- Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre is founded.
- The museum is open to the public.
- The Centre adopts a program of temporary exhibitions
- Temporary exhibition "Children of the Holocaust"
- First permanent exhibition "Splendor and Destruction"
June 4, 1991:
- The Centre is incorporated under federal jurisdiction.
- First Holocaust Education Series: Testimonies, films, lectures and exhibitions linking the past and the present.
- The Ministry of Culture and Communications of Quebec recognizes the Centre as a museum.
- After a period of renovations (a new area of 500m ² and a new permanent exhibition), the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre is inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Quebec.
- 12,180 visitors to the Museum
- The Center receives the Jewish Community Service Award in recognition of its outstanding efforts and its ability to develop a variety of programs.
- Development of Hana's Suitcase, a teaching tool available to all Quebec schools. Other tools are later developed: A Century of Genocide: An Exhibition (2008), From Prejudice to Genocide (2008) in collaboration with the Tolerance Foundation, The Heart of Auschwitz (2009) Exploring the Evidence: The Holocaust, Cambodian Genocide, and Canadian Intervention (2011) and finally, Draw me a story ... Jews in the Netherlands during the Holocaust (2012).
- The Centre adopts an action plan defining the priorities of the organization for education, museum, remembrance programs and the transmission of memory.
- Launch of a new website. 12,193 visits are made to the website by 8778 users during the first two months online. A Facebook page is created in June 2009.
- The collection of 500 Holocaust survivor testimonies is digitized.
- Establishment of a young adults committee, working on contemporary issues of human rights. Programming activities follow.
- Film series organized, in partnership with the Rwandan, Cambodian and Armenian communities during the Action Week Against Racism.
- Documentation and digitization of the Museum collection is undertaken.
- The Centre adopts a second action plan with defined objectives in the areas of museum and exhibitions, education, remembrance. It aims for a universal and contemporary message, the use of the foremost collection in Canada on this subject, new partnerships, and the use of technology to assure the ongoing relevance of Holocaust and human rights education.
- 15,587 visitors to the Museum, including more than 8,500 students, an increase of 50% in the last 4 years.
- Survivors presenting their testimonies reached over 13,481 people.
- Pedagogical tools were used in class by 2,900 students.
- Launch of the new Stand Up for Human Rights website
- The Centre is honoured with the Grands Citoyens de Côte-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grâce award in the category of Heritage and Architecture
- Fifteenth edition of the Holocaust Education Series
- Collection includes 8,603 artifacts and 520 video testimonials.
- Cataloging of the collection is completed and is used in pedagogical tools. 300 of the collection's objects are put online on the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network.
- Two new pedagogical tools, one for Secondary 2 level and one for Secondary 5 are made available to teachers.
- The Teachers Resource Section of the website (www.mhmc.ca) is redesigned to offer greater support.
- Digitization and integration of two collections of video testimonies of Montreal Holocaust survivors (199 videos) in partnership with the Azrieli Foundation
- Several traveling exhibitions, including one in collaboration with the General Consulate of Belgium in the framework of Belgium's presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance 2012, and Canada's presidency (2013)
- Development and launch of an interactive exhibition on genocide: United Against Genocide in partnership with the Rwandan, Cambodian and Armenian communities of Quebec. This exhibition will explore, through various themes over a 5-year period, a central message: that in learning about genocide, it can and must be prevented. The first theme is the transmission of memory.