Canadians have half a billion dollars sitting unclaimed in forgotten bank accounts.

After years of inactivity banks turn the funds in unused accounts over to the Bank of Canada, which holds on to the remaining cash for a certain number of years depending on the amount.

Maya Johnson has a special report on how a McGill Varsity team and Westmount Park United Church managed to get money back.

And to check if you have any cash waiting for you, click here.