NFB offers free online resources

Check out everything from short films and colouring pages to interactive apps and educational tools for teachers

NFB offers free online resources

Whether you’re a toddler, parent, or teacher, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has a lot to offer. Since March 2020, the NFB — the country’s leader in audiovisual learning resources — has included free online films and activities aimed at keeping young minds engaged.

Free online resources for parents and teachers

At nfb.ca/education parents can access a special collection of acclaimed films and learning resources chosen by the NFB education team for children in levels K-12. You can find:

  • A blog that highlights the educational potential of the NFB film collection and how they can be used in the classroom or at home.
  • Monthly programming with films and mini-lessons for parents and educators.
  • Educational interactive productions and apps.
  • Educational playlists for all school levels including themes such as “Sexual Health Education for Secondary Students”, and the “Growing Up Canadian Series”.
  • The immersive and interactive Ocean School, which includes educational videos and a student activity for each day of the week. Kids can learn about awesome sharks, virtually dissect a cod, and explore a Malpeque Bay oyster farm in 360° panorama!
  • And even colouring pages of some animated classics including my childhood favourite: The Cat Came Back.

You can also search for specific playlists or channels for different interests and areas of study, find short films for kids, winter sports films, and stories for kids of all ages.

Canadian teachers and instructors can access the stimulating educational content of CAMPUS through agreements with their provincial education ministry or school board. Nearly four million Canadian K–12 and post-secondary students currently have access to CAMPUS’ collection of 1,300 exclusive documentaries, animated films, interactive productions, and short films in English and French. Educators can access study guides, a chaptering tool, learning bundles, activities, and create unique personalized playlists to encourage creative minds.