Streaming Media

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

A series of 18 videos that present techniques for physical assessment.

Can-Core Academic Video 

Designed for Canadian college and university faculty & students, CAN-CORE is your go-to destination for current and relevant Canadian video content. The streaming platform features quality programming from many of Canada’s best producers.

CBC Curio

CBC Curio provides instructors and students with streaming access to the best in educational content from CBC and Radio-Canada. Includes documentaries from television and radio, news reports, archival material, stock shots and the specialized News in Review Channel.

 To create playlists and use other personalized features of Curio, you'll need to create an account:

  • Cursor over the Login button 
  • Click "Enter Using An Access Code 
    • Current faculty and students should contact the Library for an access code
  • Fill out the short registration form and click Continue
  • An activation link will be sent to you by email

NOTE: Once you sign in using your own account, cursor over My Curio, then click on My Profile.  Please ensure that all age groups are selected under "Authorized age groups" so that you can search (while in your own account) the complete collection.

Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video

From Alexander Street Press.  Includes hundreds of hours of video for professionals and students in criminal justice and public safety. Documentaries and interviews provide personal field experiences as well as insight into the function and controversies of the justice system.  Featuring titles by In the Line of Duty, BBC, and A&E Television.

Users may create (for free) their own personal account to create playlists or save clips.

For additional information, visit their Resource Center (, scroll down and locate the "Video tutorials" section.

Criterion On Demand

An on-line digital delivery feature film platform designed to provide easy access to educationally relevant feature films used in Canadian Higher Education Institutions. Due to licensing restrictions, FOX titles are accessible on-campus only. You must have the correct version of Microsoft Silverlight installed on your computer if you are using Internet Explorer or Safari. Firefox and Google Chrome do not require Microsoft Silverlight. The Microsoft Silverlight plug-in is free.

Films On Demand - Business & Economics Video Collection

Featuring more than 2,400 titles covering economic theory, basic business education, accounting and finance fundamentals, business ethics and law, management and marketing.

The following videos are also available in our streaming A-La-Carte Collection as well as in DVD format (may be borrowed from our Library).

Fire Engineering Streaming Video Library 

The Fire Engineering Streaming Video Library is a high quality collection of online training videos available for the fire service.


Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions. Kanopy works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer award-winning collections including titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more. Kanopy provides access to films in the areas of Abuse, Alcoholism, Conflict Negotiation, Law & Criminal Justice, Medicine, Nursing, Race & Class Studies, Trauma,  and many more. 

National Film Board CAMPUS

The National Film Board (NFB) site provides access to an online collection of over 2,500 Canadian films, including, documentaries, animations, and alternative dramas which can be shown in the classroom.  The JIBC Library’s educational license with NFB provides access to additional CAMPUS titles. Subject areas (Channels) covered includes Aboriginal Peoples, Classics, Crime and Legal, Current Affairs, Education, History, Worlds and many more.

Instructors may create (for free) their own personal account allowing them to select their favorite NFB channels, use NFB’s study guides, or create playlists (choose when to Start and End your Chapter, add notes, and present your selections to the class).

Step 1: Contact JIBC Library (604-528-5599 or to request the "token" NFB link.
Step 2: Upon receipt of the "token" link, create an NFB account.
Step 3: Sign in then follow the left-hand side-bar for instructions on creating Playlists, etc.

Discoverable in the Search Me box through the JIBC Library.

Ontario Police Video Training Alliance (OPVTA)

This streamed video series is available for JIBC police recruits and instructors only. OPVTA videos are produced by the Niagara Regional Police Service Video Unit, whose work has garnered international recognition and nearly 200 awards. Support materials and lesson plans are available on their site. The Library will arrange streaming access for eligible individuals.

Many of the streamed videos are available in DVD format. They can be borrowed by JIBC Program Students, Faculty and Staff. 

Open Access

In 2014 the British Pathe collection of more than 85,000 historic newsreels was uploaded to Youtube and made available for free.  In 2015, Associated Press and British Movietone announced that they have created a similar free archive on Youtube, containing over 1 million minutes and 550,000 videos dating from 1895 to the present.

Note: Verify the "Terms of Use"  prior to sharing the resource.

Associated Press Archive

British Movietone

British Pathe

Last updated March 5, 2020