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5th Anniversary Gala: The Future of Human Rights in Canada


This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Since opening in 2014, the Museum has built a national and international dialogue about the importance of human rights, and become a place where we can better understand who we are as Canadians and where we want to go together. To celebrate, … Continue reading 5th Anniversary Gala: The Future of Human Rights in Canada

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 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!

2018 Year End Giving Deadlines


Thank you for planning to make a donation to the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights! Please keep in mind the following deadlines: If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email at info@friendsofcmhr.com or give us a call at 204-289-2002 or toll-free at 1-866-828-9209.

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

It only takes one person to start a change!


Dear Friend, My human rights story started when I was a high school senior. In 2013, in southern Georgia, we still had a segregated prom: one for the white students and one for everyone else.  I felt I needed to take a stand and change this segregation. So, along with classmates, we formed a committee … Continue reading It only takes one person to start a change!