Now or Never

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Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

Even though it comes every year, it's easy to feel unprepared for winter. But we're Canadians... and we're better than that. Meet people who are not just surviving winter, but thriving in it!
From a Syrian refugee working out his pain on a theatre stage in Antigonish to a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor sharing his experiences for the first time - meet Canadians who are keeping the memories of war alive.
Whether you're in a long-term relationship or on the prowl for a potential love interest, it can be hard to keep the romantic sparks flying. Host Trevor Dineen is the first to admit that he's in a romance rut - so he sought out some advice.
Lately it seems like everyone has been talking about women's safety. The Harvey Weinstein scandal led to the #MeToo social media campaign. But there have been hashtags before. So we wondered if this moment will lead to a true turning point.
Churchill, Manitoba is known as the polar bear capital of the world. But for the hundreds of people who live here, it's home. And their future has never been so uncertain.
Meet dreamers and schemers who are coming up with creative ways to improve their communities.
Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen nudge Canadians to say thanks. They try to start a thank you revolution in Winnipeg, unpack Lido Pimienta's unforgettable Polaris Prize acceptance speech, and eavesdrop on some very intimate thanks along the way.
It's not easy pounding the pavement to find a job. It's even harder when something keeps getting in your way. Follow five different Canadians hustling to find employment, and how they're turning challenges into opportunities.
I'm a kid again! Sept. 23, 2017
As we get older, we tend to trade things like sleepovers, swingsets and being silly for working late and worrying. So this week on Now or Never we're on a mission to re-awaken the eight-year-old in all of us.
Making the leap to Canada Sept. 16, 2017
What's it really like for people building a new life in Canada? Meet some of the thousands who have made the leap to come here. Now that they've crossed the border, they're finding themselves facing a whole new set of hurdles.
Most of us have a mental list of things we'd like to get done in the next year - and today Ify and Trevor push you to take that leap, whether it's reconnecting with an old friend or cannon-balling into a pool! (fully clothed)
Today we're asking people to open up their wallets, let us snoop around their personal finances and tell us about the biggest money challenge they're facing right now.
What's your big reveal? Hear storytellers muster up the courage to reveal something on stage for the very first time - whether it's confessing a secret or making their drag queen debut. Plus, live music from Begonia!
Is there a challenging conversation you've been putting off? From confessions, to candid conversations about race and racism, we're getting personal and pointed with friends and family this week.
Have you ever wished you had written something down, or recorded it to preserve a cherished memory of someone?
Have you ever wished you had written something down, or recorded it to preserve a cherished memory of someone? It can take some planning, or spontaneous action, but it's well worth it in the end.
Canadians are building bridges between two incredibly different spaces — the world of prison, and the outside world. It's not easy to navigate between the two. But a lot of determined people are finding ways to make those connections.
Whether you're screwing up the courage to call the one who got away, diving back in to the dating pool after the death of your partner, or applying to be a contestant on The Bachelor — the road to romance is seldom straight.
This week, a Somali-Canadian refugee got a history-making job offer: Ahmed Hussen is going to be Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. He's the first minister of Somali heritage, and came to Canada by himself as a refugee at 16.
Today on Now or Never, you'll meet some tough-as-nails people who are smashing perceptions of what it's like to live with a disability — and who are fighting to shape the world around them.