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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

“Our house is on fire”: new exhibit puts the spotlight on climate justice

Winnipeg - June 28, 2022

Stories feature youth voices calling for action

Une grande bannière rouge est suspendue dans la galerie au-dessus de trois vitrines. En français, les mots en squamish sur la bannière signifient : « Protéger cette terre, c’est dans notre sang ».

Breaking down “us” and “them”: new exhibition on racism opens at the CMHR

Winnipeg - May 31, 2022

Panel discussion, public launch to open free exhibition on May 31

Upright panels are arranged in a circle in a dimly lit room. A gap offers people a way to enter the circle, and the interior of the circle is lit brightly. Next to the opening, a panel shows the words "Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think."

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.

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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.

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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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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