Community Corridor

A space for community installations at the Museum

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Multi-coloured origami cranes strung together vertically and hung on a wall.

Photo: CMHR, Jamie Morneau

Event series details

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights invites community groups and individuals to apply to have their human rights‐inspired visual pieces displayed in the Community Corridor. This space provides a platform where community members can share their work and lead meaningful dialogue on human rights.

How to Apply

In order to apply please complete the submission form.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must meet certain criteria in order to be considered for display in the Community Corridor.

A visual piece may consist of several separate elements so long as the full piece does not exceed the following limitations:

  • Maximum height: 80 inches (203 cm)
  • Maximum length: 200 inches (508 cm)
  • Maximum individual weight for a single element: 50 pounds (22.7 kg)
  • Maximum combined weight: 250 pounds (113.4 kg)

Durability: The successful applicant’s visual piece will be placed in an open environment where the public will be in contact with the piece. All elements of the piece must be securely attached.

Applications Open

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Applications Close

Friday, May 13, 2022

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Current display

New Beginnings – Photos from immigrant and refugee youth on display at CMHR

"New Beginnings" – Photos from immigrant and refugee youth on display at CMHR
Photo: CMHR, Jamie Morneau

New Beginnings shares the experiences and dreams of immigrant and refugee youth through photographs. It is the result of a photography project called “Youth Lens” that took place from September 2020 to June 2021 with 72 young refugees and immigrants in Ottawa.

Organized by U SHINE Movement, the project brought together youth to help them share their experiences and dreams for the future through images. Youth learned from professional photographers and each other through workshops, which also encouraged lively exchanges between participants about rights, freedoms and Canadian values, building bridges of understanding and friendship.

New Beginnings is on display in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights from December 10, 2021 to June 13, 2022.

Learn more:
Photos from immigrant and refugee youth on display at CMHR

Past Displays

A Thousand Paper Cranes

Three men stand beside a colourful artwork made of one thousand folded paper cranes. Two of the men are wearing traditional Japanese clothing. The other man is wearing a jean shirt and bolo tie.
Photo: CMHR, Jamie Morneau

In 2021, the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba encouraged their members to fold paper cranes to show support for the children who died while attending Indian residential schools across Canada. By September 2021, they had received more than 6,500 colourful origami birds which they used to create five senbazuru (mobiles of 1,000 cranes) one of which was put on display at the Museum.

National Story Blanket

In 2018, the National Story Blanket was displayed in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. This blanket represents the visions of Indigenous and non‐Indigenous youth for reconciliation and decolonization in their communities. In order to create this blanket, youth across Canada took part in the Youth Reconciliation Initiative leadership program with Canadian Roots Exchange, an organization that aims to build relationships of respect and cultural exchange between Indigenous and non‐Indigenous youth. Together, participants organized dialogue events aiming to meaningfully connect youth across Canada.