CBC News Special Life Under Construction

Those who qualify must overcome past traumas, fight addictions and manage complicated parenting challenges to find success. Can Cory, whose mother was killed by his alcoholic father, put his traumatic past behind him to move forward? Can a single mother of three, Marylou, juggle her family responsibilities with a career? Will expectant father Colten conquer his drug and alcohol habits in ...
  • 2012
  • 01:30:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/24/2014

The National Lunchbox Breakdown

Walk down the aisles of any supermarket, and you’ll notice an explosion of prepared foods for kids’ lunches. This collection of three National mini-documentaries takes a closer look at these convenient snacks and meals to find out how they stack up nutritionally. Reporter Reg Sherren profiles Alberta’s APPLE Project promoting active living and healthy eating in schools. Ian Hanomansing assesses ...
  • 2010
  • 00:23:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2000 Marketing to Teens: A Captive Audience?

This special report integrates footage from the CBC program Undercurrents and profiles student activism in an Ontario high school, the pilot school for Youth News Network (YNN). Focusing on advertising to a "captive" and lucrative market, the story investigates what critics call the commercialization of public education and raises the universal issue of the ethics of marketing certain products and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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The National North of 60: Life in the North – Traditions and Culture (Part 1 of 2)

The first of the two-part North of 60 series is comprised of five short documentaries that examine the traditional world of the Inuit and the efforts being made to preserve their unique cultural heritage. 
  • 2005
  • 00:39:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canadian History: A Conversation Perspectives on Canadian History

When Canada: The Story of Us first aired on CBC, it sparked important discussion and debate. To accompany the series, this roundtable brings together a group of Canadian history experts to discuss some of the different perspectives on our history — and what that means to our identities as Canadians. Moderated by Mike Finnerty, host of CBC Montreal's Daybreak, the panel includes Brenda ...
  • 2017
  • 00:46:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

News in Review - June 2006 Punjab School: Giving a Gift of Hope

Millions of children in India never have a chance to get proper schooling. Many of them must work to support their impoverished families. In rural areas, many public schools aren't equipped to provide students with a real education. But thanks to a Canadian, children in a village in Punjab now have new hope for a better future. In this News ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2006

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News in Review - April 1995 Re-examining History: Searching for Truth

The revisionist arguments about major events in history, such as the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan, are examined.
  • 1995
  • 00:10:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1995

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News in Review - November 1998 Redefining Education: Showdown in Ontario

Since the election of the government of Mike Harris in Ontario, the public education system in that province has undergone unprecedented changes. The changes in Ontario have primarily been the result of Bill 160, a radical piece of legislation that dramatically transformed the balance of power between the provincial government, local and regional boards of education and teachers’ unions. As local ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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CBC News Now Reds, Whites & the Blues

In this highly regarded CBC Newsworld documentary, also known as Reading, Writing and the Rez, four savvy teenagers take us to their white high schools and show us why most Native kids from reserves don’t graduate. Kiki, Chelsey, Jordan and Marcus live on the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, an urban Indian reserve in the shadow of Vancouver. The odds of finishing high ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:03
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Refugee Students: The Lucky Ones

From afar, and especially to those living in conflict zones, Canada can seem like a paradise — no war and the freedom to believe what you want. There is also reasonable access to education and employment. That is why the two young Somali refugees profiled in this documentary left their families behind in Kenya. Their new lives as students at Canadian ...
  • 2009
  • 00:24:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/30/2013