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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 maureen.fitzhenry@humanrights.ca or call 204–782-8442.

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Recent news

New HR leader to propel workplace transformation at CMHR

Winnipeg - November 24, 2021

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is welcoming a new senior leader who will help transform its workplace into a stronger, more equitable organization, CEO Isha Khan announced today. Kimberley Levasseur Puhach brings extensive experience in strategic management, organizational development

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Facebook, Big Tech and the spread of online hate

Winnipeg - November 9, 2021

A conversation about rights and democracy in the digital age

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Red tower for Indigenous Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

Winnipeg - November 8, 2021

Free admission for veterans and military this week

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If you can’t find what you are looking for here, please contact maureen.fitzhenry@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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