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The Stats of Life Food

In this episode we meet the statistically average family that can’t seem to make time to eat healthy meals together. Plus, a large family that has 25 people over for dinner every Friday and a couple from the east coast who have so little money that to feed themselves they forage for food, tend a garden and barter for meals ...
  • 2017
  • 00:23:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/17/2018

The Stats of Life Home

In this episode we meet the family with the statistically average home who are looking for ways to increase its value. Plus, a family who bought a huge home now regrets the constant upkeep, and a pair of sisters are looking to buy their first home — right in the middle of a frantic real estate bubble.
  • 2017
  • 00:23:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/17/2018

The Stats of Life Money

In this episode we meet a couple who find that earning the statistically average income still makes it difficult to raise a family. Plus, a woman worth $100 million moves her family into her dream home and a couple making a decent income are so loaded down with debt that they’re considering bankruptcy.
  • 2017
  • 00:23:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/17/2018

Bookaboo InvisiBill with Stana Katic

Bookaboo and Stana Katic, star of the series Castle, share a fabulously absurd story of an ordinary boy who feels so overlooked by his busy family he becomes… InvisiBill!
  • 2016
  • 00:11:12
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/08/2018

CBC Docs POV Birth of a Family

Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary. Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2017

On the Money Should you buy a home?

Kerry Taylor, financial writer on Squawkfox, talks about whether putting dollars into a home makes sense for a first-time buyer.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

Dot. The Holiday Tree

Dot is horrified to discover she’s accidentally gotten rid of all the decorations for the town tree; she works round the clock to make new ones and discovers the joy that comes with giving and sharing.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/08/2017

Dot. A Song for Everyone

Dot and her friends work together to write a song for the Winter Concert that will speak to the entire town, regardless of what holiday they celebrate, but their performance is threatened by a snow storm.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/08/2017

Firsthand Kosher Love

Kosher Love looks at the search for true love and bible-instructed marriage in the orthodox / Hasidic world as it pushes back against an ever encroaching, wired, secular world and its idea of momentary, selfish love.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 5

Having recovered from her mastectomy and with only the final rounds of chemotherapy remaining, the end appears to be in sight for Roxann. But complications arise when she is rushed back to the hospital with a surgical infection that baffles her doctors. Despite these constant setbacks, Roxann eagerly awaits the festival premiere of her first short film. With her doctors ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 4

Frustrated by the lack of answers from her doctors, and the apparent failure of chemotherapy, Roxann is persuaded to undergo a double mastectomy in hopes of removing the cancer from her body once and for all. The procedure quickly becomes a source of tremendous anxiety, confusion and humiliation for Roxann. More palpable solace comes from the traditional healers, who help ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 3

Roxann and her family are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the people of Kahnawake, as well as from First Nations and cancer survivors across Canada. After the resounding success of a community-wide breakfast fundraiser held for her, Roxann finds herself conflicted between the demands of becoming a public spokesperson for cancer awareness and the more personal demands of ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 2

Two months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Roxann begins her first round of chemotherapy. Even after having expected the worst, the side effects of the supposed “cure” begin to take their toll in ways that nobody could have anticipated. Confined to her home for days at a time and confronted every day with signs of her deteriorating physical state, ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 1

Thunder Blanket explores a young Aboriginal woman’s battle against breast cancer. In the first episode of this five-part series, we meet Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean, a young Mohawk mother and independent filmmaker who struggles to cope with the shock of diagnosis, the continued demands of raising a household of four, and the anxiety towards the long recovery ahead. Faced with the loss ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs NiiSoTeWak: Two Bodies, One Heart

Cree teachings say that identical twins are born with two bodies, but share one heart. Meet Tapwewin and Pawaken, 10-year-old brothers trying to make sense of the world, their family and each other. The twins’ ancestry is rooted in Attawapiskat First Nation, Moshkekowok territory, yet they’ve lived most of their lives in urban centers. Their Cree identity is informed by ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Genderize

In 2012, transgender filmmaker Chase Joynt sat down with Benton (age 12), Madeleine (10) and Dexter (6) to talk about gender, puberty, school and parents. Four years later, he revisits the kids to see what’s changed — but not before the kids flip the camera on the adults to ask some questions of their own. The result is a poignant, ...
  • 2016
  • 00:13:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/20/2017

On the Money Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is supposed to protect you during those "rainy days" — that is, in cases of illness, disaster, job loss or other unexpected events. Are Canadians today prepared for these kinds of financial bumps? This On the Money segment from CBC's Peter Armstrong paints a grim picture of Canadians' average savings.
  • 2016
  • 00:06:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017

News in Review - November 2009 Adoption: Looking For A Baby Abroad

Every year, for a number of reasons, many Canadians adopt children in foreign countries. International adoptions can provide them with the baby they always wanted, but they can also be expensive and frustrating. In this News in Review story we’ll follow a Manitoba woman as she travels to Kazakhstan to adopt a baby girl.
  • 2009
  • 00:15:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Me Tarzan, You Jane

The war of the sexes is an age-old battle that has fascinated us for thousands of years. Gender and the differences between the sexes bring men and women together—but they also divide them. Today the battle of the sexual stereotypes and prejudices seems to be back on. Adults no longer have a corner on such preconceived notions as more and ...
  • 2006
  • 00:39:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/24/2014

Marketplace The Great Salt Shakedown

Eighty Canadians, 80 containers, and one of our most unusual tests ever! The Marketplace team looks at Canadians' diets and finds startling salt facts — the shocking amounts of sodium hidden in your food and how Ottawa lets the food industry get away with it.
  • 2013
  • 00:21:56
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/18/2013

Metro Morning Hanukkah, Celebrating Families

Matt Galloway speaks with Yacov Fruchter, the spiritual leader from the Annex Shul in Toronto. They discuss the meaning of Hanukkah and the important role of this celebration for not only Jewish families and the Jewish community, but also the larger world.
  • 2013
  • 00:06:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/10/2013

The Current The Boy with a Past: Teen Fatherhood

He was 16 when his twins were born, a teenage father who agreed with his even younger girlfriend that the babies would be better off adopted by another couple. But that didn't make it easy. No one ever talks about the teenage dad. He is often ignored, shunned or shamed. Aziza Sindhu brings you the story of one man and ...
  • 2012
  • 00:26:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/19/2013

Marketplace Debt Nation: Personal Finances in Crisis

As never before, Canada is a nation in debt. In fact, we’ve reached the point where the average Canadian family owes more than it earns. Marketplace met with three families living close to the edge. Like so many Canadians, they are living on credit and paying massive amounts of interest. Is there any way out in a world where money is ...
  • 2008
  • 00:50:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National The Cost of Living

From the grocery store to the gas station, consumers are facing some unpleasant surprises at the till. World events have triggered a big jump in the cost of oil and gas, and according to the United Nations, that could further destabilize already volatile world food markets. For Canadians, the average cost of basic necessities has been climbing steadily for months, ...
  • 2010
  • 00:15:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Now Severe Allergies

Six percent of North American children have severe food allergies, and experts say the number is rising. As a result, more and more families will be made to feel like prisoners in their own home; that's what it's like when the most everyday foods can be potentially fatal for your child. Meet a Canadian family who's coping with two children who ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013