WINNIPEG IS NORTH AMERICA'S HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION CITY.
No other city has as many institutions and organizations dedicated to human rights learning and dialogue. No city, anywhere, has anything quite like our Canadian Museum for Human Rights – a $351-million destination for human rights education that stands alone in terms of its mandate, size and potential reach.
A RECOGNIZED NEED
The City of Human Rights Education project has received support from Economic Development Winnipeg, Travel Manitoba and the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre. The initiative is led by Stuart Murray, the inaugural President and CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and guided by an advisory committee that includes University of Manitoba President David Barnard; University of Winnipeg President Annette Trimbee; Red River College President Paul Vogt; Dr. Lloyd Axworthy; Dr. Arthur Mauro; the Hon. Murray Sinclair; Dr. Art DeFehr; Ida Albo; Sandy Riley; Devon Clunis; Diane Redsky; Rick Frost and other respected local leaders.
Supporters of the COHRE initiative share the vision that Winnipeg truly could become a “Geneva of the Prairies,” where human rights are to Winnipeg what economics is to Davos. Our city’s leaders understand that reaching Winnipeg’s full potential as an international hub for human rights requires a dedicated effort to engage a broad national and international audience.