Bank of Canada
152 x 70 mm
In circulation. It is the first vertically oriented banknote issued in Canada.
Portrait of Viola Desmond (1914-1965), a black businesswoman who successfully challenged racial segregation in a movie theater in Nova Scotia in 1946. Her case was one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canada and helped create the civil rights movement. Historical map of Halifax, where Viola lived on the left.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights at the center, the first museum in the world dedicated solely to human rights. The eagle feather at the top with part of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms at the top right.
Printer: Bank of Canada