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Consumer Reports – Library Edition

Trustworthy buying advice, recommendations, and ratings by experts on thousands of consumer products each year using state-of-the-art labs, auto-test centres, and survey research centres.


Open Access Websites & Local Resources

Product Reviews

Consumer Search

Features product reviews from a variety of quality sources, compiles them into an overall rating, and provides comments on any discrepancies between reviews.



The Canadian government’s guide to energy-efficient appliances, heating, cooling, and more.

Furnace Compare

Ratings and reviews on thousands of air conditioners, boilers, furnaces, and heat pumps.

Kelley Blue Book

Reviews, ratings, and price information for new and used vehicles.

Wirecutter (New York Times blog)

Product reviews from readers.


Personal Finance

ABC Money Matters – Resources

Free introductory financial literacy program for adult learners, offering resources on general financial literary, and information specific for Indigenous peoples, and people with diverse abilities. Developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with the Government of Canada and TD Bank Group.

Canadian flag.Budget Planner (Government of Canada)

Tool lets you create a budget you can save and update online.

Canadian Banking Basics (Canadian Bankers Association)

Offers an accessible overview of different banking topics, including: choosing the right bank account, help with debt, cybersecurity, information for seniors, help with digital banking, banking for farmers, and more.

Canadian flag.Canadian Financial Literacy Database

Resources, events, tools and information on budgeting, money management, insurance, saving, investing, and taxes from various Canadian organizations.

Get Smarter About Money (Ontario Securities Commission)

Provides unbiased and independent financial tools to help you make better financial decisions.


Dispute Resolution

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Check reviews and BBB accreditation status of businesses.



Canadian flag.Complaint Roadmap (Innovation Canada) 

A step-by-step guide to resolving a consumer-related dispute with a company, business, or individual. Includes information on going to court if all other avenues fail.

Consumer Protection BC

Helping consumers by providing information on a wide range of marketplace issues, consumer tips and resources on a variety of topics such as handling parking disputes, choosing a moving company, and avoiding telemarketing scams.

Canadian flag.Office of Consumer Affairs (Government of Canada)

Promotes the interests and protection of Canadian consumers by providing quality information to the public and investigating complaints.