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Topics: Protection of human rights


Climate Justice

June 2022 to December 2024

This new exhibit explores the connections between human rights and climate change.

A crowd of youth hold protest signs and stand behind a large banner that reads “La Terre Mère,” or “mother earth” in English.


Pass the Mic: Let’s Talk About Racism

By Sarah Adomako-Ansah

When it comes to racism, there is a lot to learn and unlearn. Listening to those with lived experiences is an important first step in taking a stand against discrimination.

Photo on the left – A biracial man dressed in drag. He is wearing a black headpiece, black leather gloves, a black leather dress and and black and white sweater. Photo in the centre – a Black woman wearing black and red Athletic gear, jumping. She has blonde braids. Photo on the right – a Sikh-Canadian man, smiling, wearing a black and white striped sweater, blue and brown pants, boots, and an orange turban, in the snow in front of a cabin.

A Universal commitment

Discover the people of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Star Trek and human rights

By Alana Conway and Murray Leeder

Star Trek has offered an intelligent, socially conscious approach to science fiction since it debuted in 1966. Current Star Trek series feature complex, nuanced perspectives on important human rights matters such as genocide, migrancy and refugees.

A humanoid alien stands next to a wall.

A Canadian flag for equality

By Rémi Courcelles

Preserving a symbol of Canada’s human rights history

A Canadian flag flies atop a large tower. In the foreground stands a statue of a veiled woman carrying a sword.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

This world‐famous declaration is celebrated each year on International Human Rights Day.

A person woman-presenting holds a large piece of paper covered with text and a large title reading "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

By Armando Perla

The cornerstone of human rights protection in Canada is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter forms part of Canada’s Constitution and came into being on April 17, 1982.

A close up of the Canadian Charte of Rights and Freedoms