"Some day I’d like to sit down for four or five days and tell the stories I know. There are many things others have missed. That’s not egotism-that’s fact. There are things no one else can tell."

- Toronto, Ont.,
October 3, 1965


The Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) is a dynamic cultural, educational, and historical institution. Located on the stately University of Saskatchewan campus, the DCC is the only combined Prime Ministerial archives, museum and research centre in Canada. Existing to celebrate Canadian history, the museum preserves and interprets core collections representing the life and times of John G. Diefenbaker, presents national and international cultural exhibitions, and develops educational and public programs in keeping with the high academic standards of the University of Saskatchewan. Our particular themes are citizenship, leadership, and Canada’s role in the international community.


Now Open!

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) reopened its doors to the public on March 30, 2012.  A grand reopening celebration, featuring dignitaries and influential individuals from Canada's human rights community, took place to showcase the importance of human rights in Canada and the legacy of John G. Diefenbaker.


New Hours of operation:


  • Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Weekends and Holidays: 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed Christmas Day through New Year's Day, Good Friday, and Remembrance Day



For more information, please contact us at dief.centre@usask.ca or (306) 966-8384.

Gallery to reopen fall 2011 ?Ou

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is proud to present a virtual exhibition exploring seven key themes of achievement throughout Diefenbaker’s term as Canada’s 13th Prime Minister.

Please contact the Centre via email at dief.centre@usask.ca or phone us at (306) 966-8384 for more information.

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Diefenbaker Centre News

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre Presents: Music and Human Rights

Join us on Sunday, February 10, at 2:00pm to enjoy great music and visit our Canadian Bill of Rights exhibit!

The Music:

Ludwig van Beethoven, Srul Iving Glick, Antonin Dvorak, and Ernest MacMillan.


Starry Night Quartet:

Joan Savage and Nova Wong, violins

Jim Legge, viola

Scott McKnight, cello


Refreshments will be served after the concert and attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Diefenbaker Canada Centre's exhibit on the 1960 Canadian Bill of Rights.


$15 (general admission)

$10 (students)

Diefenbaker Canada Centre at the Heritage Festival of Saskatoon

Hello Saskatoon! We will be hosting a booth at the 2013 Heritage Festival of Saskatoon! It takes place Sunday, February 3, from 12-5. We will be displaying information the evolution of our university. Hope to see you there! For more information, visit: http://heritagefestivalofsaskatoon.com/

Hello Saskatoon!  We will be hosting a booth at the 2013 Heritage Festival of Saskatoon!  It takes place Sunday, February 3, from 12-5.  We will be displaying information the evolution of our university.  Hope to see you there!  For more information, visit: http://heritagefestivalofsaskatoon.com/

Freedom of Expression in Broad Strokes Featured at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre from May 31st to July 24th

Assembled by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom, the exhibit is traveling across Canada where it is displayed in cities that are members of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination.

Featuring award-winning international editorial cartoons; the visual nature of this exhibit encourages visitors to think about the complexity of freedom of expression and what it means to them. Through an interpretative tour, individuals will have an opportunity to connect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to the challenges faced by individuals around the world where freedom of expression is censored or denied.

“Freedom of Expression in Broad Strokes” will be on display at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre (101 Diefenbaker Place, University of Saskatchewan Campus) through to July 24, 2012.  Interpretive tours are also available upon request at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre.

The public is invited to attend the exhibit’s opening reception on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, 101 Diefenbaker Place, University of Saskatchewan Campus.  A short program will take place with greetings on behalf of the City of Saskatoon, the University of Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.  Light refreshments will be provided.

CTV News coverage of the opening is available at CTV Saskatoon's website (Coverage begins at 17:14 in the video).

Provincial Justice


Touring the Exhibit