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About the Show

ONTARIO TODAY is a CBC Radio province-wide open line show weekdays at noon. It is the first and only news and call-in program to link radio listeners across this huge province. We keep you up-to-date on the stories that affect you; and initiate a province-wide conversation where everyone feels welcome. The program attracts half a million listeners a week, and has earned a number of awards including:


gracie3.jpg 2013 Gracie Award for Is Sex Work Just Another Job?

An eye-opening hour of radio that pulled back the curtain on a world we usually prefer to politely ignore. This is Ontario Today's 3rd Gracie since 2010 from the Alliance for Women in Media in the category of Outstanding Talk Show. Producer Margot Wright (left) and host Rita Celli (right).  

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A 2011 Gabriel Award for Father Claude's Secret.

Father Claude Thibault is a priest who was abused by another priest. Despite the experience, he chose to remain in the clergy.


In 2011, Ontario Today was named Outstanding Talk Show, winning a Gracie Award for the second year in a row for The Mean Girl: Were you the bully? The Gracies are awarded by the Alliance for Women in Media.


Ontario Today's Rita Celli won the 2009 Sam Ross Award for Editorial Writing/Commentary from RTNDA Canada for her Blind Man Essay.


Outstanding Talk Show at the 2010 Gracie Awards

Awarded by the American Women in Radio and Television for a special on black women's hair: a conversation with black women about the choices they make about their hair and what those decisions say about race and politics.


International Winner New York Festivals Silver Medal: Breaking News Category

Ontario Today is honoured for breaking news coverage on the 2008 collapse of Zoom Airlines.