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Book Your School Visit

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All teachers are invited to book a school program at the Museum. There are many spaces available and booking a school visit could not be easier! All bookings are handled on a first come, first served basis. Start by filling out our online fillable Education Program Booking Request form and click “Submit”. Should you want to check availability first, or have any questions, please call us at 204-289-2253 or 204-289-2227.

We are pleased to offer age-appropriate curriculum-linked school programs focused on human rights.

 

How to make a school visit booking

Step 1

  • Open the fillable Education Program Booking Request form and send us your completed form by clicking the “Submit” button. 
  • Call us at 204-289-2253 or 204-289-2227 if you have questions or if you need assistance in filling out the form.
  • We will email, fax or mail you an acknowledgement that we have received your request.

 

Step 2

  • We will determine whether we can accommodate your request.
  • If your first choice of date is not available, we will check availability for your second and third choices. If either one of those dates are available, we will book that date for you.  
  • You will receive an email confirming your registration, along with a School Booking Contract form. 
  • If we are unable to accommodate you, we will let you know. 

 

Step 3

  • Sign the School Booking Contract form and return it to us at education@humanrights.ca or by fax at 204-925-5957 within 72 hours.
  • The booking is not confirmed until we have received your signed School Booking Contract.
  • Should we not receive the signed confirmation within 72 hours, you will be sent a reminder e-mail to return the signed confirmation within 24 hours. If you do not return the form within this time frame, your spot will be released for other schools.

 

Step 4

  • Approximately four (4) weeks before your visit, we will send you an information package by email to help you prepare for the visit. 
  • We will also send you a reminder email the Monday before your visit.

 

School Group Costs

  • School rate: $5 per student per program (GST included) – guided or self-guided.
  • Teachers, required adult student-helpers, and dedicated student-helpers receive free admission on a school program visit. Other adults/chaperones accompanying the group will pay general admission rates. 
  • School groups must be supervised by teachers and adult student-helpers at all times.

Note: Your $5 per student school booking includes the school program of your choice plus one (1) hour on your own to visit the Israel Asper Tower of Hope, other galleries, or the Museum Boutique. 

 

Payment

We accept cash, cheques (payable to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights), credit cards (with an authorized signature), purchase orders and electronic fund transfers (EFTs). You can pay your visit upon arrival at the Museum or you can pre-pay at the time of booking or at any time before the day of your visit. Please note: there are no refunds, so whether you are pre-paying or paying upon arrival, please advise the Museum of any change in the number of participants in your group by writing to education [at] humanrights.ca  at least 48 hours in advance, so we can adjust the invoice before you pay.

 

Pre-payment

Option 1 – Cash, cheque or credit card

Payment for school programs may be made with cash, cheque (payable to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights) or credit card (with authorized signature). You will be charged for the number of participants indicated on the School Booking Contract form unless you have advised the Museum of a change in writing (education [at] humanrights.ca) at least 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds if your group arrives with fewer participants than planned on the day of your program.

 

Option 2 – Purchase Order

Payment for school programs may be made by automated purchase order. Please send the purchase order to the Museum so we can input it into our registration system. We cannot accept a purchase order on the day of your visit; we will require it in advance. Please make your own payment arrangements with your school or school division. Purchase orders will be invoiced on the day of your program. You will be charged for the number of participants indicated on the School Booking Contract form unless you have advised the Museum of a change in writing (education [at] humanrights.ca) at least 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds if your group arrives with fewer participants than planned on the day of your program.

 

Option 3 – Electronic Fund Transfer

Payment for school programs may be made by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFTs). Should you want to pay this way, please e-mail us at education [at] humanrights.ca, and we can send you our bank information and a Payment Advice Template. You will be charged for the number of participants indicated on the School Booking Contract form unless you have advised the Museum of a change in writing (education [at] humanrights.ca ) at least 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds if your group arrives with fewer participants than planned on the day of your program.

 

Payment Upon Arrival

Payment can also be made upon arrival at the Museum with cash, cheque (payable to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights) or credit card (with authorized signature). You will be charged for the number of participants indicated on the School Booking Contract form unless you have advised the Museum of a change in writing (education [at] humanrights.ca) at least 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds if your group arrives with fewer participants than planned on the day of your program.

 

Adult Supervision

Teachers and adult student-helpers have an important role to play in ensuring school programs run smoothly. We will need your help to keep the group together, and to ensure that rules are being followed and behaviour is appropriate. We also need you to let us know of any special needs we can accommodate. 

All required adult supervisors receive free admission when accompanying a school group, as per our chaperone ratio. These are the required adult-to-student ratios for a school visit:

  • K-6 groups: 1 adult for every 10 students  (e.g. 18 students = 2 adults) 
  • Grades 7-12 groups: 1 adult for every 15 students (e.g. 18 students = 2 adults)
  • Additional dedicated adult student-helpers for students with special needs are welcome at no cost.
  • Others accompanying the group will pay general admission rates. Rates are subject to change; please check the Admissions page for current rates.

 

Program Times

School programs are either 90 minutes or 120 minutes depending on the program or tour you choose. They are offered mornings and afternoons from Tuesday to Friday until May 25, 2018, and from Monday to Friday May 28 to June 29, 2018 (the Museum is closed Mondays until May 27). The CMHR is closed on Mondays until May 27, 2018. The Museum opens up Monday bookings as of May 21, 2018. Go to School Programs for more details.

 

Morning programs

  • Start: 9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Afternoon programs

  • Start: 12:30 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 

To plan your school visit, read about our School Programs designed for each grade level.

For more information about booking your school visit, please see our FAQs.