Past Events: Past Events

We explore human rights from many different angles and perspectives. Check out our past events (since March 2018).


Past Events listing

August 2022

Mark Emancipation Day at the CMHR 

August 5, 2022

Cost: Free community event; RSVP required.

Location: MTS Classrooms, Buhler Hall

Une salle bondée de gens regardant un artiste dessiner sur une grande toile blanche sur scène.

July 2022

Métis Memories of Residential Schools: A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

July 28, 2022 to January 13, 2023

Cost: This space is free to access.

Location: The Forks North Portage Partnership
Classroom Lobby

A graphic image of 24 mosaic tiles depicting Métis experiences in colonial schooling systems. Together the images show a red infinity symbol on a blue background.

June 2022

Rainbow Harmony Project Choir

June 4, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Buhler Hall – Level 1

Rainbow Harmony Project Choir singing on a wooden stage inside a church.

Fighting back: the 2SLGBTQ+ purge and the ongoing struggle for a more inclusive future

June 3, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Buhler Hall – Level 1

Twenty-eight members of the LGBT Purge Fund Board and LGBTQ2+ National Monument Advisory Committee standing together and holding a rainbow flag, at the first Monument visioning session in 2019.

The Fruit Machine

June 2, 2022

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: RRC Polytech, Manitou a bi Bii daziigae (319 Elgin Ave)

Filming a scene of the movie Fruit Machine, 2 people conversing at a kitchen counter.

May 2022

Public opening of Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think

May 31, 2022

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Level 1 Gallery, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

A woman gazes at a display showing faces of a diverse group of people.

Be an Upstander — Showcase

May 24, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Level 5 - Rights Today gallery

Two people looking at a poster.

World Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2022

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Online event

A child is holding a protest sign that says: “Putin, hands off Ukraine.” The child is sitting on their caregiver’s lap. Behind them is a Ukrainian flag.

News or Not?

May 2, 2022

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Online event for classes grades 6+

A healthcare worker prepares to give a vaccine to a patient. Both people are wearing medical face masks.

April 2022

Culture under fire: protecting Ukrainian heritage

April 28, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Online program – Zoom

A monument of the city founder Duke de Richelieu is seen covered with sandbags for protection, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in central Odessa on March 9.

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

April 20, 2022 to April 22, 2022

Cost: Free


A drive through cinema with cars and a sunset behind the screen

New Beginnings Panel Discussion

April 12, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual program – Zoom (register below)

Five panels are hung on a wall. The panels contain written text and images.

Nuit des idées 2022

April 8, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Level 1

Still image from an animation showing human figures writing “welcome” in multiple languages in white and yellow on a purple wall.

March 2022

Spring Break 2022

March 29, 2022 to April 2, 2022

Cost: Free for kids 12 and under

Location: Throughout Museum

People walking up a ramp in the museum.

Annual Public Meeting

March 17, 2022

Cost: Free registration required

Location: Online program (Zoom)

The CMHR’s exterior is seen at night with its glass panels lit up blue, green and purple.

Rendez‐vous de la Francophonie 2022

Tuesday, March 1 to Thursday, March 31, 2022

Cost: Free


Cartoon drawing of a three-eyed pink monster and two human figures in front of a landscape of trees, buildings and mountains.

January 2022

Courage and defiance: The story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes

January 27, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Online program – Zoom

A black and white image of a man, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, superimposed over an old passport.

December 2021

Photos from immigrant and refugee youth on display at CMHR

December 10, 2021 to June 13, 2022

Cost: This space is free to access.

Location: The Forks North Portage Partnership Classroom Lobby

Close-up of a small plant growing through cracks in a concrete surface.

November 2021

Gala 2021: Raising Our Voices

November 28, 2021


Location: Online program with a limited tickets available for in-person reception.

A large, free-standing art installation contains hundreds of objects. It is framed in cedar and there is an open door in the middle that people can walk through.

Honouring our veterans

November 9, 2021 to November 13, 2021

Cost: Free admission for veterans and serving members.


A huge building with a rounded glass façade is topped by a glowing red tower.