The Road AheadDuration: minutes and seconds
Since 1949, G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre has one of the best spinal cord injury programs in Canada. Learn more about the facility through past and present patients.
Since 1949, G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre has one of the best spinal cord injury programs in Canada. Learn more about the facility through past and present patients.
Join Curtis Ruttle—a 15-year-old skateboarding addict who is partially sighted—as he, his family and friends create Calgary’s first-ever fully accessible skatepark.
AMI follows Molly Burke on her journey to find a new guide dog from MIRA in Montreal. We learn about Molly, her family and the challenges of matching a guide dog with a new owner.
Sitting Tall: The Patrick Anderson Story examines the background and career of Patrick Anderson—arguably the greatest wheelchair basketball player of all time—as he prepares for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Chris Koch is a pretty normal guy. He is a traveller, farmer, motivational speaker and athlete. He has dived with sharks, run marathons and hitchhiked solo across Canada. You name it, he has probably done it. But there is one difference: Chris is a quadruple amputee.
Host Amy Amantea explores the art and creativity of hip-hop music through the experiences of musicians with disabilities.
Host Amy Amantea explores sculpture and three-dimensional art through conversations with artists with disabilities.
Ron and his group head out on a canoe adventure featuring white water, an abandoned hydro-electric dam from the 1900s, and witness the Saskatchewan Forks, the confluence of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers.
Karen didn’t let having vision in one eye stop her from becoming a doctor. And though she had to stop practicing due to further vision loss, sitting at home and doing nothing was not an option for her.
Every family is unique. Meet Canadian families - that include members of the disability community - as they share stories of adapting, growing and supporting each other.
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides is a one-stop shop for those in need of a service dog. Discover the impact of the pandemic on the breeding and training of the dogs. What has happened to LFCDG over the course of the pandemic and where are we now?
Anna Quon describes herself as a mad, mobility-challenged, middle-aged and mixed-race artist for whom making art makes life worth living. Intimate and revealing, this hour-long documentary showcases the Nova Scotia artist's unique character and luminous work.
After being active his whole life, it was a huge setback for Jim to lose his vision almost overnight. But Jim and Pauline, a couple who have always worked as a team, found ways to adapt and keep doing the activities they enjoy.
Ron’s adventure takes his group on an alternative route by canoe to the historic site of Batoche where, in the 1885, Louis Riel led a Métis community in the resistance to the Canadian government trying to force them from their land.
When Luke woke up in the hospital following a severe car accident, he had several injuries, including brain trauma and the loss of vision in his right eye. Follow Luke as he lives his life to its fullest cooking, doing yoga, kayaking, hiking, running and dancing.
Ron leads a group on a hiking adventure in rural Saskatchewan in search of a hunting stand he built and used years ago. Among other discoveries, the group’s search reveals a musical surprise.
In this digital exclusive, Doug Cooper and Ron Walsh describe their friendship.
In this digital exclusive, we meet Ron Walsh, the star of Blind Adventures with Ron Walsh.
In this digital exclusive, we meet Monique Lalonde and Ashlyn George, who describe the relationship between an adventurer who is blind and sighted guide.
What started out as a chance for a small group of campers in the 1950s has come to be a rite of passage for thousands. Capture the essence of CNIB Lake Joe, where the lessons and laughter is carried in the hearts and memories long after camp has ended.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many entrepreneurs to change the way they do business. Laura Bain speaks with three entrepreneurs to explore how they are coping in these uncertain times, how they pivoted their businesses and how they are thriving.
Follow Kiesha, who is a vibrant 24-year-old incomplete quadriplegic focused on regaining her strength and retraining her muscle memory as she empowers herself to access health care services in Alberta.
Ottawa Bureau Reporter Chris Vallée speaks to students with disabilities - as well as advocates, parents and educators - about how a permanent online learning option might impact public education and the lives of students.
Hosted by Laura Bain, In Focus covers some of the biggest controversies surrounding disability language with an expert panel that includes Michelle McQuigge of The Canadian Press and journalist, writer and activist Andrew Pulrang.
Hosted by Laura Bain, In Focus covers some of the biggest controversies surrounding disability language. In this digital exclusive, several members of the disability community speak to "person first" language and terms they use and prefer.
Join conservationist and professional angler Lawrence Gunther on his quest to find the perfect dog to guide him through outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing, boating, fishing and camping.
One of the many topics discussed in Road to Inclusion is making public spaces more accessible.
Host Grant Hardy consults with members from the disability community, as well as city planning and urban design experts, to explore the challenges cities face in meeting the diverse needs of the community.
In this digital exclusive, Grant Hardy previews Road to Inclusion, where he consults with members from the disability community, as well as city planning and urban design experts, to explore the challenges cities face in meeting the diverse needs of the community.
In this digital exclusive, Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, CEO at Canadian Women & Sport, explains the difference between equity and equality when referring to sport.
In this digital exclusive, we learn how Ottawa's Being Studio took their classes from in-person to online.
Evening the Odds is a documentary on gender equity in sport, with a specific look at the situation within para sport in Canada. We talk with researchers, coaches, industry experts and high-performance athletes to learn what needs to be done to make sport a level playing field for all genders.
In this digital exclusive, host Alex Smyth previews what viewers can expect when they tune in to the latest AMI original documentary.
Christopher Vallée speaks with clients and members of local organizations—who provide support to the disability community—about how they’re staying social via online programming while staying home during the pandemic.
In this digital exclusive, host Christopher Vallée previews the latest AMI original documentary, which explores how local organizations—that provide support to the disability community—are staying social via online programming while staying home during the pandemic.
The Alberta Wheel Girls group is a community of women who talk openly about their experiences as wheelchair users. It has become a “sisterhood,” a group of supporters, listeners, and good friends.
In this Wheel Girl Stories digital exclusive, learn more about "the coolest club you never asked to be a part of." The Alberta Wheel Girls group is a community of women who talk openly about their experiences as wheelchair users.
In this Wheel Girl Stories digital exclusive, host Beth Deer previews AMI's newest documentary, about a community of women who talk openly about their experiences as wheelchair users.
In White Cane Journeys, hosted by Laura Bain, meet four Canadians with blindness at various stages learning to use a white cane. We explore the impact of that transition on their navigation and life.
In this White Cane Journeys digital exclusive, host Laura Bain tells the story of how she became a white cane user, and previews AMI's newest documentary.
In this White Cane Journeys digital exclusive, we meet the participants who tell their white cane stories.
A look into the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on work and employment for people with disabilities.
In this Working it Out: Disability, Employment & COVID-19, digital exclusive, we meet Lisa Beecroft, co-owner of Gabi & Jules Handmade Pies and Baked Goodness. She discusses the frustration and fear surrounding small businesses during the pandemic.
In this Working it Out: Disability, Employment & COVID-19 digital exclusive, we meet Jessica Claveau, who discusses the added challenge of making work accessible for all during the pandemic.
In this digital exclusive, Amelia Cooper discusses the frustration with being laid off from her workplace due to COVID-19, and the struggle to find employment as part of the disability community.
Join Alex Smyth on a voyage of health and wellness as he explores the world of Shinrin-Yoku, or Forest Bathing. Alex learns more about its history and science, and discovers how Forest Bathing is being adopted in Canada.
In this digital exclusive, host Alex Smyth gives us a peek at the upcoming original documentary Forest Bathing: Rooted in Science.
With the Tokyo Paralympic Games postponed until 2021, host Alex Smyth checks in with Canadian Paralympic athletes, trainers, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
We have seen many people struggle to get by as the economy adapts to this new reality. We speak to professional artists to find out how they managed to sustain their careers and businesses in the arts, what impact the pandemic is having on their work, and how they are looking to the future.
Beth Deer explores the effects of the emotional bond between guide dogs and their human partners, and how this connection can grow, shape, and enhance both lives in unique ways.
Grant Hardy looks at a range of accessible technology to assist us in these unprecedented times. Whether at home, school or around the community, there's something to empower everyone.
Shelby Travers explores the challenges facing the arts and culture community in Ottawa during the pandemic, and what kind of support artists and arts organizations need during this time.
Grant Hardy analyzes the challenges to staying healthy, mentally and physically, during the pandemic, and investigates what people with disabilities can do when normal routines are disrupted.
Host Laura Bain speaks with ambassadors from organizations that serve people with disabilities about their roles and making a difference in the world.
Musicians Dennis and Tawannee Joseph reveal how they use music to connect with their community.
Across The Line follows the Canadian Wheelchair Rugby team as they compete to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
That's The Truth tells the story of Lucas Haneman, a musician who is blind, and we hear the magic he makes with his guitar.
Meet three professional performers of differing abilities, who describe the hard work and barriers they break down to express themselves through art.
James Lee is a husband, father, avid athlete, and is about to become a double amputee. Follow James on his journey, from early doctor’s appointments to the surgery room and eventual recovery.
We examine The Special Olympics' origins and growth, and show how the organization has inspired others to help change perceptions towards equality and inclusion.
The Other Ordinary spotlights eight Canadians, and their director, who are the only professional, travelling theatre group made up of people of all abilities.
A group of adventurers with disabilities spend three challenging days on the Kootenay River, known for its wild rapids, moody weather and stunning scenery. The Achievables is a story of tenacity, community, pain and triumph in the face of obstacles.
Real Stories introduces viewers to everyday role models across the Canadian disability community. Laura Bain goes beyond disability stereotypes to spotlight compelling individuals leading full, engaged lives.
City girl, and partially sighted chef, Mary Mammoliti visits the Prairies to truly experience the farm to table movement. Mary then brings a taste of the region, and some unique ingredients, back into her own kitchen for some inspired recipes.
Citizen Advocacy Ottawa is one of the few agencies supporting people of all ages across the disability spectrum. We explore the work being done so people with disabilities, and their families, feel welcomed and safe, and receive the recognition, guidance and support they are seeking.
Sound Insight explores the impact sound has on the lives of people with disabilities. Host Alex Smyth, alongside Mark Zillman and Daniel Kish, describe the different ways hearing has shaped their lives.
Accidental Activist charts Paul Vienneau's journey from injury to recovery and disability rights activism. Through interviews with Paul, his friends, family and fellow activists the documentary paints a portrait of a complicated man who unintentionally discovered his true calling.
We follow two Saskatchewan residents through their daily routine, while they share stories about how the loss of their eyesight affected their mental health, and how they've maintained a positive attitude. The inspiration for the AMI original series.
AMI’s Grant Hardy joins a group of blind and partially-sighted high school students as they travel to the remote village of Bamfield, B.C., to learn about the sea and the world beneath its waves.
Who doesn’t love a good love story? Heart to Heart tells the tales of three couples with something in common: one of the partners has a disability. Offering an honest, insightful dive into what love can look like, Heart to Heart proves one thing: love is awesome.
24hBLUEMTN documents a unique race designed to raise money for Special Olympics Ontario while highlighting the courageous journey of one athlete.
My Neuroplastic Adventure, digital exclusive: Magda & Her Light Bulbs.
My Neuroplastic Adventure, digital exclusive: Symbol Tracing at the Arrowsmith School.
My Neuroplastic Adventure, digital exclusive: David Webber's Meditation Exercise.
StopGap: The Luke Anderson Story recounts how a young man turned his mountain biking accident into a movement that is improving the lives of people who use wheelchairs.
Host Grant Hardy investigates the impact of Metro Vancouver’s housing crisis on people with disabilities and how it is challenging city planners, architects and governments. Grant also reveals solutions being tested to help address the crisis.
As a legally blind tandem cyclist, Lowell Taylor is part of a community that helps him achieve goals and overcome the challenges of his sport. Join Lowell and his wife, Julie, as he chases his dream of competing in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.
AMI-audio’s Live from Studio 5 is joining AMI-tv! Hosts Mike Ross and Joeita Gupta hit the road to spread the word, visiting cities and communities. Along the way they met the people who make LFS5 special and give unique perspectives in regions across Canada.
Alex Smyth explores the latest developments and research being done with autonomous vehicles in Canada, learning about what the future holds for cars, cities and mobility.
ATW Vancouver’s Grant Hardy and Halifax’s Laura Bain join GetConnected host Andy Baryer on a hike through B.C.’s back-country alpine forest, and camp overnight in the heart of bear country.
It’s been 10 years since Shelby Travers’ life changed dramatically. Now 24, Shelby recalls what happened when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition and reflects on the continuing process of recovery and self-acceptance.
Join our AMI-tv presenters as they travel from across the country to spend a few days revisiting their childhoods at Lake Joe, the CNIB's Muskoka camp.
Grant Hardy explores travelling for those with disabilities via chats with wheelchair users, a guide dog user, and a cane user. Then, Grant investigates the travel and tourism industry in B.C. as he learns to surf and zipline.
Halifax AMI host Laura Bain catches up with the Nova Scotians on the province's Accessibility Advisory Board, charged with helping to make the province an accessible place to live, work, learn and play in by 2030.
Alex Smyth explores the world of vision research at the University of Alberta, learning more about his vision loss, age-related macular degeneration, and the personal impact that vision loss has on people.
After losing her sight, Shelby Travers thought video games were a part of her past. Join her as she discovers how accessible gaming is to the blind and partially sighted community today, picking up a controller for the first time in 10 years.
Passion Connected follows some of Canada's athletes, from preparation for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, to representing their country on the world stage, capturing gold medal moments, heartbreaking losses, and exploring accessibility in South Korea.
At age two Kelly Falardeau was horrifically burned in an accident. Since that day, she has resisted being the “ugly, scar-faced girl” and defined for herself what beauty really means, in a time of unprecedented social pressure.
AMI bureaus from across the country take a look at the past, present and future of the CNIB, in honour of the organization's 100th anniversary.
One of the largest disasters in Canadian history struck the shores of Nova Scotia almost 100 years ago, but few realize that the Halifax Explosion was a catalyst for the formation of one of Canada’s oldest and most trusted charities, the CNIB.
In the early 1950s, Hugh Kroetsch worked on the Arctic Ocean as a Hudson’s Bay Company engineer and filmed his travels. In Last of the Fur Traders he returns to the Arctic to share his footage and revisit the remote communities he traversed decades ago.
Anthony McLachlan continues his in-depth look at the power of the Invictus Games. We are re-introduced to the three past and present members of the Canadian Armed Forces featured in part one as they battle for medals and so much more at this year’s event.
AMI’s Grant Hardy joins a group of blind and partially sighted youth and young adults on their journey to conquer Vancouver’s infamous mountain hike, the Grouse Grind.
Join AMI’s Anthony McLachlan as he explores the history and significance of the Invictus Games and meets some of the athletes and key players involved in Toronto 2017.
A Perfect Cure, takes an immersive and exploratory look at the differences between the medical and social models of disability. The film features three unique individuals who's lives were changed significantly due to vision loss.
After being heartbroken by a diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa at the age of 9, Victor Mifsud is now on a journey to heal his sight, body and soul using modern science, ancient wisdom and non-traditional therapies.
Are You #PARATOUGH? is a one hour documentary that follows Mark DeMontis as he experiences the intricate process of becoming a Paralympic athlete, and meets Para-athletes at different stages in their careers, all with dreams of Paralympic glory.
In Accessible Media’s first trip to Nunavut, Kelly MacDonald explores the territory discovering the stunning tundra, learning more about accessibility in Iqaluit and taking in traditional music and art.
In many of Canada’s most remote communities access to health care is tough, and specialized care is usually non-existent. One unique solution in Northern Ontario is hoping to bridge that gap.
For nearly 200 years the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, has helped blind, low-vision and deafblind students unlock their innate abilities to lead full and productive lives.