• Is campus free speech under attack?

    Is free speech under fire on Canadian university campuses? Some say it's being stifled in the name of political correctness and reject the idea that speech should be limited to protect people. Others say lines need to be drawn with hate speech. Lorenda Reddekopp reports from Toronto's Ryerson University.

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  • New collection: Indigenous Youth

    Our latest collection takes a closer look at the hopes, experiences and challenges of Indigenous youth in Canada today. Among the topics examined are cultural identity, community engagement, education, the environment and relations with law enforcement.

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  • The Wild Canadian Year

    From the creators of the acclaimed series Wild Canada comes a new five-part legacy series, which views Canada’s extraordinary wildlife through the lens of its four distinct seasons.

    The seasonality of the weather on our planet defines and drives the lives of every creature on earth. Humans, plants and wildlife must navigate the changing conditions they face as a result of our planet’s annual trip around the sun. But in some places the effects of the seasons are especially pronounced – one of those places is Canada.

    Lightning storms and tornados whipping across the Canadian prairies, secret worlds buried beneath the snow, polar bears hunting in the open summer waters of Hudson Bay, a bizarre animal that lives underground and has 28 tentacles around its mouth instead of eyes, frogs that actually freeze solid in the winter – miraculously coming back to life year after year each spring, and lynx that walk on snow chasing their elusive quarry through the northern forests – The Wild Canadian Year showcases the most amazing and rare natural wonders of Canada.

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  • New kids' series: Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery

    Just in time for Canada's 150th birthday, Jaxon and Song have been invited to a mysterious party, but before they get there, they have a thing or two to learn about this great country and what makes Canada, Canada!

    Follow Song and Jaxon through eight episodes as they travel through our vast country, exploring and finding clues to help them solve the mystery of who is celebrating on July 1st, where and why.

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  • New collection: The LGBTQ experience in Canada

    From the court battles of the past to the growing awareness of gender identity issues today, the stories in this collection highlight some of the challenges and realities within LGBTQ communities in Canada today.

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  • The Current's MMIWG Ottawa Public Forum

    This special edition of The Current is a public forum that was held at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on March 28, 2017 — the fifth in a series of forums on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). Anna Maria Tremonti and panelists explore the work of the National Inquiry into MMIWG, leadership and reconciliation.

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  • New kids' series: Dot.

    Based on the beloved children's book by Randi Zuckerberg, Dot. is about a tech-savvy, inquisitive and exuberant 8-year-old who embarks on hilarious adventures and fearlessly sets about solving problems; problems she most likely created herself. For a girl as energetic as Dot, there’s no better way to spend the day than outside, exploring the world with her best friends Hal, Ruby, Nev and Dev, as well as her dog Scratch. Join her as she conquers each new challenge the same way any 8-year-old would… by messing up a lot and laughing even more!

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  • New series: Becoming Canadian

    Every year, hundreds of thousands take the Oath of Citizenship and officially become Canadian citizens. It’s the emotional culmination of a long and often rocky journey, fuelled by the hope and promise of what it means to be Canadian. This series captures that milestone moment as new citizens share the unique path they’ve taken to become Canadian.

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  • New kids' series aimed at early readers: Wandering Wenda

    Transport yourself into an exhilarating world of action, adventure and alliteration as young Wenda and her friends Wu and Wesley Woodchuck embark on a series of wild, weird and wonderfully exciting adventures! No matter where Wenda wanders, she always finds herself mixed up in the middle of mayhem, and when the going gets tough, she uses her words.

    With some quick wordplay, Wenda manages to get out of the trickiest situations. By changing words, she is able to shape her adventure and adapt the world around her to help her out of some sticky situations. Each episode is a whimsical, globe-trotting adventure of sound, word and letter exploration aimed at early readers. Wenda and her friends allow audiences to share as they venture into daring exploits and new travel destinations. Armed with the power of words, there is nothing they can’t overcome. The series is inspired by Margaret Atwood’s children’s book The Wide World of Wandering Wenda.

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  • New kids' series: Studio K

    From Studio K in the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, the friendly and funny CBC Kids hosts and puppet characters bring a programming block filled with laughter, play, interactivity and humour.

    Whether Skype-ing with kids across Canada, reading emails with Putter the computer, hitting the streets in Sumo Suits, or getting made-up by the Makeup Monster, Studio K personalities engage viewers with their authenticity and humour.

    Playing side-splitting games with celebrity guests, tackling outrageous challenges or hanging out with Gary the tap-dancing unicorn, CBC Kids hosts are real and ready to play. Hilarious and lively, honest and fresh, Studio K lets fun lead the way.

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