The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights

Help Secure the Future of the Human Rights Monument

The initial fundraising campaign in the 80s to build the monument brought in close to $1 million from individuals, groups, religious organizations, labour unions, businesses and governments.

Tens of thousands of Canadians were involved in the first phase, from the two Ottawa girls who put a symbolic spade into the ground in November, 1988 to the miners of the Seven Sisters granite mine at Lac Dubonnet, Manitoba who provided the granite covering the façade of the monument’s archway built in 1990.

Since the unveiling, donations, large and small, have resulted in the addition of the Algonquin statement, the Aboriginal languages plaques, the interpretive plaque and the lighting.

In 2015, the 25th anniversary of the monument, lighting was installed, thanks to the design of the late Philip Gabriel of Gabriel Mackinnon and a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation along with private donations.

Currently, contributions are being sought for ongoing repairs and maintenance, and for the endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, which will serve to maintain the CTHR into the future.

Send your contribution to secure the future of Canada’s Human Rights Monument

The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights Inc. is a registered charity under the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act. Its charitable registration number is: BN / NE 10520 1479 RR0001

Here’s how you can support the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights.

  1. Donate directly to the Tribute organization by sending your cheque to:
  2. The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights
    1500 Bank Street, Suite 600
    Ottawa, ON   K1H 1B8

  3. Donate online using your credit card at:
  4. Donate directly to The Endowment Fund for the Care and Maintenance of the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights by clicking on the Donate button at the top of the homepage of the Community Foundation of Ottawa website:

All three organizations issue official receipts for income tax purposes.

Recognition of Major Donors

A contribution of $5,000 or more is recognized as a “major” donation. Major donors’ names are inscribed on bronze plaques or on granite plaques, and on this website.

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