Press Release: Statement on the Opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights


Toronto, ON – Today, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights held its official opening.

“We offer our warm congratulations to the staff, volunteers, and philanthropists – particularly the Asper Family – who have made this historic occasion possible,” said David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA). “Your vision and dedication, brought to life in the world’s only museum dedicated solely to human rights, will provide countless Canadians with an extraordinary educational experience for generations to come.”

“The depth of thought that has been invested in the design and content of the Museum will amaze visitors and researchers alike. This is truly a world-class museum,” said Shimon Koffler Fogel, CEO of CIJA. “Just as it will shine new light on horrific violations of human rights throughout history, the Museum will reaffirm that the defense of human rights is a quintessential Canadian cause.”


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