The power and importance of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

My name is Yasmin. I’m in my 20s, and I study political science and sociology in British Columbia. I am also a Rohingya.  That’s something I haven’t always been proud of, but I am today. I was born in Northern Rakhine state in Myanmar. The Rohingya have lived on those lands for centuries, but for … Continue reading The power and importance of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Rescue: A Life Film-Concerto in Vancouver

Last week, the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights were thrilled to host a performance of The Rescue: A Life Film-Concerto in Vancouver, in partnership with the Chutzpah! Festival. It was a wonderful, uplifting experience that shared the untold story of the diplomat from El Salvador who saved the lives of thousands during the … Continue reading The Rescue: A Life Film-Concerto in Vancouver

Art, Hope and Reconciliation: The Witness Blanket in Victoria

On November 7, the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights were delighted to host an evening of art and reconciliation, coming together with the Pacific Opera Victoria, the Victoria Foundation, the University of Victoria along with Master Carver Carey Newman to share the inspiring journey and future of The Witness Blanket.  Inspired by … Continue reading Art, Hope and Reconciliation: The Witness Blanket in Victoria

The Future of Human Rights in Canada – Gala Photos

On November 3, the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights was thrilled to welcome the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and Ian Hanomansing, co-host of CBC’s The National, for a special, sold-out gala to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the opening of the Canadian Museum for … Continue reading The Future of Human Rights in Canada – Gala Photos

CMHR Educator-in-Residence Report: The 180

Dear friend, There are few moments as powerful as watching a young person put everything they’ve got into making the world a better place. As a teacher, I’ve spent my whole career pursuing those moments, trying to empower students to use what they learn in the classroom to make an impact in their community. Graham … Continue reading CMHR Educator-in-Residence Report: The 180

She has the right to discover the world for herself!

Dear friend, Every parent knows the feeling of watching their child’s face light up with excitement when they learn something new. But it’s a different experience when your child is hearing and vision impaired. My wonderful 14-year-old daughter Madison was born premature, with vision loss and profound hearing loss. She loves to learn – smart, … Continue reading She has the right to discover the world for herself!

Witness Blanket Fundraising Campaign Launch and Film Screening in Vancouver

The Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights were honoured to host a screening of Picking up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket in Vancouver in partnership with TELUS. This event was designed to spread awareness of the history of Indian residential schools in Canada and the work of the Canadian Museum for Human … Continue reading Witness Blanket Fundraising Campaign Launch and Film Screening in Vancouver

Friends of CMHR Fall Newsletter

Dear Friends, It’s been a thrilling few months at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. It seems every week I’m hearing about a new milestone that we’ve achieved, and seeing new ways that we’re able to make an impact. Just recently, we passed 1.3 million visitors since opening our doors in 2014, including over 100,000 … Continue reading Friends of CMHR Fall Newsletter

CMHR honoured to be featured on new $10 bank note with Viola Desmond

Museum among symbols connected to pursuit of human rights  Winnipeg – March 8, 2018  – A prominent image of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will be featured on the new $10 bank note as a symbol of Canada’s ongoing pursuit of rights and freedoms, the Bank of Canada revealed today. The front of the … Continue reading CMHR honoured to be featured on new $10 bank note with Viola Desmond

Newsletter 2018

Dear Friends, IN THIS ISSUE New CEO for Friends – A Message from the Vice-Chair Content Contributor Travis Price: Founder of Pink Shirt Day People are Saying People are Sharing Look Who’s Visiting At the Museum: Rights of Passage: Canada at 150 Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Celebrate Canada’s 150 with a Gift to CMHR Friends … Continue reading Newsletter 2018