Don’t miss the upcoming deadline: Production financing: May 7, 2018 | Discoverability financing more than $75,000: May 7, 2018

Keeping Canada Alive

A powerful 24 hour snapshot of Canada's health care system on a typical day. Captured by sixty camera crews across the country.

Narrated by Emmy Award-winning Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland, Keeping Canada Alive is an intimate six-part factual series and online experience that gives viewers a powerful 24-hour snapshot of Canada’s health care system as filmed on a typical day in 2015. Sixty camera crews filmed at over 40 health care facilities and private residences in 20 Canadian cities across ten provinces and one territory. In a unique blend of medical mystery and real-life drama, capturing powerful and poignant moments, the cameras rolled as people sought treatment – and medical professionals did everything they could to provide it. In addition, the companion online experience is one of the most ambitious projects to date for CBC and features 40 hours of extended breakout footage, original content, and more, as well as an online 24-hour stream of raw footage.

Force Four Entertainment

With offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Force Four Entertainment is one of Canada’s leading television production companies. Force Four’s vibrant production slate includes award-winning hit shows that air in Canada and sell around the world – in both the unscripted and scripted genres. Some most recent unscripted series include Border Security: Canada’s Front Line, Keeping Canada Alive, First Dates, and Tricked. In 2014, Force Four Entertainment was acquired by Entertainment One.

Project Details

Release Date October 10, 2015
Content Component(s) TV series, Website
Episode(s) 6 x 60 mins
Genre(s) Documentary
Language(s) English
Target Audience(s) Adults, Seniors
Health & Wellness Subject Area(s) Clinical Care
No results


Documentary, TV One-Off

With this documentary, Alexandre Taillefer seeks to understand what caused the suicide of Thomas, his 14-year-old son. He focuses on the mental health of young Quebecers and explores the impact of the virtual world on the real world. He wants to improve online detection of suicidal ideation as well as mental health prevention.

Learn more

Longevity Road Trip

Application, TV series, Website

Five couples hit the road looking for ways to stay young and live longer

Learn more

Sweet Dreams for Chiyo

TV One-Off, Webisodes, Website

Rhiana and Kaz Ehara’s world turns upside-down when their daughter Chiyo is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Learn more