This section features materials and classroom resources to help students learn about Canadian bank notes.

Students - whether you’re working on a school project about polymer bank notes or looking to add a skill to your resumé for that part-time job as a cashier, the Bank can help make it happen.

Teachers - we’re thinking of you, too. The Fraud Prevention Kit on bank note counterfeiting and identity crime is our innovative educational resource for high schools. Designed by teachers for teachers, this kit is adapted to provincial curricula. Learning outcomes include essential skills such as communication, problem solving, responsibility and job readiness.

Our latest resource, the Build a Bank Note Lesson Plan is a modular resource, designed with the help of teachers, that uses bank notes to teach students about the ways that Canada can be represented.

Fraud Prevention Kit

Students in grades 9 to 12 will learn how to prevent losses due to bank note counterfeiting and identity crime. The kit includes a teacher’s manual, worksheets, Fighting Fraud on the Front Lines DVD, and much more.

To get the complete contents of the Fraud Prevention Kit, download the following 11 documents. If you’d rather order a copy, see the form below.

Teacher’s Manual

Learning Skills

Curriculum Links 

Bank Note Counterfeiting Worksheets

Bank Note Counterfeiting PowerPoint 1, Lesson 1-1 

Bank Note Counterfeiting PowerPoint 2, Lesson 1-2 

Bank Note Counterfeiting PowerPoint 3, Lesson 1-2 

Bank Note Counterfeiting PowerPoint 4, Lesson 4-1

Identity Crime Worksheets 

Identity Crime PowerPoint 1, Lesson 2-2 

Fraud Prevention Certificate 

  1. Other Classroom Resources

  2. Build a Bank Note Lesson Plan: Exploring Canada’s history, land and culture through money

  3. A resource designed with teachers for teachers of grades 4 to 8 Social Science, Geography, History and Media Studies. Each module can be completed on its own or in sequence.
  4. Download the Lesson Plan
  5. Canada 150 Bank Note Learning Activities

  6. Activities suitable for children ages 7 and up to learn about the Canada 150 bank note. These can be used in the classroom or on your own.
  7. Explore the design of the Canada 150 bank note with the Can you find me? activity
  8. Build a chatterbox and quiz your friends
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  10. Canada 150 Bank Note Design Fact Sheet

  11. A summary of the design elements on the Canada 150 commemorative bank note.
  12. Version with printer’s marks for commercial printers
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  14. Canada 150 Bank Note Security Features Fact Sheet

  15. A summary of the security features on the Canada 150 commemorative bank note.
  16. Version with printer’s marks for commercial printers
  17. Download only
  18. Additional Resources for Students to Download and/or Order

  19. Polymer Series Leaflet

  20. Basic information on security features and tips for handling new polymer notes.
  21. Canadian Journey Series Leaflet

  22. Basic information on the security features in the Canadian Journey series bank notes.
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  24. Polymer Series Security Features Poster

  25. This is a quick reference for students, showing the security features in Canada’s Polymer series bank notes.
  26. Size: 12 x 18
  27. Polymer Series Fact Sheets

  28. A summary of key information about the new polymer bank notes rolled into one handy document.
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