Equity, 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
  • 47 Titles

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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

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  • The Skin We're In teacher guide

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

Teacher Guide(s)

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

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

The National White Privilege: Does It Exist?

Recent U.S. grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers for killing black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked outrage and protest. They've also brought to the fore questions about the difference between how whites and minorities are treated. The National assembles a panel of political commentators who try to parse some difficult questions. Is white privilege ...
  • 2014
  • 00:13:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/22/2014

The National Who Do We Think We Are?

The face of Canada is changing rapidly. One in three Canadians will belong to a visible minority by 2031, according to Stats Can. Once largely a nation of staid rural folk, today much of our population lives in competitive, fast-paced urban centres. And our economy, like all those of developed countries, is on the brink of a major green shift. ...
  • 2010
  • 00:53:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Prime Time News Who Is a Real Canadian?

The face and voice of Canada is changing. Growing diversity is stimulating some tough questions about Canadian values and what it means to be Canadian. Taking Surrey, British Columbia as a microcosm of Canadian society, Joe Schlesinger documents the clash between official multiculturalism and the practical reality of living with diversity. Conceived as a way of showing that to be ...
  • 1994
  • 00:25:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/29/2015

Teacher Guide(s)

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