About Us


Diana BoyleMessage from the CEO

Dear Friends,

We at Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights have been honoured to receive support and encouragement from thousands of donors across Canada over a multi-year campaign to establish the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. We are now excited to shift focus towards supporting the Museum’s dynamic exhibits, inspiring experiences and educational programming that are already having a powerful impact on visitors.

We believe that change starts with education and awareness and by illustrating how each and every one of us can do something to make the world better. This is why a key focus for Friends’ current efforts is to seek support for the Museum’s Level 1 Gallery. This state-of-the-art exhibit space allows the Museum to host powerful national and international exhibits that highlight human rights stories and issues.

Although the Level 1 Gallery is open and running, we continue to seek capital donations to support the outfitting and maintenance of this important exhibit area.

I hope you will help the Museum enrich and expand its many powerful and often life-changing experiences by sending your donation to Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights today.

Diane Boyle
Chief Executive Officer


About Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Friends) is the non-profit organization that engages donors so that, together with Canadian Museum for Human Rights (the Museum), we can empower human rights champions in Canada and around the world.

Friends helps provide access to stories that underscore the importance of equality, freedom and democracy in order to promote respect for others and to encourage reflection and dialogue. Ultimately, we aim to help build a better future for all.

Charitable Registration Number: 85511 4732 RR0001

Our Mission

To attract and sustain all forms of philanthropic contributions for the Museum from a broad range of supporters across Canada and around the world.

Our Vision

To leverage the power and possibilities of volunteer-led, philanthropic giving on behalf of the Museum to enhance and augment its programs and activities.

Our Values

  • Committed to excellence and best practices in philanthropy
  • Embrace a culture of philanthropy
  • Ensure donors know they are important, valued, considered and are served well
  • Committed to progressive and innovative approaches in philanthropy
  • Committed to collaborative and respectful partnerships

Our Patron

Her Honour the Honourable Janice C. Filmon, C.M., O.M., Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

About the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The aim is to establish not only a national hub for human rights learning and discovery, but to be a catalyst for a new era of global human rights leadership.

CMHR Level 1 Gallery
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