From the vendor:

Launched in October 2013, 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. 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, 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.

A SELECTION OF THE VERY BEST CBC AND RADIO-CANADA CONTENT 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. 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. Doc Zone, The Nature of Things, The Fifth Estate and The National).

Functionalities include:

  • MARC records and enriched metadata 
  • Options to embed and share content
  • Ability to create multiple playlists (currently only for staff and faculty)
  • An advanced tool for data analytics, including real-time reporting for page views, content play and user visits.
  • As of September 2014 CBC began adding closed captioning to Curio programs. Most newly added programs feature captioning as do a selection of legacy titles. This feature will expand to all programming over time.

News in Review / L'Actualité en revue

From the vendor:

This is Canada's premier current-event series for the classroom. It's the only resource that gives your students the opportunity to delve into today's most important events as they unfold. Complex international, national and regional stories are broken down and given context. Diverse communities and divergent interests are given a voice. Top 4 CBC News stories every month, from September through April. Each month our team of experienced CBC News producers and high school teachers hones in on the top 4 news stories and crafts a 15-minute documentary for each -- drawing on news reports from recent months. Host Michael Serapio offers commentary that provides important background info and links. And don't forget the classroom-ready guides. Each story comes with a teacher resource guide. Developed by high school teachers, the guides tease out key concepts and questions to help your students develop a well-trained eye and ear for what matters...a vital skill for tomorrow's voters.

National Geographic

From the vendor:

Science, architecture, disasters, great mysteries, human ingenuity... The explorers, adventurers, scientists, researchers, photographers and documentary filmmakers of the National Geographic Society tirelessly crisscross the globe, investigating and exploring the world. Their goal: to make you understand the world, amaze and entertain you with documentaries and investigations that are always driven by the quest for truth.



Access Details: 
Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, IP Authentication, Remote Access
Content Types: 
Streaming Media, Video

Title Lists

Titles can be browsed by show, category, or collection at

MARC Records

MARC Records: 

MARC records can be retrieved by signing in with your administrator account credentials within the Curio platform. If you do not know your admin credentials, please contact the vendor directly. Contact information can be found in the Vendors directory in ERMA.

Once signed into your account, select Metadata from the Profile drop-down menu. You then fill in the "Generate new MARC records" form including the date range for records created, modified, or deleted between certain dates. The administrator will receive an email when the records are ready. New subscribers should select the "Created between" option, choosing 1 January 2013 ad the start date and the current date as the end date.

Records can also be viewed or downloaded individually at the bottom of each program page.

Usage Stats


Please refer to the PDF and video tutorials available on the Curio website for instructions on obtaining usage statistics. Admin access codes can be found on your subscription page.