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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

CMHR reopens tomorrow: Witness Blanket now on display

Winnipeg - July 26, 2021

800 objects hold stories of residential school survivors from across Canada

A large art installation composed of hundreds of objects embedded in a cedar frame resembling a quilted blanket.

Statement: Reopening in compliance with Manitoba’s Public Health Order

Winnipeg - July 20, 2021

Over the last few days, we have received numerous questions, comments and criticism about our decision to reopen on July 27 in compliance with the provincial public health order. Currently, the law specifically allows us to admit only those visitors who have been double vaccinated against COVID

A city skyline at night. In the foreground is a river lined by trees, a glowing glass museum building and a bridge.

Experiences of anti‐Asian racism during COVID‐19 to be shared in virtual event

Winnipeg - May 17, 2021

University student Alec Carlos was walking in the mall with some friends when he heard it. Coming from a group of young white men passing by – which included some of his former schoolmates. “One of them said, ‘These Asians are taking over our town,’” said Carlos, who was born in the Philippines a

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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.

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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.