Communities We Engage
Explore the communities TVO Media Education Group serves through award-winning content that inspires, informs and connects.
The stories, perspectives and ways of knowing of Indigenous Peoples inform TVO’s journalism, learning resources and children’s media. We are committed to amplifying Indigenous voices to help all Ontarians meaningfully connect with the history and future of our shared home.
- Read current affairs stories with Indigenous perspectives.
- Watch TVO Original documentaries Beautiful Scars and From Earth to Sky, and the dramatic series Unsettled.
- Listen to the award-winning podcast The Art of Sovereignty.
- Enjoy TVOkids Originals like Wolf Joe and Raven’s Quest.
- Discover learning resources that feature Inuit throat singing, powwows, Indigenous hand drums, hoop dancing and Indigenous artwork
Newcomers and New Canadians
Adjusting to a new home from across the world can be a difficult process. TVO seeks to support newcomers to Canada with relevant information about the culture, economy and daily concerns of life in Ontario, while also learning from the lived experiences of these growing communities.
- Read articles on affordable housing for newcomers, Toronto’s first Chinese immigrants, sharing culinary traditions in Thunder Bay and voting for the first time in Canada.
- Watch videos from The Agenda with Steve Paikin: “A Northern and Rural Appeal to Newcomers,” “Is Canada’s Immigration System in Crisis?” and “Can Immigration Boost Canada’s Economy?”
- Watch TVO Original documentaries Migrant Dreams, The Long Weekend and SponsorLand.
- Enjoy the award-winning TVOkids Original series 16 Hudson.
- Discover learning resources like Civics and Citizenship, Canada: History, Identity and Culture and Contribution of Settler Communities to Canadian Identity.
- Ontario is home to many diverse communities with unique cultural identities and traditions. These voices have too often been ignored in the province’s most pressing debates, and their concerns have gone unheard. TVO strives to recognize these perspectives and nurture a more inclusive, diverse home for everyone.
- Read current affairs articles on the need for a province-wide anti-hate strategy, the impact of discrimination in small towns, how Black women experience accessing social assistance and post-secondary approaches to tackling racism.
- Watch videos from The Agenda with Steve Paikin: “Reclaiming Black Heritage in Rural Ontario,” “What’s Behind the Rise of Anti-Asian Racism?” and “Why Toronto Somalis Need a Culture and Recreation Centre.”
- Watch TVO Originals Subjects of Desire and Big Fight in Little Chinatown.
- Enjoy TVOkids Originals Sunny’s Quest and It’s My Party, and more series like Ainara’s Bookshelf and Jojo & Gran Gran.
- Discover learning resources that feature the art of Jacob Lawrence, the different roles of dance, the history of blues music and the development of the railway in Canada.
While there have been many important gains for the LGBTQ2S+ community in Canada in recent decades, the overall struggle for understanding and acceptance remains. TVO proudly celebrates all genders and all the ways we love each other.
Read current affairs articles about why LGBTQ2S+ folks feel fear, building safe spaces for seniors, Proud declarations in Northern Ontario and the increasing need to talk about gender, queerness and transness.
Enjoy TVOkids Original My Home, My Life.
Discover learning resources about sexuality and gender identity.
Socially and Economically Marginalized
- Read current affairs articles about affordability, social assistance, seniors living in poverty, homelessness and mental health care.
- Watch videos from The Thread with Nam Kiwanuka on housing affordability, food costs and mental health.
- Watch TVO Originals Come Clean, Out of Mind, Out of Sight and Push.
- Discover learning resources about the unequal distribution of wealth and energy poverty.
Big cities may be the economic backbone of Ontario, but remote and rural communities are its soul. Our province relies on the ingenuity and community-minded solutions from smaller population centres. TVO is committed to reflecting the perspectives and leadership of Ontarians in remote and rural areas.
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