Our Commitment

Since 1979, our Museum has been at the forefront of Holocaust education, preservation of collections, and the transmission of memory of the Shoah in Canada. The Montreal Holocaust Museum is committed to countering hatred and antisemitism, promoting respect for human rights and human dignity, and contributing to a more just and socially responsible world.

As the world witnesses a rise of antisemitism and discrimination against minorities, the Museum will welcome visitors from Quebec, Canada, and around the world to two permanent exhibitions, including one for young audiences, as well as temporary exhibitions, virtual and travelling exhibitions, educational programs and public events in French and English.

We call on you to support the Give Voice campaign.

To get in touch with the campaign team and learn more about the project, please contact Sébastien Côté, Campaign Director, by email or phone (514 735-1474).

The Project

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View of the 20,000 square foot lot located at 3535 St. Laurent Blvd. north of Sherbrooke Street, where the new Museum will be built.

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Saint-Laurent Boulevard has significant symbolic and heritage importance. (Credit : Julien Gagnon)

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Saint-Laurent Boulevard, looking north. (Credit: Dominic Lavoie photo et vidéo)

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Sainte-Dominique Boulevard, looking south. (Credit: Dominic Lavoie photo et vidéo)

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The Heart from Auschwitz, one of the Museum's most precious artefacts.

International Architectural Competition

We plan to achieve the highest level of architectural excellence and creativity through an international competition, which launched on December 1, 2021. Our new signature building will contribute to Montreal’s leadership in architecture as a UNESCO City of Design. A public work of art will also be commissioned and integrated into the architectural concept. The Montreal Holocaust Museum will be an example of accessibility and universal design, eco-responsibility and sustainable development.

Learn more about the architectural competition here.

 

Give Voice Fundraising Campaign

To date, 89% of our $90 million budget has been raised.

  • Confirmed private support: $38.5 million
  • Confirmed government support:
  • $20 million – Government of Quebec, $20 million – Government of Canada, $1.5 million – Ville de Montréal
  • Funds to be raised: $10 million

Lead Donors

The ambitious new Montreal Holocaust Museum project has already raised $57.8 million. We are incredibly thankful to the Government of Quebec, the Azrieli Foundation and our generous donors for their remarkable leadership and dedication.

Together, let’s make a difference! Join us in honoring the memory of the victims, supporting Holocaust education, reaffirming the importance of respecting diversity and promoting human rights.

Make a donation

Genocide still exists. That’s why people like me are compelled to talk about it, and the Montreal Holocaust Museum must exist.

Georgette Brinberg, Holocaust survivor

 

Our Donors

Foundational Benefactor - $15,000,000

The Azrieli Foundation

Visionaries - $2,000,000 and more

Ruth Grubner & Victor David Foundation, Alexander & Ruth Dworkin Tolerance Fund, Maureen & Jack Dym, Roslyn Margles, Eleanor & George Reinitz

Founders’ Circle - $1,000,000 and more

Herbert Black & Ronald Black, Rita & Charles Bronfman, Brenda & Samuel Gewurz, Vera & Morty Gross Fund, Andy & Carole Harper Tolerance Fund, Riva & Tom Hecht, Adriana Kotler, Sherry Luger & Michael Mikelberg, Joanne Trudeau & Daniel Rabinowicz

Guardians - $500,000 and more

Baazov Family, The Gelmont Foundation, Anonymous, Lily & Alex Kotler

Protectors - $250,000 and more

The Asper Foundation, Dianne & Aldo Bensadoun Family, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, CIBC, The Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, Saryl & Stephen Gross, Julia & Stephen Reitman, The Rossy Family Foundation, Scotiabank, Alvin Segal Family Foundation, Sharon Steinberg, TD Bank

Defenders - $100,000 and more

Anonymous, Tami Dubrofsky, Anita Frishman Gabbay & Rony Gabbay, Linda Migicovsky & Norman Jaskolka, Joelle & Bruce Kent, z”l, Marlene & Joel King, Margot Lande, Molson Foundation, PearTree Canada, Alice & Joel Raby, Janice & Mark Sherman Family Foundation, Mireille & Murray Steinberg, Anonymous, Veteran's Fund JCF, Susan & Jonathan Wener

Partisans - $50,000 and more

Phyllis & Lou Gordon, Christine Harkness & Pierre Lapointe, Alice Herscovitch & Bobby Kleinman, Ruth and David Steinberg Foundation, Erin Tevel & Richard Schnurbach, Dorothy Zalcman Howard & Steve Howard

Partners - $10,000 and more

Cheri Bell & Jeffrey Wise, Morrie & Diane Cohen & Family, Rosa & David z"l Finestone & Family, Kendall Family Foundation, Lederman Foundation, Gary Polachek, Anonyme, Sun Life, Albert Taran, Sylvia & Lou Vogel

Recent Updates

Museum updates

Press Room

Montreal Holocaust Museum announces support of $1.5 M from City of Montreal

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Museum updates

Press Room

The Museum unveils first-stage finalists of international architectural competition

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Museum Updates

Competition

Learn more about the architectural competition launched on December 1, 2021

Competition Details
Media Coverage

Journal Métro

Read about the new Museum project in Journal Métro

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Media Coverage

Radio-Canada

Hear René Saint-Louis’ report about our new Museum project

Listen to the report
Museum updates

Press Room

Montreal Holocaust Museum announces the construction of a new Museum

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