This Life

Based on the series Nouvelle adresse written by Richard Blaimert. This Life is an honest, warm-hearted series about a contemporary Montreal family whose life is overturned from one day to the next. The story focuses on Natalie Lawson: she’s a successful journalist in her early forties, and a single mother of three. Stricken with incurable cancer, she must help her family prepare for the future while still trying to live fully in the present. Natalie can count on the support of her two brothers, her sister and her parents, who make up an imperfect but united family. With smiles and with tears, This Life explores the joys and the anguish of existence. A deeply human story.

Written and adapted by

Joseph Kay
Rachel Langer
Maxim Morin
Alison Lea Bingeman
Celeste Parr

Series development

Série développée pour la télévision anglophone par Michael MacLennan


Louis Choquette
Louise Archambault
Paul Fox
Lyne Charlebois
Ruba Nada​

Co-executive producer

Alison Lea Bingeman

Executive producers

Josée Vallée
Virginia Rankin
Richard Blaimert
Joseph Kay
Jocelyn Deschênes

Cast (season 2)

Torri Higginson
Lauren Lee Smith
Ashleigh Faith Williams
James Wotherspoon
Stephanie Janusauskas
Julia Scarlett Dan
Kirstopher Turner
Rick Roberts
Peter MacNeill
Janet-Laine Green
Rachael Crawford
Marianne Farley

2017 Leo Awards

Winner – Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series
Nomination – Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series – Lauren Lee Smith

2016 Young Artist Awards

Nomination – Best Performance in a TV Series – Stephanie Janusauskas

2016 Leo Awards

Winner – Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series – Lauren Lee Smith

2016 ACTRA Awards

Nomination – Outstanding Performance – Female – Torri Higginson