Canadian Icons

Putting together a list of Canadian icons is a big task, but our archives are deep and varied!

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 34 Titles

Included in this collection

Mansbridge One on One Rick Hansen

Almost 30 years after he circled the globe to raise funds for spinal chord research — a cause his foundation continues to pursue today — Peter Mansbridge catches up with a man who is both one of Canada's most admired individuals and most prominent wheelchair athletes.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2017

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

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review 2016-2017 subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-17-03 - Roberta Bondar: Stellar Inspiration

The National Stephen Harper Interview

Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper vows to quit as PM even if his party loses by a single seat. CBC News' chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge sits down for exclusive one-on-one interviews with each of the main federal party leaders in advance of the October 2015 election. Mansbridge and Harper discuss the economy, the Syrian refugee crisis, military ...
  • 2015
  • 00:26:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

News in Review - October 2011 Terry Fox: Remembering a Canadian Hero

It’s been 30 years since Terry Fox died in a British Columbia hospital, one month short of his 23rd birthday and nine months after he was forced to give up his cross-Canada run to raise money for cancer research. In this News in Review story we’ll look at his legendary run and his enduring legacy.
  • 2011
  • 00:15:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2011

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review 2011-2012 subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Terry Fox: Remembering a Canadian Hero

News in Review - September 1995 The Latimer Case: Mercy or Murder?

What is the Latimer case all about? First and foremost it is about Tracy Latimer, a young Saskatchewan girl severely disabled with cerebral palsy who was intentionally killed by her father, Robert. It is also about her family who loved her and suffered with her. The killing of Tracy by her father has been characterized as everything from premeditated criminal ...
  • 1995
  • 00:13:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/15/1995

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review 1993-1995 subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • The Latimer Case: Mercy or Murder?

The Nature of Things The Man Who Tweeted Earth Classroom Favourites

Most of us can only imagine what the astronauts aboard the International Space Station have experienced. The distance has made it seem unknowable. But December 2012 that all began to change. From the moment Hadfield arrived at the ISS for a five-month mission, he transformed the way we connect to space. Millions followed his every move. His YouTube videos were ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:34
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Generations The McCurdy Birthright

In the 1980s, Howard McCurdy was a feisty Member of Parliament from Windsor, the first black NDP MP and the only black person in the House of Commons at the time. He became known for his interest in civil rights, for people of all races and colours. It's a passion he inherited from many McCurdys before him. The McCurdys settled in ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Tom Longboat: Canadian history behind the June 4 Google Doodle New

The June 4, 2018 Google Doodle honoured legendary Indigenous Canadian athlete Tom Longboat, who was born on this day in 1887. A runner from Ontario's Six Nations Reserve, Longboat shattered records and stereotypes.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]