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About Us

We strive to build understanding, promote respect and encourage reflection.

Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights.

An overhead view of people walking on a white circle on the floor. Each person is surrounded by a bubble of projected, colourful light. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

Our commitment to human rights

Our mandate is to explore the subject of human rights, with special but not exclusive reference to Canada, in order to enhance the public's understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others, and to encourage reflection and dialogue.

Five people in a museum gallery. Two sit on a bench. Three people, including one in a wheelchair, are on a circular area where bubbles of coloured light are projected on the floor. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Ian McCausland

Our journey so far

Discover the story behind the Museum and the path we've taken to realize our vision.

Looking down through the Museum’s cross-crossing alabaster ramps as people move through them. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

A landmark for human rights

While most visitors come for the stories inside our walls, the design and construction of our building is in itself a story, full of interesting facts and features.

Ten people in hard hats and safety vests stand in front of a large, unique-looking building. The grounds are muddy and unfinished.

Photo: CMHR, Dan Harper

Explore the architect's vision

Taking visitors on an upward journey, from darkness to light, our building and its design play a large role in telling the story of human rights.

A close-up shot of a section of overlapping glass panes from a much larger architectural installation.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

Open and accountable leadership

View corporate reports, explore how the Museum sets priorities and meet our Board of Trustees.

View from inside the Tower of Hope at the Museum.

Photo: CMHR, Jessica Sigurdson

An equitable and inclusive workplace

Find out how we are working towards an equitable and inclusive museum by reviewing our “Creating an Equitable Museum” framework and reports. Review ongoing actions being taken to ensure our vision is achieved. 

Exterior view of the Museum.

Experience a world-renowned museum

Since opening in 2014, we've received international awards and recognition for our work and the visitor experience we offer. We're proud to celebrate the achievements of our hard work while shining a spotlight on the world of human rights.

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