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The National Refugees come to Canada to escape gender persecution

Canada, as everyone knows, has long been a favourite destination for refugees seeking the safety and stability this country provides. Traditionally most were fleeing political or religious persecution, but a CBC News investigation got access to the data from nearly five years of Refugee Board decisions, giving a striking look at who else is coming here and why. Of the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

The National Women and minimum wage

One hundred years after Canada introduced a minimum wage, it's mostly women still stuck at the bottom of the income ladder. And while some call recent minimum wage hikes a good thing, others call them job killers.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

The National Olympic twins pioneered Canadian women's skiing

The athletes who will compete in Pyeongchang know all about perseverance and grit, but they may be no match for Rhoda and Rhona Wurtele. The 96-year-old twins started skiing at age 5 and basically never stopped, blazing a trail when women were a rarity in downhill skiing, all the way to the Olympics. Their passion is inspiring a brand-new generation ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

News in Review - February 2018 Sexual Slavery: The Shocking World of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is big business in Canada, with girls, some as young as 12, coerced into sexual slavery. Ninety percent of the victims come from within Canada. They are controlled by pimps who may initially pose as their boyfriends, showering them with attention and gifts. Then they are threatened, beaten, held captive and even branded. The problem has become so ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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News in Review - January 2018 #MeToo: How a Hashtag Launched a Revolution

The #MeToo Campaign of 2017 could well be the most important movement of a generation. The hashtag took off in October and allowed victims of sexual harassment all over the world to unite on social media. It started with stunning revelations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein and grew into a global movement. The bravery of these women sharing their stories ...
  • 2018
  • 00:17:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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News in Review - November 2017 Canada's 29th Governor General: Julie Payette

Julie Payette has lived an exciting life that very few can even dream about. As an astronaut for Canada, she’s been to the International Space Station twice. She’s a pilot, an athlete, an engineer and speaks six languages. In October 2017, Ms. Payette, who is 53 years old, took on her latest adventure. She became Canada’s 29th Governor General – representing ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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CANAdooDAday Viola Desmond

The story of one of Canada’s most famous civil rights icons, and the soon-to-be- face of the $10 bill is told.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:20
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/11/2017

Canada: The Story of Us New Identity (1946-1970)

Canada experiences a boom time after the war, but not all are happy with the status quo. They seek to reshape the country and challenge dark legacies of injustice. The circle of Confederation grows and Canada emerges as a complex and cosmopolitan nation on the world stage. Features stories/events include: Newfoundland joins Confederation, Viola Desmond and civil rights in Canada, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canadian History: A Conversation How Much Do You Know about the Roles Women Played in Canadian History?

Who were the key women in Canadian history? How well do we know their stories? Moderated by Marivel Taruc, host of CBC's Our Toronto, the panel includes: Pamela Sugiman, Ryerson University; Funke Aladejebi, York University; and Tarah Brookfield, Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • 2017
  • 00:40:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canada: The Story of Us Service and Sacrifice (1916-1929)

Bravery and sacrifice define our new nation as war erupts across Europe. Canada, as a British Dominion, joins in the fight – a young country seeking to find its place on the world stage. It's not long before nearly half a million Canadians, including thousands of Indigenous soldiers, travel to Europe to serve beside their allies in the First World ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canada: The Story of Us Connected (1824-1890s)

Inventors and entrepreneurs dream of uniting the country through the latest design and technology – and make their fortunes. An extraordinary generation will revolutionize transportation, engineering and communications, making Canada the high-tech superstar of a newly-wired world. Features stories/events include: building the Welland Canal, Cunard steamships, the Victoria Bridge, telegraphy, newspapers. Important note for teachers: This series is intended to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

CANAdooDAday Canadian Women Who Kicked Butt

A musical anthem celebrating two of Canada’s greatest female heroes — Emily Stowe and Nellie McClung, who fought to get women the right the vote in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:14
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/05/2017

The National Women Priests

There is a growing movement toward welcoming women to serve as priests in the Catholic Church; at the same time there is increasing resistance to the idea.
  • 2017
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

On the Money Fighting Sexism

Keith Mann did a great job of getting the online marketplace Witchsy up and running — except he's a complete fabrication created by company co-founders Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer who were finding that sexism was a barrier to their progress as a start-up.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The Current Public Forum on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

This special edition of The Current is a public forum that was held at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. — the fifth in a series of forums on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). Anna Maria Tremonti and panelists explore the work of the National Inquiry into MMIWG, leadership and reconciliation.
  • 2017
  • 02:05:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The Current The inquiry itself is not the solution: Pam Palmater

Pam Palmater, Mi'kmaw lawyer and professor, shares her insights on lessons learned from past inquiries at a public forum on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) hosted by CBC's The Current.
  • 2017
  • 00:00:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

The National The MMIWG Inquiry | Up to Speed

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls began last year, but advocacy groups and some families have been critical of the process. Some say the inquiry has struggled to connect with the families of the victims.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

CBC Short Docs Peace River Rising

Helen Knott, a Dane-Zaa/Nehiyaw social worker, poet and activist, explores the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land. She takes us through the dramatic changes she’s witnessed in her home territory, as woodlands have disappeared to make way for pipelines. On the streets of Fort St. John, Helen and a fellow lifetime resident reflect on how ...
  • 2017
  • 00:09:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 9

In this episode, a film project allows two women to explore and reconcile their conflicting feminist ideals. Plus, witness a collision between punk rock and opera and hear from the artists of Medellin, Columbia as they grapple with the importance of memory.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 7

Meet a young poet who tore up Instagram with a single photograph; a visual artist whose performance could be called back-breaking; and musician Peaches tells a story of when art equals danger.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

News in Review - March 2017 Roberta Bondar: Stellar Inspiration

​Twenty five years ago, Roberta Bondar blasted into history as the first Canadian woman in space. A research scientist in neurology, she used her education in the first International Microgravity Laboratory Mission on board Space Shuttle Discovery. Now, a quarter of a century later, she’s still flying high, reaching out to a younger generation to spark their curiosity in all things ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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News in Review - March 2017 Women’s March on Washington: Stronger Together

The election of President Donald Trump deeply divided the United States. Just a day after his swearing-in ceremony, more than one million people took to the streets around the world to protest. Washington was ground zero. The Women’s March on Washington saw an unprecedented number of marchers turn out. They were there to ensure the new administration did not erode ...
  • 2017
  • 00:20:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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Mansbridge One on One Sally Armstrong

Peter Mansbridge sits down with Canadian journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist Sally Armstrong to talk about her work in Iraq speaking directly with ISIS fighters and the Yazidi women and girls they captured.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

The Sunday Edition Living in Hope: Viola Desmond's Story Classroom Favourites

This special presentation from CBC Radio's Sunday Edition is a dramatized account of a pivotal moment in Canadian race relations. On November 8, 1946 Viola Desmond refuses to move to the upstairs balcony in the Roseland Theatre, and is forcibly removed from the theatre and thrown in jail. The resulting legal battle was taken all the way to the Nova Scotia Supreme ...
  • 2007
  • 00:54:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/02/2017

The National Will protests hurt President Trump?

After a huge turnout for women’s marches all over the world, The National's Wendy Mesley asks Sunday Talk panelists: should Trump be scared? Has Trump managed to reawaken the left? Should the protesters back off and give him a chance? Panelists include: Jonathan Kay, editor-in-chief at The Walrus magazine; Supriya Dwivedi, political commentator and radio talk show host; and Hadiya Rodrique, lawyer and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:13:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2017