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Inspirational Quote

This is such a momentous occasion… My sister, a woman, a Black woman, is on the $10 bill.

Wanda Robson

Wanda Robson seated beside portrait of Viola Desmond. She is holding a 10 dollar bill.

Welcome — Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Discover the story behind Canada’s $10 bill.

Viola Desmond helped inspire Canada’s civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat in a movie theatre. Now, she is on the $10 bill.

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Witness the struggle for freedom that changed everything.

June 2018 to October 2019

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A black and white photograph of Nelson Mandela standing in front of a podium. He is smiling and waving.

Canadian civil rights trailblazers

By Jason Permanand

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Location

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0L5

Hours

Today

Open Today:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission

Adult General Admission:

$21

Events

Indigenous Perspectives on Reconciliation

Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019

Join award-winning educator and writer Dr. Niigaan Sinclair in an analysis of Canadian identity, education, law and land, and help forge paths of reconciliation via the "calls to action" in the 2015 TRC final report.

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Exhibitions

Experience 150 years of human rights history.

December 2017 to March 2019

Rights of Passage: Canada at 150 explores the key debates and issues that have been central to the evolution of the Canadian conversation on rights and freedoms, justice and equality.

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Stories

What if you were taken from your family?

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A group of boys wearing pyjamas kneels on single beds with heads bowed and hands clasped as if in prayer. A woman stands in the room with her hands clasped in a similar manner.

The Story of Africville

By Matthew McRae, Communications Advisor

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The power of individual stories

By Javier Torres, Program Interpreter

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A dark-haired man speaks to a group of four onlookers, using his arms to illustrate a point. He is facing the group, which can only be seen from behind. The man is wearing a black shirt with a Museum logo and a lanyard with a nametag. Behind him is a large exhibit with items behind glass and a large map.

Membership

Join the ever-changing world of human rights.

With over 7,000 hours of content updated multiple times a year each visit offers something new. Membership provides almost limitless opportunities to immerse yourself in the world of human rights.

Photo: CMHR, Jessica Sigurdson