Canada is a democracy whose citizens share expansive rights and freedoms. Despite this, the dominant narrative of Canada’s evolution largely overlooks women’s contributions.
History is a living document we are writing every day. It is the role of the Canadian Museum of Women's History (CMWH) to add accuracy to our national story.
CMWH will fulfill its role by amplifying the little-known and untold stories the contributions women, including pre-colonial women and those who self-identify as women, have made to the lands now known as Canada.
The victories of the women's movement are a blueprint for future generations to solve ever-evolving social injustices. This soon-to-be CanadIan institution will tell these stories and teach us how we can continue to make our world a better place.
Creation of a national museum dedicated to women’s history is democracy in action.
The Canadian Museum of Women’s History (CMWH) respects and affirms the Treaty and inherent rights of all Indigenous Peoples across the lands now known as Canada.
CMWH acknowledges the historical oppression of lands, cultures, and the original Peoples in what we now know as Canada, and believes reconciliation lies in the telling of all historical truths, including the role of women.
We commit to a shared journey of healing and decolonization.