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About Us

We strive to build understanding, promote respect and encourage reflection.

Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights.

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We can play a critical role in engaging Canadians, and people from around the world, in discussion, dialogue and reflection about human rights…

John Young, CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Our commitment to human rights.

Our mandate is to explore the subject of human rights, with special but not exclusive reference to Canada, in order to enhance the public's understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others, and to encourage reflection and dialogue.


Photo: Ian McCausland / CMHR

Our journey so far.

Discover the story behind the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the path we've taken to realize our vision.


A landmark for human rights.

While most visitors come for the stories inside our walls, the design and construction of our building is in itself a story, full of interesting facts and features.


Explore the architect's vision.

Taking visitors on an upward journey, from darkness to light, our building and its design play a large role in telling the story of human rights.


Experience a museum that is world renowned.

Since opening in 2014, we've received international awards and recognition for our work and the visitor experience we offer. We're proud to celebrate the achievements of our hard work while shining a spotlight on the world of human rights.

The Witness Blanket

We were honoured to host The Witness Blanket in 2016. Created by artist Carey Newman, The Witness Blanket is an art installation made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from residential schools and other sites. The exhibition recognizes the atrocities of Indian Residential schools, honours the children and symbolizes ongoing reconciliation.


Photo: Jessica Sigurdson/CMHR & The Witness Blanket

Our Staff

Meet the people behind our vision.

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Help support human rights education and dialogue.

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Facility Rentals

Book your next social or work event with us.

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How can we improve your experience with the Museum? Let us know your thoughts.

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We are here to help answer any questions you may have about our Museum and available programs.