Diversity and Inclusion

Our diversity as Canadians is one of our distinctive traits as a country. In this collection, we examine the triumphs, lessons, struggles and challenges that continue to shape our multifaceted identity.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 43 Titles

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News in Review - September 2003 The Asahi Baseball Team Remembered

In the 1930s the Asahi baseball team was the pride of Vancouver’s Little Tokyo. In a David vs. Goliath triumph over bigger Caucasian teams, the upstart Japanese-Canadian players became unbeatable, winning the prestigious Pacific Northwest Championship for five consecutive years. But by 1942 Canada was at war with Japan and soon everyone of Japanese descent, whether born in Canada or ...
  • 2003
  • 00:16:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2003

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  • The Asahi Baseball Team Remembered

Brand Canada The Canadian Dream

A poetic exploration of Canada through the eyes of immigrants, as early impressions of their new home evolve into everyday experience.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/28/2017

Generations The Chan Legacy

The Chans go back seven generations in Canada and are one of the oldest families on the West Coast. Reverend Chan's granddaughter, Helen Lee, grandson Victor Wong and great grandson Gary Lee recall being barred from theatres, swimming pools and restaurants. Finally, in 1947, Chinese born in Canada were granted citizenship and the right to vote. Today, Todd Wong represents a ...
  • 2007
  • 00:43:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate The Life and Death of Abdinasir Dirie

In the 1990s, Abdinasir Dirie's parents fled civil war in Somalia for the apparent peace and safety of Canada. Years later, G Baby, as his family called him, made his own way from the rough streets of Toronto's Jamestown Crescent neighbourhood to the oilfields of Alberta looking for riches and good fortune. There, he died and his murder remains unsolved, ...
  • 2010
  • 00:41:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/16/2014

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

Firsthand The Skin We're In

Urgent, controversial and undeniably honest, The Skin We’re In is a wake-up call to complacent Canadians. Racism is here. It is everywhere. It is us and we are it. Following celebrated journalist Desmond Cole as he researches his hotly anticipated book, this documentary from acclaimed director Charles Officer pulls back the curtain on racism in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2017

The Fifth Estate Throwaway Citizens

This documentary picks up pages of the bureaucratic paper trail which led to the ethnic cleansing of British Columbia – the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II. There was never any legitimate security risk involved. Motive for the internment and confiscation of their property had everything to do with commercial jealousy and racism mixing with politics. After the ...
  • 1995
  • 00:32:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2000 Ujjal Dosanjh: B.C.'s Indian-Born Premier

In an attempt to hang onto power and to stage a comeback in the court of public opinion after the resignation of Glen Clark, the beleaguered NDP government of British Columbia picks Ujjal Dosanjh as party leader and premier. The former attorney general of the province was selected following a process that itself was not without controversy. As a Canadian ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2000

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  • Ujjal Dosanjh: B.C.'s Indian-Born Premier