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  • November 25, 2020

    BankNOTEable Reflections

    How is the public involved with who goes on a bank note? How are the images chosen? Join Suzette Argo and Boyd Laanstra, specialists from the Bank of Canada’s Currency Department visual content team, as they chat about creating new bank notes for Canada. Peek behind the scenes and discover how Canadians have been engaged in creating bank notes we can all use with confidence and pride.
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  • August 26, 2020

    Durable, Accessible Bank Notes

    Martine Warren, a bank note specialist from the Bank of Canada, talks about the technology and testing that goes into making our bank notes durable and secure. As well, Diane Bergeron from the Canadian Institute for the Blind shares her experience with features that make Canadian notes accessible to those who are blind or partially sighted.
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  • August 26, 2020

    The Future of Money

    Dinesh Shah, a Bank of Canada researcher, and Stéphanie Nolin, an online entrepreneur, talk about current trends in e-commerce. Our payment options are growing daily, but does this mean the death of cash?
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  • August 26, 2020

    Canada’s Economy is Global

    Louis Morel, the Bank of Canada’s Director of Advanced Economies, and Pierre Pyun, employee of a multinational Canadian firm, discuss the global nature of our economy. They highlight the modular methods of today’s manufacturing and introduce us to the international makeup of the products we use every day—and the jobs that depend on them.
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  • August 26, 2020

    You Are the Economy

    The Canadian economy is deeply interconnected, and your part in it is explored in this animated video. From apples to houses, your economic decisions help shape the economy, which in turn helps shape all of us. And the Bank of Canada’s role is to keep an eye on it all while giving you the confidence that your money will hold its value.
    Content type(s): Multimedia Subject(s): Education
  • August 26, 2020

    A Canadian Central Bank: Colony to Nationhood

    From bartering to branch banking, learn about the early history of trade, currency and banking in Canada. A confusion of currencies, a confusion of bank notes: Canada’s was an economy in need of a central bank.
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  • August 26, 2020

    A Canadian Central Bank: On the Cutting Edge

    Take a look at today’s Bank of Canada: a world leader in bank note technology and monetary policy. At the forefront of research on digital payment technologies and the ever-changing global economy, the Bank of Canada continues to serve Canadians.
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  • August 26, 2020

    A Canadian Central Bank: From Depression to Plenty

    The Great Depression prompted the Canadian government to open a central bank. Watch the Bank of Canada grow from promoter of our economic welfare and sole issuer of bank notes to the steward of today’s multi-faceted mission.
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  • August 26, 2020

    The Life of a Polymer Bank Note

    See the whole life of a Canadian polymer bank note from conception to disposal. Design, print, cut, test, distribute, circulate, return, shred and recycle: every stage is visited in this fascinating tour.
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  • August 17, 2020

    Funds Management: Selling Bonds

    Just like you, the government sometimes needs a little financial help with large projects. Learn how the Bank of Canada handles funding for the government by selling bonds: short-term loans made by businesses and individuals to the government.
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