TOPIC: CREATOR NETWORK OTTAWA

Creator Network seeks young storytellers with a passion for making videos, online content

Do you love making videos and online content? CBC Ottawa's Creator Network is looking for young digital storytellers to produce unique and diverse video content to play on CBC. We want creators to tell stories through their own lens, and we will license and pay for the content.
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From Pakistan to Canada and back: How this comic learned to make audiences of all kinds laugh

In this video created with CBC Ottawa’s Creator Network, 26-year-old Abdullah Usman explains why he wants to push past the ‘brown comedian’ label and how, by embracing all parts of his identity, he created his own unique brand of comedy.
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Does Ottawa have fashion? Yes, and the community says it's growing

Ottawa has its own style and its fashion community is growing, say these designers and organizers in a video for CBC Ottawa's Creator Network.
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Why the legend of Buck Hill continues to haunt imaginations in the Ottawa Valley

First, you turn your headlights on and off, three times, slowly. Then, you shout “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!” — some say, in Polish. And then, you wait and see. Filmmakers Tys Burger and Josh Murphy share the legend of Buck Hill, Ont., and why it matters to people in the Ottawa Valley, in a piece they shot for CBC Ottawa's Creator Network.
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What it's like to be diagnosed with arthritis at 13

Natasha Trehan shares what it's like to navigate relationships with an invisible and incurable illness in this video for CBC Ottawa’s Creator Network, filmed by videographer Nicole Bedford.
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WATCH: TikToker films raw look at homelessness in Ottawa

Ziggy Haile shares his view of what happens on Rideau Street at night, explains why he started a TikTok channel to spotlight the homeless experience, and what he is doing to support some of Ottawa’s most vulnerable. This piece was made in collaboration with videographer James Park.
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From behind the counter, TikToker films raw look at homelessness in Ottawa

Ziggy Haile shares his view of what happens on Rideau Street at night, explains why he started a TikTok channel to spotlight the homeless experience, and what he is doing to support some of Ottawa’s most vulnerable. This piece was made in collaboration with videographer James Park.
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He traded a paper-clip for a car. Now this YouTuber is trading a decade of online success for something more

For this CBC Creator Network video, Lebanese-Canadian YouTuber and social media personality Jad Slaibeh, aka ChadWithaJ, talks about his journey as a child of immigrants, what it’s like to be a professional YouTuber and how he plans to take his career to the next level.
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After Taliban rule Afghan-Canadian artists push for change through art

For this CBC Ottawa Creator Network video, Afghan-Canadian artists Zahira Sarwar and Maryam Habib illustrate the spectacular culture of Afghanistan, to remind audiences the country is about much more than war.
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So you wanna be a game dev?

For CBC Ottawa's Creator Network project, 27-year-old game developer and 2D artist Max Wayne created an animated video to address some of his concerns about entering a video game industry fraught with online toxicity, and interviewed long-time game developer Jonah Davidson as an animated avatar.
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So you wanna be a game dev? You might want to think again

Artist Max Wayne says online toxicity can feel like the price of admission for many emerging video game developers. For this CBC Ottawa Creator Network project, Wayne animated his story of the concerns he has about entering the field.
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Open your ears to Afrobeats

For CBC Ottawa's Creator Network, Abdul Muse, a.k.a. musician KAR33M sat down with fellow Afrobeats artists to talk about how they see the music of Nigeria and why they want local audiences to support this sound, all over a helping of jollof rice.
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Meet the musicians who say Afrobeats is coming for Ottawa

Musician and promoter KAR33M says Afrobeats is on the rise in Ottawa. For this creator network video, he sat down with some of his collaborators to ask what the genre means to them and why they want audiences to make space for the music of Nigeria, all over a generous helping of jollof rice.
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Meet the 15-year-old who decided to use pandemic downtime to open her first restaurant

Bored during lockdown, 15-year-old Victoria Vu Duc decided to open a restaurant to share her family's culture and recipes. In this creator network piece, put together by videographer Adrienne Row-Smith, Vu Duc shares the ups and downs of her first year, and the story behind her favourite dish, the "bonding soup."
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Bored during lockdown, 15-year-old Victoria Vu Duc decided to open a restaurant to share her family's culture and recipes.

In this creator network piece, put together by videographer Adrienne Row-Smith, Vu Duc shares what it's been like balancing school and running Vic & Co during a pandemic, as well as the story behind her favourite dish, the 'bonding soup.'
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Why settling into my first home felt more like settling

One year after my husband and I purchased our first home, I don’t feel relief but defeat, writes 37-year-old Kevin Shaw. He says housing market struggles have his generation rethinking the relationship between property and success.
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Why emerging artist Lindasson says his Caldwell neighbourhood made him the rapper he is

Hip-hop artist Lindasson shares his story of growing up in an Ottawa community housing neighbourhood as part of CBC's Creator Network and for a new series about the housing struggles and solutions facing young Canadians called 'Unlocked.'
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The things I wish I said

We were born in Canada, but the racism we lived through is generational

Ryan Satoshi Staples, Melisa Miharu Kamibayashi-Staples and their family have been in Canada for over a century. They open up about racism and their cultural identities as Japanese-Canadians.
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The things I wish I said

People made fun of our culture and accents, but we don't regret immigrating here

Mansi Sethi and her dad Naveen Sethi share stories and tears as they open up about things they've never shared before, after moving to Canada years ago.
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The Things I Wish I Said

The racism we faced as Chinese-Canadians, and how it made us stronger

Russell Chan and Su Zhang share why they're not ashamed of their Chinese identities, even amid racist incidents they've experienced living in the nation's capital.
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我希望我曾说出的话

我们作为加拿大华裔所经历的种族歧视,以及这些经历如何让我们变得更强大

陈赟和张甦分享了他们在加拿大首都经历的种族歧视事件,以及为何他们不以自己是中国人的身份而感到羞耻。
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Beading project honours 'incredibly powerful' stories of residential school children

Deborah Young admits she’s not a skilled beader. But when the unmarked graves of 215 children were discovered in Kamloops, B.C., the social worker immediately thought of the traditional practice as a way to honour those children who never returned.

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