Canadian Museum for Human Rights


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.

Our mandate

Our mandate 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.

As with all of Canada’s national museums, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights plays an essential role in:

  • Preserving and promoting our heritage at home and abroad
  • Contributing to the collective memory and sense of identity of all Canadians
  • Being a source of inspiration, research, learning and entertainment that belongs to all Canadians
  • Providing, in both official languages, a service that is essential to Canadian culture and available to all