Now or Neverwith Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen


Point of View

What I've learned about forgiveness as a sexual assault survivor

Tara Muldoon is waiting for an apology that may never come. But she continues to advocate for restorative justice, and has thought deeply about forgiveness along the way.

'You have to take ownership': Residential school survivor demands the Pope apologize

Evelyn Korkmaz wants the Pope to apologize for the sexual abuse she endured while she was a young student at a Roman Catholic run residential school.

The Now or Never guide to saying you're sorry

Hear what makes a good apology from people on both sides: those working up the courage to say they're sorry, and those who desperately need to hear those words.

How do you feel about your body?

Social media and selfies make it easy to constantly compare our bodies to everyone around us. On this Now or Never, meet people who are fighting back and loving the bodies they're in.

Love Starved: Filmmaker explores her lifelong struggle with body image

A doctor labelled Allison Stevens as obese at just three years old. Now 34, Stevens is working to grapple with the shame and hate she feels towards her body — and herself.

#DisabledPeopleAreHot: Viral hashtag sparks conversation about sexuality and disability

According to creator Andrew Gurza, the hashtag 'aims to really give disabled people agency over their bodies and play with the fact that we can be sexualized if we choose to.'

How this father of three is fighting his bad body image

Cole Wight, 30, feels despair over how he looks in the mirror — so he turned to the Now or Never 'You Got This' group for advice.

Montreal man tries to fight drug addiction with mixed martial arts

Musician Matthew Leddy has been struggling with substance abuse issues since he was 14. After two decades of addiction, he's fighting to change his life.

How this stay-at-home father is trying to be a different kind of dad

David Bacque doesn't believe his father, who passed away in 2007, would approve of how he's parenting.

A taste of coexistence: How a Palestinian and an Israeli found friendship through food

While race, religion and politics can often be divisive topics, food tends to unite. For Haitham El Khatib, a Palestinian Muslim, and Itamar Shani, an Israeli Jew, their love of cooking and sharing food is what brought them together.

'I've come a long way': Guitarist Chet Breau returns to the stage

Guitarist Chet Breau has overcome morbid obesity and the unsolved homicide of his jazz-legend father to return to the world of jazz.

Stuck in a cycle? Here's how to break out

On this Now or Never, meet people smashing their way out of the cycles that have them stuck. Because breaking free of patterns and cycles isn't easy — but there can be an incredible sense of freedom when you finally do.

Want to declutter? You should try the Swedish 'Death Purge'

'Döstädning' means 'death cleaning' or 'death purge', and it's what Swedish people do to save their relatives from sorting out their personal belongings after they die.
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Indigenous releasing ceremony treats trauma and mental health issues

Mandi Howard, a Mi'kmaq woman who experienced abuse as a child, receives psychological support from an Indigenous elder - and goes through a releasing ceremony.

After friend's death, former soldier vows to help struggling vets

Since his friend's death by suicide last year, retired corporal Josh Muir seeks to help other veterans struggling with the loss of identity that can come with leaving the military.

Just ditch it

Meet Canadians who are lightening their load and getting rid of the things they don't need anymore - from a comic book collection, to shame, to a portrait of your great-grandmother.

Finding a sense of family, after years in foster homes, a street gang and prison

Darcy Belanger was born into a life of abuse, neglect and poverty. Joining a gang gave him the sense of family he was missing. When he became a father behind bars, he began to see things differently.

Who is your chosen family?

This episode of Now or Never looks at why we create chosen families, how they survive now or never moments, and how they sustain us.

Cancer patient uses her bald head as a canvas for incredible art

'One day I was sitting in my art studio, hooked up to a bag full of saline and gravol to keep me from being sick, and I realized I was surrounded by all of my arts and craft supplies.'

You'll go nuts over these photos of squirrels doing human things

Debbie Vokey sets up intricate dioramas, waits for squirrels to arrive, and takes pictures out of her kitchen window.

Photographer helps grieving families remember lost babies

Photographer Elisha Weger volunteers her time to take photos of stillborns and babies who have died in utero or shortly after birth. Despite the toll this kind of work takes, she does it to support families who say having a photo helps in their healing.

Capturing the moment

On this episode of Now or Never, meet people who are capturing life's most meaningful moments through pictures.

Let's talk about sex

Sex is everywhere. But do we talk about it enough? On this Now or Never, eavesdrop on the awkward, vulnerable, and honest conversations people are having about sex.

'Mom, I have been working with sex workers'

'Telling my mother that I work with sex workers, as a disabled man, has pushed me to be more open about who I am in my everyday life,' writes Andrew Gurza.

'I don't want to become a grandfather at 34': Talking to my teenager about sex

'I found out that my son's mother was pregnant when I was 16 years old, the age he is right now. I want to let my son know: we're going to keep talking about sex,' writes Lenard Monkman.