Video discussion guides

Teachers: Facilitate discussion on our economic videos with these guides.

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May 4, 2021

A Canadian Central Bank: The History of the Bank of Canada

Learn about why the Bank of Canada was created and how it continues to promote the economic and financial welfare of Canadians.
April 4, 2022

Externalities

Externalities are hidden costs that are not accounted for in the production of a good or service. Explore this concept with our video and discussion guide.
January 24, 2022

Fintech 101

Teach the basics of financial technology, peer-to-peer payments and how the Bank keeps your payments safe with this video and discussion guide for secondary students.
August 17, 2020

Funds Management: Foreign Currency Holdings

The Bank of Canada holds billions of dollars in foreign currencies on behalf of the government. The Bank buys and sells these currencies to decrease or increase holdings of Canadian dollars. Learn how these transactions help to soften sharp movements in the exchange rate of our dollar.
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.
August 17, 2020

Funds Management: The Government’s Bank Account

Where does the government keep its money? At the Bank of Canada. The Bank also ensures that the government has enough money to meet its daily needs and is able to provide the services you rely on. Learn about the Bank’s role as the government’s banker.
January 24, 2022

Inflation over time

What is inflation and what does it mean to you? This video and discussion guide will help you get your secondary students talking.
April 20, 2022

The Life of a Polymer Bank Note

Examine the life of a polymer bank note from production to distribution and recycling.
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.

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