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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 coordinate a photo shoot or gather some footage. We encourage you to arrange your visit ahead of time by contacting us. All film and photo shoots must be accompanied at all times by a member of our Public Affairs department. For more information, please contact maureen.fitzhenry@humanrights.ca.

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Recent news

CMHR Board announces immediate departure of CEO

Winnipeg - June 25, 2020

The Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has announced immediate action to address recent allegations of systemic racism, discrimination and claims of sexual harassment at the Museum. “These allegations were not properly escalated to the Board of Trustees,”

The Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation in the Museum

Statement: Apology from the Executive team of the CMHR

Winnipeg - June 19, 2020

From January 2015 (when the Museum began offering education programs) until mid‐2017, the Museum accommodated some school groups who requested adapted school programs that excluded – or even hid – LGBTQ2+ content. This practice was wrong and was ended. This practice is contrary

Exterior view of the museum architecture with prairie grass in the foreground

Museum to welcome back visitors on June 17

Winnipeg - June 10, 2020

Free admission for frontline pandemic workers on #FrontlineFridays

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.

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Photo gallery

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.

A video of people’s silhouettes is projected onto a large wall. They are writing the word “welcome” in many languages. Two children interact with the video.

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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Exterior view of the museum architecture with prairie grass in the foreground

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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A large group of young people stand around a table. They are wearing lanyards and some are carrying clipboards. A woman on the right of the image is reaching out and pointing to someone or something to the left. The surface of the table emits a blue and white light that slightly illuminates the faces and torsos of the people gathered around it.

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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