CMHR 2013-2014 Annual Report tabled in Parliament

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights' (CMHR) 2013–2014 Annual Report was tabled in the House of Commons.

Titled Open, the 2013–2014 Annual Report celebrates the accomplishments made over the course of the past year, bringing the Museum closer to completion. 

Open highlights major achievements from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 including:

  • Fit‐up of gallery spaces and the fabrication and installation of exhibits commenced; 
  • The completed base building was put into use with the move of Museum staff into the building in January 2014;
  • New staff were hired in visitor‐facing roles to deliver exceptional visitor services to the public when the Museum opens in September;
  • Findings of two archaeological digs conducted on the Museum site were released, highlighting important new findings about the historical use of the Forks site;
  • The first major art piece for the Museum was commissioned. Rebecca Belmore was selected as the artist and her piece, Trace, will be featured in the Indigenous Perspectives gallery;
  • A partnership agreement was signed between the Museum and the Manitoba Department of Education to promote human rights education, the first of its kind in Canada;
  • Together with the Rwandan community and the All‐Party Group for the Prevention of Genocide and other Crimes against Humanity, the Museum marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide with events in Winnipeg and Ottawa.
  • The Museum's first lecture series, Fragile Freedoms, was organized with the University of Manitoba and CBC Ideas. Eight lectures from internationally‐renowned human rights thinkers on a variety of human rights issues were hosted in the Museum;

The Annual Report also contains full audited financial statements. Consistent with previous years' projections, the Museum remains on track to complete all building construction and inaugural galleries within its approved budget. 

To obtain a copy of the 2013–2014 Annual Report, please email

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. Using multimedia technology and other innovative approaches, the CMHR will create inspiring encounters with human rights for all ages, in a visitor experience unlike any other.