Travelling exhibit from Canadian Museum of Immigration on display at the Collingwood Museum


The Collingwood Museum is honoured to host Refuge Canada Tent, a bilingual exhibit created by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, from April 8 to June 24. This exhibit was adapted from a larger exhibition, Refuge Canada, that is currently travelling to museums across Canada.

Refuge Canada Tent raises awareness of the complex issues surrounding the history of refugees in Canada. Drawing upon oral histories, archival images and interactives, this immersive exhibit serves as an introduction to Canada’s historical and current place in the global refugee crisis. 

The exhibit is designed to resemble a tent and is the same size as a typical shelter used in refugee camps today. Themes of fear, persecution, and escape are examined as well as Canada’s checkered response to refugee settlement over the years. Please be advised that Refuge Canada Tent contains sensitive images and stories of refugee experiences which may evoke emotions, questions, and discussions.  

Admission to the Museum is by donation. For group bookings or guided tours, please call 705-445-4811, ext. 7223. Additional information may be found at

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