The Centre for Human Rights Research is a member of:
- the international Association of Human Rights Institutes
- Winnipeg’s Human Rights Hub website, and
- a new Canadian network of university-based human rights research centres. If you belong to that network, you are welcome to join the email list.
First Nations advocacy groups
AMC resolution supporting the research partnership (2012)
MKO resolution (2011)
See materials on Indigenous research ethics.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
The University of Manitoba committed itself to helping the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada realize its objectives. To this end, the CHRR helped develop the proposal for University of Manitoba’s National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
CHRR has hosted seminars, as part of the Critical Conversations series, to highlight research on truth and reconciliation.
The CHRR also produced 10 fact sheets on Aboriginal law and organized the academic conference Prairie Perspectives on Indian Residential Schools, Truth and Reconciliation, for the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission national event in 2010.
With a common locale and a common mission, the partnership between the CHRR and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a natural fit. The partnership is focused on building relationships between researchers at the two institutions. U of M’s ResearchLife magazine has featured some of those fertile connections. As early as May 2010, the Centre for Human Rights Research hosted a research roundtable called Unfinished Business: Human Rights Issues in the 21st century, which brought together researchers from the University of Manitoba and staff from the museum. The roundtable sparked connections that led to several seminar series and a book of essays. We are also exploring internships and other educational opportunities. The CHRR is committed to helping the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in its mandate to be a centre of learning where Canadians and people from around the world can engage in discussion and commit to taking action against hate and oppression.
The CHRR and the University of Manitoba have developed a partnership with the Trudeau Foundation, which promotes outstanding research in the humanities and social sciences, and fosters dialogue between scholars and policymakers in the arts community, business, government, the professions, and the voluntary sector. CHRR partnered with the Trudeau Foundation on the 2010 Trudeau conference on public policy, Equal in dignity: Human rights in the passage of generations, including collaboration a public opinion poll. The conference brought together 200 distinguished scholars and policy leaders from business, government, the arts and the voluntary sector. Approximately 80 of these attendees were from the Trudeau Foundation network of fellows, scholars and mentors.