Economic Trends 

Stronger Short-Term Economic Outlook for Canada
The Composite Leading Index increased by 0.9 points to 109.1 in June.

Dealing with the Coming Brexit
Brexit will affect Canada’s trade with Britain, but how?

Metropolitan Outlook
Economic insights into 15 Canadian census metropolitan areas.

Organizational Performance 

How Canadian Business Can Own the Podium
Lessons for organizations—in business, the public sector, and not-for-profits.

Organizations Struggle To Engage Employees
Scores have remained stagnant since 2010, and in many cases are declining.

Canadian Higher Education in the Asian Century
Demand for higher education in Asia is both an opportunity and a threat to Canada.

Public Policy 

The Billion Dollar Immigration Question
Does Canada need dedicated business immigration programs?

We. Us. Our. A Reconciling Narrative
Renewing the relationship with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

Assistance for Unpaid Caregivers
Canadians want financial support for caregivers who have to reduce or quit work.


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Craig Alexander joins The Conference Board of Canada as Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist.


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Glen Hodgson joins BNN to explain why and how weak firms are holding back Canada's productivity.


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Matthew Stewart discusses our latest Canadian Outlook on BNN.

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.

Transition Energy
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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