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March 2023

Jingle dress shares stories of family, community and hope

Winnipeg - March 23, 2023

Event this Friday with dressmaker Amanda Grieves and Michael Redhead Champagne

A section of an orange jingle dress is shown. Jingles, or small silver cone-shaped pendants, are visible at the top of the image. Under them, seven human figures are shown, all in various colours and sizes. One of the figures is wearing an orange shirt. These human figures are holding hands inside a multicoloured tipi.

What a way to make a living: film screening on workplace inequality to mark International Women’s Day

Winnipeg - March 7, 2023

Free screening of retrospective on cult classic 9 to 5 starts at noon tomorrow.

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton sitting on a couch together.

Museum welcomes community leader as VP Visitor Experience

Winnipeg - March 7, 2023

An inclusive leader with deep roots in the Franco‐Manitoban community is the new Vice‐President, Visitor Experience at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

The Mariachi Ghost bring anguish, joy, fury to CMHR this Friday

Winnipeg - March 1, 2023

Tickets to show start at just $12, free admission to galleries after 5 p.m.

Members of The Mariachi Ghost, standing in a row, dressed in matching black suits with white stitched details and red cravats. The left half of their faces are painted to resemble skeletons.

February 2023

Anniversary of war in Ukraine marked through new exhibit

Winnipeg - February 23, 2023

Film opening, rally to support Ukrainian community at CMHR tomorrow

A yellow wall with the words "Ukrainian Artists United" and a dynamic blue and yellow graphic is right side of the image. On the left side, an image is projected on a screen showing a person with headphones and an open mouth, as though they are singing. Benches for sitting are placed in front of the screen.

$5 admission offer headlines February events at the CMHR

Winnipeg - February 1, 2023

Free programs to celebrate Black History Month

Three people sit around a table, smiling, each with a paper coffee cup in front of them. The sun shines behind them, through the panes of glass that wrap around the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

December 2022

Human rights for the holidays

Winnipeg - December 19, 2022

Celebrate the season with free admission for kids and family‐friendly activities at the CMHR

Statement: Reflections on International Human Rights Day

Winnipeg - December 9, 2022

Statement by Isha Khan, CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Wall with text that reads "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."

Free admission to CMHR on International Human Rights Day

Winnipeg - December 6, 2022

Weekend of events at the Museum to inspire reflection and action

Artwork by Métis artist Christi Belcourt depicting figures gathered underwater surrounded by fish, otters and turtles. They are drumming, singing and praying for the water.

The music of friendship, hope and remembrance 

Winnipeg - December 1, 2022

Violin belonging to Holocaust victim to be displayed at CMHR

A violin.

November 2022

Disrupting discrimination, building culture of inclusion in sport

Winnipeg - November 10, 2022

NHL’s Kim Davis to deliver keynote, host youth event for Gala 2022: Raising Our Voices

A rainbow crosswalk in front of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on a sunny day

Free admission for veterans and their families November 8 – 13

Winnipeg - November 8, 2022

Red poppy projection, Sgt. Tommy Prince stamp display mark Remembrance Day

Un grand affichage d'un timbre représentant le sergent Tommy Prince est visible sur le côté droit de l'image. Une passerelle située devant le panneau d'affichage mène à gauche de l'image, dans la galerie Perspectives indigènes.

October 2022

Challenging hate and racism: a conversation at UBC’s Robson Square

Vancouver - October 31, 2022

Leaders from Black, Jewish, Indigenous communities come together November 3

A crowd of people facing away from the camera. Some in the crowd are holding signs above their heads that say: “I can’t breath #BLM”, “Canada is not iImmune to racism”, and “Justice for all: end violent, subtle and systemic racism now!"

Women’s rights and the hijab: a conversation led by Muslim women

Winnipeg - October 20, 2022

Free admission to the CMHR this Friday after 5:00 p.m., panel discussion at 7:00 p.m.

A woman wearing a blue hijab smiles toward the camera, with a bookshelf in the background.

Celebrate Ukrainian culture with the Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra

Winnipeg - October 13, 2022

Free admission to the Museum this Friday after 5:00 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m.

A group of twenty-two people facing the camera and smiling. They are all wearing dark-coloured pants and white shirts with red embroidery. A majority of the group are holding their instruments, mainly mandolins.

Feminism, equality and power: exploring The Handmaid’s Tale today

Winnipeg - October 11, 2022

CMHR CEO to be joined by women leaders at RWB performances to discuss themes from iconic story

On a dark stage are five ballet dancers dressed in red knee-length flowy costumes with white square-like hats. They are looking forward with their hands in prayer.

August 2022

CMHR appoints new VP of exhibitions 

Winnipeg - August 11, 2022

Matthew Cutler (he/him) will join the CMHR as the new Vice‐President, Exhibitions.

A person standing with the Museum in the background. He is wearing a suit, smiling, with his right hand in his pocket, looking directly at the viewer.

June 2022

“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 ».

May 2022

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.