TVO Explainers

A graphics based narrated video series that provides vital information regarding a specific subject so that it can be more easily understood and built upon.


Air Date: October 29, 2021 - 1:57
A brief primer on this alternative system of voting.
Air Date: October 22, 2021 - 1:26
Canada's inflation rate is the highest it's been in almost two decades. That means just about everything costs more. But how is inflation determined?
Air Date: September 10, 2021 - 2:10
This short video explains the use and nature of issues raised during election campaigns to try to divide voter sentiment.
Air Date: August 24, 2021 - 1:39
Candian general elections occur every four years. Unless they don't. Here's a short explainer about what an early election call means.
Air Date: July 20, 2021 - 2:49
A short video explaining the various options older Ontarians have for housing post-retirement.
Air Date: June 14, 2021 - 1:55
The notwithstanding clause is known as the nuclear option of the Canadian political world, but what does this explosive move mean?
Air Date: March 22, 2021 - 00:47
An explainer on how an Ontario budget is determined and delivered.
Air Date: March 03, 2021 - 1:01
What's the difference between miniimum wage and a living wage? And what constiutes a living wage?
Air Date: February 18, 2021 - 1:00
How is health care administered in remote and First Nations communities across Ontario?
Air Date: January 25, 2021 - 00:50
An explainer describing how Ontario municipalities merge to create single-tier, centralized governments.
Air Date: January 18, 2021 - 00:48
An explainer about how over capacity in hospitals leads to patients being treated in areas not meant for such care.
Air Date: January 15, 2021 - 00:50
An explainer on how a triage protocol works for critical care during a public health crisis such as a pandemic.
Air Date: December 15, 2020 - 00:59
An explainer on the regulatory body for conservations in Ontario; what they are, and how they work.
Air Date: December 15, 2020 - 1:04
What do they oversee, and how do they investigate conflict issues?
Air Date: December 15, 2020 - 00:44
An explainer on the definition of a child with complex needs and the services they require.