwirangira, former Vice-President, PAGE-Rwanda

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Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance and Change

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

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Ukrainian Artists United

February 1, 2023 — ongoing

Cost: Free with admission

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Would you risk your life to expose a violation of human rights?

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Plan your visit


Niska Pisim (Goose Moon): A return to happiness

April 27, 2024

Cost: Free, registration required

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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

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Us vs. Them: The process of othering

By Clint Curle

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Heartbeat of a People

By Dave McLeod

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Justice after genocide: Rwandan Canadian community activism

By Jeremy Maron

A group of people walking down a street with sign that reads “Commémoration du génocide contre les Tutsi du Rwanda. Avril-Juillet 1994.”. Partially obscured.

Remembering the Srebrenica Genocide

By Jeremy Maron

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Strength in Numbers: The Polish Solidarity Movement

January 2020 to August 2024

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Climate Justice

June 2022 to June 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.

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Photo: CMHR, Scott Gillam