Diversity and Inclusion

This collection features films that centre around the theme of Diversity and Inclusion. Our educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to our study guides.

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Anti-Racism Films - NFB
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This playlist features films that confront racism. They are a small selection of films from the NFB collection that look at instances of racism in Canada, and support dialogue on equality and diversity.

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
National Film Board
National Film Board Of Canada
NFB
Date Added:
02/22/2021
Black Communities in Canada: A Rich History
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Now more than ever is the time to consider the realities of Canadian-Black communities. Explore our collection of films by distinguished Black filmmakers, creators, and allies. We’ve selected a group of NFB films that portray the multi-layered lives of Canada’s diverse Black communities. The incredible stories of strength, courage and perseverance in the face of adversity that these films present are not often found in mainstream history books. Black communities and cultures have been part of Canadian history from its earliest days, but sadly, their contributions and the lessons they can teach are rarely studied at the elementary or secondary level in schools.

Subject:
Arts Education
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
National Film Board
National Film Board Of Canada
NFB
Date Added:
02/22/2021
Diversity and Inclusion Playlist
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Educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to our study guides

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Health Education
Language Education
Communication Media
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Films About Saskatchewan Playlist
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Discover Saskatchewan—from its big cities and rural areas to its small towns and remote communities—through a selection of films that shines a spotlight on the province’s hidden treasures and fascinating characters. Suitable for both primary and secondary level students, this playlist includes animated and documentary films. These seminal works from our collection address the topics that matter most, ranging from historical subjects to the most pressing issues of the day.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Career & Work Exploration
Elementary Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Media Studies
Health Education
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Indigenous Cinema in the Classroom - Professional Learning for Educators
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These are films for educators and parents wanting to learn more about the lives and histories of Indigenous people. Powerful, political, and profound, these films will initiate and inspire conversations on identity, family, community, and nationhood.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Health Education
Social Studies
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation Learning Channel
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The Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation learning channel aims to engage learners in discussions about Canada’s colonial history and its impact on Indigenous communities. Explore our collection of films by distinguished Indigenous filmmakers, creators, and allies.

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Elementary Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation Playlists
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NFB educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to our study guides.

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
NFB Mini Lessons
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Short, digital lessons based on NFB films. Mini-lessons include 3 - 4 student activities, based on short film clips, with the option for students to 'go deeper'. Discover the selection of lessons that cover a diversity of topics, with new lessons being added monthly.

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
National Film Board of Canada
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The National Film Board of Canada's award-winning online Screening Room has over 3,000 productions.

Films on this site can be streamed free of charge, or downloaded for your personal use for a small fee. We also offer educational works on a subscription basis to schools and institutions.

Our Collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. We showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians—stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more.

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Math
Agriculture Studies
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
NFB
Date Added:
05/03/2019
Office national du film du Canada
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Bienvenue sur ONF.ca/éducation; l'espace de visionnage en ligne primé de l'Office national du film du Canada proposant plus de 5000 productions

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Language Education (ESL)
Special Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Health Education
French
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Office National Du Film Du Canada
Date Added:
11/24/2020
Un/Tied Shoes (from the NFB)
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Growing up, Evie Ruddy didn’t quite feel like a girl, or a boy, and resisted gendered expectations. Only recently, with the growing awareness of non-binary identities, did Evie move toward a more androgynous gender performance and begin using they/them pronouns. Un/tied Shoes tells the story of how gender conventions have impacted Evie’s life, with footwear as markers along the way.

Un/tied is presented as an online shoe company, but visitors expecting to browse the latest styles will instead find a first-person account of self-actualization and contesting categorization. Thanks to gendered fashion industry conventions, buying shoes and clothes that reflect their identity has been a lifelong challenge for Evie. Framing their story as an online shopping experience underscores the hardship many non-binary and transgender people face trying to reflect their gender identity in their outward appearance. It’s an everyday illustration of the deep-rooted mores and social codes that determine who can wear what, and in which circumstances.

With Evie as our guide, Un/tied invites us to step into a future with more options, fewer labels, and shoes that come in all sizes, for all people.

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Arts Education
Visual Arts
Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Media Studies
Health Education
Practical & Applied Arts
Communication Media
Design Studies
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
The Universe Within
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From intimate whispers on Skype, to explosive political uses of WhatsApp in neighbourhoods under siege, Universe Within: Digital Lives in the Global Highrise takes us inside the hearts, minds and computers of vertical citizens around the world: from Guangzhou to Mumbai to New York and beyond.

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Social Studies
Geography
History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Voix autochtones et réconciliation ( français)
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La chaîne éducative Voix autochtones et réconciliation vise à engager les apprenants dans des discussions sur l’histoire coloniale du Canada et son impact sur les communautés autochtones. Nous vous invitons à découvrir notre collection de films réalisés par des cinéastes autochtones et par des gens qui sont leurs alliés

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
French
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Office National Du Film Du Canada
Date Added:
11/24/2020
Wapos Bay Series
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This series is a charming and often humorous look at the contemporary life of a Cree community. Set in a fictitious community in northern Saskatchewan, the animation stories follow the exploits of young Raven, Talon and their cousin T-Bear as they face challenges and learn valuable life lessons.

Educators can use the series to teach children about Cree culture and about universal themes such as honouring tradition, cooperation, self-esteem and ethics. This series is also available in French and Cree versions.

Subject:
Arts Education
Elementary Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Media Studies
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Wapos Bay Series (Cree Language Version)
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This series is a charming and often humorous look at the contemporary life of a Cree community. Set in a fictitious community in northern Saskatchewan, the animation stories follow the exploits of young Raven, Talon and their cousin T-Bear as they face challenges and learn valuable life lessons.

Educators can use the series to teach children about Cree culture and about universal themes such as honouring tradition, cooperation, self-esteem and ethics. This series is also available in English and French versions.

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020