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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.

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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.

Photo: CMHR, Ian McCausland

Our journey so far.

Discover the story behind the Canadian Museum for Human Rights 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.

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.

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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.

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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 Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Photo: CMHR

Experience a museum that is world renowned.

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.

The Witness Blanket

We were honoured to host The Witness Blanket in 2016. Created by artist Carey Newman, The Witness Blanket is an art installation made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from residential schools and other sites. The exhibition recognizes the atrocities of Indian Residential schools, honours the children and symbolizes ongoing reconciliation.

Large artwork consisting of objects set in cedar frames.

Photo: CMHR, Jessica Sigurdson

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