This section features videos, reference materials, survey results and more to help journalists research and report on Canada’s new polymer notes.
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Reference Materials to Download and/or Order
A summary of the design elements on the Canada 150 commemorative bank note.
A summary of the security features on the Canada 150 commemorative bank note.
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These ready-to-use articles on a variety of topics tell the story of our Canadian bank notes.
The Bank regularly surveys Canadian businesses and citizens to better understand how and why cash is used by assessing awareness, attitudes, and behaviours with respect to bank notes.
Survey results allow the Bank to monitor its progress, to identify potential issues or opportunities, and to adapt its programs, tools, and services as needed.
Polymer Series: Awareness Survey
This survey aims to measure Canadians’ awareness of the new series of polymer bank notes. Respondents were asked if they recalled hearing of any upcoming changes to Canadian bank notes, and if so, where they first heard of the polymer bank notes.
Bank Note Confidence Index
Examines Canadians’ attitudes towards bank notes and the use of cash. Four key questions quantify perceptions of bank note security and attitudes towards counterfeiting.
National Retailer Research Program (NRRP)
Monitors the counterfeit-deterrence practices of cash-handling businesses across Canada, and their willingness to accept bank notes of various denominations.