Collaborating to Deliver Unique Education Opportunities
Once the Museum opens, we strive to be a centre of learning for students – from kindergarten to university to post-doctoral and beyond. One of the ways in which we will be able to do that is through partnerships with international education centres that share a similar mandate to our own. We are starting to build partnerships with organizations and institutions from Canada and internationally to help us achieve our goals.
To this end, the Museum welcomed the French Ambassador to Canada Philip Zeller, the President of Lower Normandy (France) Laurent Beauvais, and several other dignitaries from France on the construction site of the CMHR earlier this month. Included here are some photos of the delegation from France as they visit the construction site of the Museum.
The French delegation was in Winnipeg signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Province of Manitoba to formalize a partnership between their respective sub-national governments. One of the items included in the MOU was a reference to collaboration between the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and International Institute for Human Rights and Peace (2IDHP) in Caen, France.
Like the CMHR, 2IDHP is focused on raising awareness of human rights and peace, encouraging reflection, and offering people the opportunity to learn more about human rights and peace. We look forward to pursuing a collaborative relationship with them as we work towards inauguration. Through collaboration with 2IDHP and other human rights education programs, the Museum will be able to offer visitors and students alike unique educational opportunities not available anywhere else in the world; programs that will empower them to become agents of change in support of human rights.