Economic Trends 

Ontario’s Unintentional Industrial Change
Businesses missing opportunity to build the capacity needed to be market leaders.

Ontario to Become a “Have” Province Again
Over the next three fiscal years the Ontario government will lose its equalization payments.

Provincial Tax Systems Are Ripe for Change
There is little alignment in who and how provinces tax.

Organizational Performance 

Global Thinking Could Boost Innovation Performance
Innovation and internationalization are two sides of the same coin.

Students Could Boost Competitiveness
Ensuring Canada benefits from its international students requires quick action.

Reinventing the Classroom
New age of classroom learning depends on cooperation, coordination, and collaboration.

Public Policy 

Employers Can Help Those Affected by Multiple Sclerosis
Creating economic benefits for employers and governments.

No More “Jurisdictional Wasteland”
Canada is making significant changes in its relationship with Aboriginal people.

Fort McMurray Wildfire and Community Resilience
Redefining the importance of the broader sense of community in difficult times.


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Wendy Mitchell discusses how corporate Canada is responding to the Fort McMurray Wildfires.


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Thy Dinh identifies what can be done to support quality of life and successful employment for people affected by MS.


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Marie-Christine Bernard discute de l’impact économique des feux de forêt de Fort McMurray sur les ondes de RDI.

Special Projects

How Canada Performs
A Report Card on Canada—Assesses Canada’s quality of life compared to that of its peer countries.

Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education
The centre is a multi-year initiative to address the advanced skills and education challenges facing Canada today.

Centre for Business Innovation
This Centre is a five-year initiative to help bring about major improvements in firm-level business innovation in Canada.

Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care
This Centre will provide insightful, forward-looking, quantitative analysis of the sustainability of the health-care system.

Centre for Food in Canada
Food impacts Canadians in an extraordinary range of ways. It affects our lives, our health, our jobs, and our economy.

Centre on Tax Analysis, Fiscal Incentives, and Competitiveness
This Centre provides credible, leading-edge quantitative research on all aspects of the Canadian system of taxation and fiscal incentives.

L’Institut du Québec
Est le fruit d’un partenariat entre le Conference Board du Canada et HEC Montréal visant à fournir au Québec des solutions novatrices.

Canadian Transition Energy Initiative
Engaging major stakeholders to improve our energy system and create an actionable transition energy road map for Canada.

Accessible Employment Practices
This website contains resources to help your organization meet the Employment Standards under the AODA.

Centre for the North
This Centre is part of the Northern and Aboriginal policy group that provides insights and research into Northern and Aboriginal challenges and issues.

Saskatchewan Institute
This Institute is a multi-year initiative that will focus exclusively on issues relevant to Saskatchewan.

Global Commerce Centre
The Centre helps leaders respond effectively to the rapidly changing global business operating environment.

National Immigration Centre
The Centre is a multi-year initiative to develop a national immigration action plan to help improve Canada’s immigration system.

Leadership Development

The Directors College
Canada’s gold standard in board director education, leading to a McMaster University designation.

The Niagara Institute
High-impact leadership development solutions for individuals, teams, and organizations.

Professional Development Institute

Premier education destination delivering first class learning opportunities such as courses and workshops for business and government professionals to develop new skills, improve their job performance, and advance their careers.

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