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Launched in October 2013, Curio.ca is CBC and Radio-Canada’s online subscriber-based streaming service developed expressly for the Canadian educational community, including school boards, government ministries, universities, colleges and cégeps, and public libraries. Curio.ca currently reaches over two million students across Canada.
With a dedicated team of people experienced in educational resource development, production, web development, sales, marketing and distribution, Curio.ca is committed to providing the Canadian educational community with high-quality, Canadian digital learning resources that align with curriculum to meet today’s classroom needs and support learning when, where and how teachers and students want it.
Curio.ca gives teachers and students streaming access to the best in educational video and audio from CBC and Radio-Canada. You'll find documentaries from television and radio, news reports and more — all available with a single subscription!
Our collection features thousands of programs and hundreds of teacher resource guides carefully curated to support provincial K-12 curricula and post-secondary courses across the country. Curio.ca gives teachers and students 24/7 access to a wealth of primary-source content in English and French. It’s a great tool to help students develop critical-thinking skills. Every week, we add new content selected for its educational relevance, always commercial-free, including the latest from CBC’s award-winning documentary, news, drama, and children's programming (e.g. The Nature of Things, The Fifth Estate and The National).
Each participating institution will receive one main account under the account of their consortium. Each participating institution can then request a number of accounts to be set up for each professor, who can then set up his/her individual profile so as to be able to prepare play lists for sharing with the students in his/her course(s). Library staff may also wish to set up a few accounts, for training purposes. A limit of 2,000 accounts for professors/staff per institution.*
*NOTE: Names of professors/staff for individual profile accounts are not required at this time. Details on the process for professors/staff to take advantage of this functionality will be provided upon subscription.
Last updated: May 15, 2017
Full Resource Details
Each subscribing library can produce their institutions' usage statistics from within Curio's admin module. Links to guides and tutorials (English and French) are below. The guide refers to an "access code" used to create an account. If you do not know your access code, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.