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License Begins: 
September 1, 2021
License Ends: 
August 31, 2022

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!  Curio brochure (2020)

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).


Also available:

  • News in Review
  • L'Actualité en revue
  • National Geographic
  • BBC Channel 
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Consortia Canada license. BCI leads

Notes on Subscribers: 

UCN and Saskatchewan Polytechnic get Curio and also News in Review.

Univ of Regina gets Curio only.

20-21 U of Saskatchewan joins on Curio and News in Review

20-21 Brandon U and U of Sask  and U of Winnipeg joins on Curio. U of Winnipeg also gets BBC and National Geographic