Awards and Accolades

Celebrating excellence and commitment.

We’re honoured to have received national and international recognition across many fields of activity, including accessible and inclusive design, architecture, communications, construction, cultural leadership, education and financial management.

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2019

October 2019 Campaign of the Year

Signature Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Advertising Association of Winnipeg for its marketing campaign "27 minutes for 27 years" to promote the Mandela: Struggle for Freedom exhibition

October 2019 Best Radio – Single

Signature Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Advertising Association of Winnipeg for its radio single "For the Struggle," supporting the Mandela: Struggle for Freedom exhibition

October 2019 Merit Award – Broadcast Single or Series

Signature Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Advertising Association of Winnipeg in the category Broadcast over $20,000 for its video "Take a Seat for Viola"

October 2019 Merit Award – Broadcast (Made in Manitoba)

Signature Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Advertising Association of Winnipeg for its video "27 minutes for 27 years" for the Mandela: Struggle for Freedom exhibition

October 2019 Merit Award – Logo/Wordmark

Signature Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Advertising Association of Winnipeg for the Mandela wordmark

October 2019 Merit Award – Large-scale experiential

Signature Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Advertising Association of Winnipeg for the Mandela jail cell decal placed in different locations throughout Winnipeg

October 2019 Gold – Digital

ICE Awards

Presented to Arrivals + Departures for their work on “27 minutes for 27 years,” the Canadian Museum for Human Rights' video to promote Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

October 2019 Gold – Integrated Campaign

ICE Awards

Presented to Arrivals + Departures for their work on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ entire marketing campaign to promote Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

October 2019 Gold – Non-traditional

ICE Awards

Presented to Arrivals + Departures for their work on the Mandela cell decal, part of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ marketing campaign to promote Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

October 2019 Merit – Radio Single

ICE Awards

Presented to Arrivals + Departures for their work on the radio ad "For the struggle," part of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ marketing campaign for Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

October 2019 Merit – Digital

Ice Awards

Presented to Arrivals + Departures for their work on “Take a seat for Viola,” the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ video about Viola Desmond and Canada's new $10 bill

September 2019 Marketing Excellence Award

Manitoba Tourism Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for “27 minutes for 27 years,” the marketing campaign supporting Mandela: Struggle for Freedom.

August 2019 Summit Creative Award

Summit International Awards

Presented to Camp Pacific for their work on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights website

June 2019 Interaction Award

Core77 Design Awards
Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for Mandela: Struggle for Freedom – Poster-Making Activity

May 2019 Best Marketing Campaign of the Year (over $2500)

Winnipeg Tourism Awards of Distinction

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for the Mandela: Struggle for Freedom “27 minutes for 27 years” campaign

April 2019 Best Exhibition Media or Experience: Non-immersive Category

GLAMi Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for Mandela: Struggle for Freedom – Poster-Making Activity, by MuseWeb

2018

September 2018 Best Temporary Exhibition Marketing (Silver)

International Design and Communications Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by Agenda

2017

December 2017 Advancing Human Rights Education

National Black Canadians Summit Awards

Presented to Vice-President Angela Cassie in honour of the International Decade of People of African Descent in Canada

June 2017 Best Non-profit Social Media Marketing Campaign

Hashtag Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by SocialWest

May 2017 Best Architecture

Doors Open Winnipeg People's Choice Award

Presented by Heritage Winnipeg

May 2017 Inducted into the Circle of Excellence

Accessible Cities Award

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Rick Hansen Foundation

March 2017 Design and Building Award

Spirit of Winnipeg Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

2016

December 2016 IAUD 2016 Gold Award

Category of Public Space

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the International Association for Universal Design

November 2016 Best Scenography for a permanent collection (Gold)

International Design and Communications Awards

Presented to Ralph Appelbaum Associates for their exhibition design work in CMHR by Agenda

September 2016 Best Soft Power Cultural Organization

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by Leading Culture Destinations Awards

August 2016 International Architecture Award

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

May 2016 Financial Leadership Award

Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management

Presented to Susanne Robertson, Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)

MAY 2016 Manitoba Communicator of the Year Award

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for communications surrounding The Witness Blanket exhibition, by the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society

April 2016 Outstanding Achievement in Education

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for the Spirit Panel Project, by the Canadian Museums Association

April 2016 Outstanding Achievement in New Media

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for the Speak Truth to Power Canada program, by the Canadian Museums Association

February 2016 Interpretation Canada Awards of Excellence - Silver

Personalized Interpretation category

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for the Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour, by Interpretation Canada

2015

December 2015 Good Design Award

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

December 2015 National Cultural Tourism Award

Federal-Provincial-Territorial Culture/Heritage and Tourism Initiative

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

November 2015 1st Place in the Short video competition

National Association for Interpretation Media

Presented to North Shore for the film "Childhood Denied: Indian Residential Schools and Their Legacy," produced for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

November 2015 Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada

November 2015 Merit Award - Interactive Exhibits category

HOW International Design Award
Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by HOW

October 2015 Premier’s Awards for Design Excellence

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba.

October 2015 Access Awards

Leadership Award for the Advancement of Accessible Environmental Design, and Award of Excellence in Accessible Architectural Design

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the City of Winnipeg

September 2015 Best App (Gold)

International Design and Communications Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by Agenda

September 2015 Silver Plume Award

Canada’s Best New or Improved Attractions for Summer

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by Where Canada

August 2015 2016 Gold Award

Graphis Competitions Design Annual

Presented to Ralph Appelbaum Associates for their work at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

June 2015 Applied Arts Interactive Award

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by Applied Arts Inc.

May 2015 European Design Award - Silver

Presented to Gagarin for their work at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

May 2015 Jodi Awards

For innovation and excellence in the use of digital media

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Jodi Mattes Trust Awards

April 2015 Muse Awards

Two gold, one silver and one bronze for innovation in digital media

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the American Alliance of Museums

April 2015 Workforce Planning and Talent Management Award

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba

March 2015 New Partner in Immigrant Employment Award

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Manitoba Start Employer Awards

February 2015 Corporate Award

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons at the 31st Great Valentine Gala

2014

November 2014 Named one of Canada’s Outstanding Employers

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by The Learning Partnership

November 2014 National Project of the Year

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by CMD

October 2014 Presidential Award of Excellence

Manitoba Masonry Design Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Antoine Predock and Architecture 49

October 2014 Award of Excellence

Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

October 2014 The Schreyer Award

Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards

Presented to Neb Erakovic, Principal, Yolles, a CH2M Hill Company, for the most technically innovative project, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

October 2014 National Steel Design Award, Engineering

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

May 2014 Global Best Cultural Project

Engineering News-Record Global Best Projects Awards

Presented to the project team at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

2013

June 2013 Ontario Steel Design Awards, Award of Excellence –

Projects Constructed Outside of Ontario category

Presented to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction