CBC Digital Archives

CBC Digital Archives / Les archives de Radio-Canada   |   Canada

The CBC Digital Archives Website is a comprehensive collection of 10,000 online television and radio clips that highlights the events, issues and people who have shaped Canada. Drawn from 70 years of programming by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the bilingual (English and French) website is constantly updated by teams of journalists, archivists and technicians in Toronto and Montreal. The site - along with original educational tools - has become a leading source of history in classrooms across Canada. Special care has been made to make the site accessible to visitors with limited vision. The site requires no registration and access is free. Reasons for Submission: The CBC Digital Archives Website is honoured to be able to enter the 2006 Focal Awards. This Submission is particularly gratifying coming from a grassroots supporter like Ontario's Rick Hansen Secondary School. Our ever-expanding site has become a leading historical resource that provides a uniquely Canadian perspective on the country's most intriguing personalities and events. By attracting over 500,000 unique visitors per month, the website proves history really is exciting - thanks to the CBC's priceless audio, video and film reports. With over 70,000 minutes of digitized material online, CBC is a world leader in allowing free access to its historic archives.