Firsthand Hold Your Fire

The average frontline police officer in North America faces more interactions with people experiencing a mental health crisis than ever before. As the number of interactions skyrockets, police services struggle to deal with an ever-growing population of emotionally disturbed individuals who often lack adequate social supports. Hold Your Fire explores the reasons why officers who signed on to serve and protect somehow ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/18/2016

The National How Montreal police and the city's homeless are building a better relationship

It's part of an initiative started after a homeless man was killed by police last year. The goal is to ensure it never happens again.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

Moving On Intellectual Disabilities

This episode from CBC's acclaimed Moving On series deals with people with intellectual disabilities. It discusses past treatment, current standards and the difficulties those with intellectual disabilities face as they age. The program features Louise, who lived for decades in the Dixville home for people with intellectual disabilities. After leaving at the age of 51, she visits schools to share her experience ...
  • 2006
  • 00:23:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/07/2015

The National Jurors and PTSD (Part 1 of 2)

Jury duty is a civic duty. But some jurors say they've been traumatized by disturbing evidence, and their condition is largely ignored by the courts. Part 1 of 2.
  • 2017
  • 00:13:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

The National Jurors and PTSD (Part 2 of 2)

Jury duty is a civic duty. But some jurors say they've been traumatized by disturbing evidence, and their condition is largely ignored by the courts. Part 2 of 2.
  • 2017
  • 00:04:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

The Fifth Estate Justice for Nadia: Victim of a Cyberpath

It's the fall of 2007 and Nadia Kajouji has no way of knowing she is about to fall into the clutches of an online predator when she turns to the web for help. She is just eighteen years old, pretty, self-confident; a talented and ambitious student. Her sights set on a career in law and politics, she's in her first ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Keeping Canada Safe Keeping Canada Safe, Episode 5

A police task force in Quebec City undertakes the suspenseful, chilling arrest of a suspected child pornographer. Canadian Forces fighter jet pilots in Cold Lake engage in a thrilling mid-air dogfight to test their response in the event of enemy attack. A Commercial Vehicle Inspection Officer engages in high-speed pursuit of a truck on an Alberta highway — and finds ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/06/2017

The Current Labels are for Cans: Managing autism in the workplace

People with high-functioning autism are said to have an "invisible disability." But it's not always completely invisible. There can be problems communicating, troublesome ticks, or socially inappropriate behaviour. Sometimes, it's enough to result in dismissal. Advocates say workplaces should be more accommodating. But as CBC reporter Julie Ireton discovered, there is a bigger debate taking place about whether workers with ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

The National Life Sentence: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can lead to learning disabilities, poor judgment and antisocial behaviour. It is caused by maternal drinking during pregnancy. FAS causes permanent organic injury to the brain. One in 500 babies born in Canada suffers from this condition. Now, new research suggests our prisons are full of victims of FAS – many of them undiagnosed. A study shows ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Firsthand Lost on Arrival: Me, the Mounties & PTSD

The lifetime prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in war journalists is 28.6% — 3.5 times the general population. In 2014, longtime CBC journalist Curt Petrovich was diagnosed with PTSD. This insightful film captures his courageous efforts to rebuild himself from the inside out. From running marathons to experimental MDMA treatments, Curt tries anything to stop the traumatic images ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2017