Arts and Culture

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The unique architecture of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opening ceremonies, held on September 19, 2014.

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The Human Rights Timeline greets visitors as they enter the first gallery, What Are Human Rights?

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Canadian Journeys, the largest gallery in the Museum, explores the steps and missteps on the road to greater human rights in Canada.

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800 meters of glowing alabaster-clad ramps connect the galleries of the Museum, allowing visitors to walk on a path of light through darkness.

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The Israel Asper Tower of Hope offers breathtaking views of Winnipeg and completes the journey from darkness to light.

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Learning More about Human Rights and the Importance to Protect Them

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. Its mission 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.

The Museum inspires visitors with the stories of human rights champions taking action for their rights and the rights of others through films, interactive digital displays, artifacts and works of art.

More than 180,000 students have explored human rights through in-person and virtual field trips since the Museum opened. Through this educational programming, students learn how to uphold human rights in their own classrooms and communities.

Power Corporation and its subsidiaries, Great-West Lifeco and IGM Financial have proudly supported the Museum. For us, it stands as a permanent and constant reminder that human rights are integral to our worth as individuals and must be guarded and nurtured for all citizens.

With the support of our partners, we’ve become a national and international hub of human rights education.
Mena Gainpaulsingh
Friends of the CMHR


+1 million

people have visited the Museum in person since its opening in 2014, with many more visiting online


of the visitors mentioned having been inspired by the Museum


See the video from Canadian Museum for Human Rights YouTube.