Gala 2023: Raising Our Voices

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We are so happy that you were part of Gala 2023: Raising Our Voices! Thank you for supporting the work of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and for celebrating with us as we learned how music can inspire change. We hope you had a chance to connect, learn and become inspired.

Your support helps ensure everyone can learn about human rights. Thank you!

We hope to see you at the Museum some time soon and that you will check out our new exhibit, Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance of Change, opening in February 2024.

Together, we are working together to create a world where everyone values human rights and takes responsibility for promoting respect and dignity for all.

We can’t wait to see you next year! In the meantime, you can view photos from the gala and provide your feedback with a quick survey.

Gala 2023: Raising Our Voices

Wednesday, November 22 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Reception: 5:30 PM | Dinner and Program: 6:30 PM

At this year’s gala, we’re thrilled to feature two of the many artists whose achievements and contributions will be shared in Beyond the Beat.


Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette’s deeply expressive music has earned vast critical praise and connected with millions of fans. Her success shattered the expectations of the male-dominated music industry, carving a new path forward. A dedicated charitable activist, Alanis has supported numerous causes ultimately earning her a Global Tolerance Award from the United Nations. We are thrilled to present a virtual interview with her at Gala 2023.

Susan Aglukark

Susan Aglukark

Juno award-winning Inuk artist Susan Aglukark’s journey as a singer-songwriter has led her to reflect on the importance of discovery – discovery of history, culture and self. We are honoured to host her at Gala 2023 to speak about her experiences and perform some of her beloved songs.

Moe Levy

Honouring Moe Levy

It’s also our custom at each gala to honour someone who has helped advance human rights through their support.

From the moment he secured the land for the Museum’s site, until the inauguration in 2014, Moe Levy did not give up until the vision was realized. We are pleased to honour him at Gala 2023 for his incredible contributions establishing the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.



Can’t make it to this year’s event but still want to show your support? You can donate online here.


Interested in sponsoring this year’s gala? Download the Gala 2023 Sponsorship Package here. Once you’re ready to sign up as a sponsor, you can either complete the PDF form in the package, or fill out the online sponsorship form here.

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Thank  you to our 2023 sponsors!
Human rights Innovator

Human Rights Visionary
Human Rights ADvocate

Barbara J. Bowes
Benjamin W. Nycum
Brenlee Carrington Trepel , K.C. And Brent Trepel
Calgary Flames Foundation
Dr. M. Elizabeth Cannon, O.C., A.O.E.
Earl & Cheryl Barish
Elba Haid and the late Marshall Haid and Lara Secord and Realcare Inc.
Gallagher Insurance
In Memory of Doris & Harvey Simmonds
Janice Stratton & Ian Robinson
Jewish National Fund of Canada
Jim & Lisa Yuel
Jim Leech & Deb Barrett
Leonard & Rosemary Steingarten
Linking Hope
Manitoba Hydro
McKenna Family Fund
Michèle Rivet, C.M, Ad.E.
Mr. Richard Haskayne, O.C., A.O.E. & Lois Haskayne
Nathan and Lily Silver Family Foundation
Pauline Rafferty & Bob Plecas
PCL Constructors Canada
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Ron Ghitter, CM. KC
Shelter Canadian Properties Limited
Shevchenko Foundation
Steinbach Credit Union Ltd.
Stephen & Gail Victor
TD Bank Group
The Gary & Gwen Steiman Family Foundation
The Honourable Vim Kochhar – Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons
Viken Afarian & Karine Poladyan
Winnipeg Building & Decorating
Zorianna and Eugene Hyworon Family Foundation