Teachers: Facilitate discussion on our economic videos with these guides.
May 4, 2021 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Examine the life of a polymer bank note from production to distribution and recycling.
October 27, 2023 Staff from the Bank of Canada explain how to think like an economist and look for the economy at work in your daily life.
November 1, 2022 Cryptocurrencies exist outside of the traditional financial system and inside a computer network. Learn about how they work and their possible risks.
August 26, 2020 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.