The Centre for Human Rights Research is a member of:
- the international Association of Human Rights Institutes
- the Canadian Association of Human Rights Institutes/Association canadienne des instituts des droits de la personne. If you belong to this network, you are welcome to join its email list.
- Winnipeg’s Human Rights Hub website.
First Nations advocacy groups
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Ita is a partner on sexual violence research
The CHRR has worked with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak on research related to water as a human right.
AMC resolution supporting the research partnership (2012)
MKO resolution (2011)
See materials on Indigenous research ethics.
Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth
CHRR is working with the Advocate’s office on research and internships related to the rights of children and youth.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
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. 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 director interviewed new museum president Isha Khan in 2021.
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
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.