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Educational resources

Check out our educational resources and tools, an annotated list of financial literacy sites, and our Museum.

Resources: The economy and our role

The Economy, Plain and Simple

Learn more about the economic issues that matter to you.


Consult these brief articles explaining topics related to our core functions.


Currency Converter

Convert from Canadian dollars based on daily exchange rates.

Exchange rates

View daily, monthly and annual average exchange rate data.

Inflation Calculator

Calculate how much the cost of a fixed "basket" of consumer purchases has changed, using monthly consumer price index (CPI) data from 1914 to now.

Investment Calculator

Use this tool to calculate the effects of inflation on investments and savings.

Financial education resources

An annotated list of Canadian and international websites that provide financial information, on topics such as inflation, banking, personal finances, investing and consumer protection.


Expand your understanding of spending and saving, discover your place in the economy and explore a world-class currency collection.


Search our collection. Boasting more than 110,000 artifacts, our collection includes currency from around the world and from all historical periods.


Access our free school programs and lesson plans, and read our blog.