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Welcome to our newsroom, an online resource for media.

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Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

Our Communications team understands that you often need interviews, information and visuals as quickly as possible to meet your deadlines. We’re happy to help! 

We can also help you arrange a photo shoot or gather some footage. Please let us know ahead of time if you plan to visit. All video and photo shoots must be accompanied at all times by a member of our Communications team.

For more information, please contact rorie.mcleod@humanrights.ca or call 204–299‑0303.

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Recent news

All CMHR washrooms to become gender inclusive 

Winnipeg - May 17, 2022

End of “men’s” and “women’s” washrooms a step to create safer experiences for 2SLGBTQ+ community, caregivers.

A man holds up a sign that says "Washroom" as it is mounted to a wall. Underneath the title, the words "accessible," "toilet" and "urinal" are accompanied by descriptive icons.

Museum hosts family‐friendly programming for spring break

Winnipeg - March 24, 2022

Free admission Tuesday to Saturday for children 12 and under

Momentum Dance performance in 2019

Film screening on hero to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Winnipeg - January 25, 2022

In 1940, as Nazi forces advanced through France, Aristides de Sousa Mendes served as the Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux. He defied orders of his government and issued an estimated 30,000 visas and passports to those fleeing Nazi persecution. Among them were thousands of Jews seeking safety amid the h

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

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If you can’t find what you are looking for here, please contact rorie.mcleod@humanrights.ca (media only) as additional images may be available.

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Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

About us

About the architecture

Human rights symbolism is embedded in every element of this iconic building. We walk you through it.

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Our history

Built in Winnipeg….for good reason! Find out why.

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Upcoming events

There’s always something amazing happening here. See what’s coming up next.

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Exhibitions

A sampling of current and upcoming special exhibitions can be found here.

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We welcome families

Visitors of all ages are invited to explore! Browse these ideas for an inspiring family experience.

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Awards

This world‐class museum has won dozens of awards and accolades. We're proud of this list.

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Five people in a museum gallery. Two sit on a bench. Three people, including one in a wheelchair, are on a circular area where bubbles of coloured light are projected on the floor.