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Automated Vehicles: The Coming of the Next Disruptive Technology

Automated vehicles (AVs) are, in some forms, already here. If history is a guide their rollout may occur more rapidly than we expect. AV’s have the potential to bring great benefits, particularly in the form of saving time and reducing the number of collisions on our roads. But, as with many new technologies, the roll out process will be disruptive to regulators, industry, and consumers alike. As the technology advances and demand from the public begins, governments and businesses must begin to plan for the arrival of AV’s sooner, rather than later. How much do you know about this coming trend? Are you prepared?

Recorded Webinar | March 2015 | The Conference Board of Canada

Social Contract for Food: Sustainability for Farmers and Consumers

This eye-opening 60 minute recorded webinar discusses how we can stop wasting food by buying to meet our specific health and cultural needs without breaking the bank. Ralph C. Martin makes the case for linking sustainable food production with healthy consumption, and discusses how much of each food type is wasted and what the potential is to waste less.

Recorded Webinar | March 2015 | The Conference Board of Canada

Emerging Procurement Approaches in Health Care

There is momentum for innovation within health systems in Canada. Procurement processes, used correctly, could be a powerful tool to introduce innovation and improvement. The introduction of new products and processes into health systems has traditionally been perceived as a cost driver. However, the manner in which innovation is procured can prove decisive in turning a burden into a substantial advantage. This webinar reveals learnings from Conference Board research and dialogue into innovation procurement over several years, including three international roundtables: held in Toronto (December 2013), Barcelona (June 2014) and Moscow (December 2014). Twelve countries shared their experiences with emerging procurement approaches that are increasing value to their health systems. This has made clear that the opportunities offered by the strategic use of procurement are vast and within Canada’s reach.

Recorded Webinar | March 2015 | Gabriela Prada | The Conference Board of Canada

Occupations, Credentials and Skills for a Prosperous BC: The Right Skills for Success

This special recorded webinar explores the skills, occupations and credentials BC employers need to ensure the province's future success. British Columbia has bright economic prospects on its horizon, including growth as a global trade hub, the emergence and development of new knowledge-based industries, and major infrastructure and resource project developments. But there is rising concern among leaders in business, government and education that the province will not have enough people with the right education and skills to seize and support these opportunities. The Conference Board of Canada estimates that skills deficits already cost the province up to $4.7 billion in foregone GDP and $616 million in provincial tax revenues, annually—a result of too many British Columbians not obtaining adequate levels of education to find employment in today’s economy.

Recorded Webinar | March 2015 | Daniel Munro | The Conference Board of Canada

Impact and Benefit Agreements—Key Issues for Communities and Industry

Since their emergence in the mid-1970s, Impact and Benefit Agreements (IBAs) have come to play an increasingly prominent role in facilitating mine developments in Canada. IBAs are private, negotiated contracts between Aboriginal communities and mine proponents pursuing projects within the communities’ traditional territories. For Aboriginal communities, IBAs serve to mitigate unwanted impacts and ensure the capture of benefits from local resource development projects. For proponents, these agreements help to secure the cooperation and support of local communities, and reduce the uncertainty associated with their projects. IBAs are also increasingly revealing their potential as tools for sustainable community development. A discussion centred on the role of IBAs in contemporary resource developments is especially timely given the evolving legal landscape surrounding Aboriginal rights and title, and the Crown’s duty to consult and accommodate as manifest in the recent Tsilhqot'in case in British Columbia.

Recorded Webinar | February 2015 | The Conference Board of Canada

The Real Inequality Between Millennials and Boomers: Generational Income Gap

Many older Canadians are struggling to comprehend why their adult children have not yet become financially independent. After all, they themselves were employed and earning by their age. But is there a level playing field for Millennials? The anecdotes are well known across the internet: rising tuition fees and crippling student debts; unemployed or underemployed university graduates; young people unable to break into high-priced housing markets. Will today’s young Canadians be the first generation in our country’s history to find themselves worse off than their parents? In its recent study, The Bucks Stop Here: Trends in Income Inequality between Generations, The Conference Board found that there is some validity to the anecdotes. Income inequality between generations of Canadians has increased substantially, and as a result, young Canadians may have a lower lifetime earning potential than any generation before. In this 60 minute recorded webinar, James Knowles, co-author of the report, describes how 27 years of tax return data (1984 to 2010) shows that the average disposable income of Canadians aged 50 to 54 has grown compared to those 25-to-29 years of age. The gap, which was 47 per cent between these two cohorts in the mid-1980s, is now 64 per cent. As the incomes of older Canadians grew over the past 30 years, the incomes of younger Canadians have stagnated. Is there a fix to this widening problem?

Recorded Webinar | February 2015 | James Knowles | The Conference Board of Canada

Behavioural Economics and Health: Nudging Toward a Culture of Wellness

This report explores “nudging,” a new, cost-effective policy tool than can be used to modify behaviours that cause disease or undermine our well-being, thereby improving quality of life and the sustainability of health care systems.

Report | 52 pages | January 2015 | David Verbeeten | The Conference Board of Canada

Économie comportementale et santé : Encourager l’instauration d’une culture du bien-être

Ce rapport se penche sur l'encouragement, un nouveau moyen d'intervention économique pour modifier les comportements qui causent la maladie et nuisent au bien-être, améliorant ainsi la qualité de vie des gens et la viabilité des systèmes de santé. Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d'une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Rapport | 56 pages | January 2015 | David Verbeeten | Le Conference Board du Canada

Corporate Crisis of 2024

Many corporate crises today can be categorized and anticipated: CEO misconduct, accounting scandals, high profile product failures, violations of health, safety and environmental laws, unethical labour practices, and cultural friction between a firm and wider society. But what corporate crises can we anticipate in ten years? This 60 minute recorded webinar features Robert Moran, a partner in Washington, DC's office of Brunswick Group.

Recorded Webinar | January 2015 | The Conference Board of Canada

How Business Design can Transform your Hospital—The Experience of Kingston General

In this 60-minute recorded session, Heather Fraser, Head of Vuka Innovation, interviews Leslee Thompson, CEO of Kingston General Hospital. Leslee shares her experience of using the principles of Business Design to engage patients as part of a transformative hospital initiative that has shaped the culture and operations of the hospital. She provides a tangible example of how Business Design principles have made a positive difference in a real health care setting.

Recorded Webinar | December 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

Analyse comparative de la performance en salubrité alimentaire

En matière de salubrité des aliments, le Canada se situe au sommet du classement mondial, devant l’Irlande et la France, révèle le Classement mondial 2014 : Salubrité des aliments, un nouveau rapport publié par le Centre pour l’alimentation au Canada du Conference Board du Canada en collaboration avec l’Institut alimentaire de l’Université de Guelph. Découvrez ce webinaire intitulé Étude comparative mondiale du rendement en matière de salubrité des aliments , animé par les auteurs du rapport Jean-Charles Le Vallée et Sylvain Charlebois.

Recorded Webinar | November 2014 | Sylvain Charlebois, Jean-Charles Le Vallée | Le Conference Board du Canada

The Transformative Impact of Business Design in Healthcare

In this 60-minute recording, Heather Fraser, Head of Vuka Innovation, provides an overview of Business Design principles and its potential to transform health care in Canada. She also outlines why Business Design has proven to be such a powerful tool in tackling structural problems in complex health care settings. A case study webinar featuring Kingston General Hospital will follow on December 12, 2014. Register for both webinars for $249.

Recorded Webinar | November 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

Benchmarking World Food Safety Performance

The Conference Board recently released a report that identifies and evaluates common elements among global food safety systems. The 2014 World Ranking Food Safety Performance report provides an overall world ranking of food safety performance in 2014 for 17 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries illustrated by 10 indicators organizations across three food safety risk governance domains: assessment, management and communication. During this 60-minute recording you will hear why benchmarking is essential not only to help monitor ongoing food safety performance but also to inform continued food safety system design, adoption, and implementation towards more efficient and effective food safety preparedness, responsiveness, and accountability.

Recorded Webinar | November 2014 | Jean-Charles Le Vallée | The Conference Board of Canada

Innovation by Design: Lessons from MIT

Innovation is first and foremost a creative process. At its essence, innovation is the creation of something new that adds value. The Conference Board of Canada recently ran a study tour at MIT to learn about their innovation process. They discovered that MIT places much value in the collaboration of perspectives, ideas, and viewpoints. This meeting of diverse viewpoints generates what some label “creative friction”. This 60-minute recorded webinar with Sarah Dimick, Senior Research Associate at The Conference Board of Canada, reviews the lessons learned about the innovation process at MIT.

Recorded Webinar | November 2014 | Sarah Dimick | The Conference Board of Canada

Ebola: Fact, Fiction and Lessons Learned

Despite government efforts to dispel misinformation, a lot of uncertainty remains in the public domain about the dangers posed by Ebola. The Conference Board of Canada has organized a special webinar with Dr. James Young, former Ontario Chief Coroner and Public Safety Commissioner. This 60-minute recording explores the facts, dispel the fiction and present lessons learned. Dr. Young provides an analysis of the virus that separates medical fact from popular fiction.

Recorded Webinar | November 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

Cracking the EU Market: Proven Strategies for Success Before and After CETA

This 60-minute recorded webinar featuring Danielle Goldfarb, Associate Director of the Conference Board's Global Commerce Centre, provides a robust analysis of the experience of over 9,000 Canadian companies that were actively exporting to the European Union over a recent 15-year period. We analyze how exporting to the EU has affected Canadian company sales and profits, and how this compares with the performance of those that have exported elsewhere or not exported at all.

Recorded Webinar | October 2014 | Danielle Goldfarb | The Conference Board of Canada

Local Sourcing of School Nutrition Programs

In this recorded webinar, Alison Howard, lead author of Enough for All: Household Food Security in Canada and What's to Eat? Improving Food Literacy in Canada, and Dr. Jessica Edge, author of Cultivating Opportunities: Canada’s Growing Appetite for Local Food, together examine several options for sourcing school nutrition programs from local suppliers.

Recorded Webinar | October 2014 | Alison Howard | The Conference Board of Canada

Leaning Canadian HealthCare

Join us for a 60-minute recorded webinar in which Jennifer MacKenzie, Vice-President Strategic Planning, Transformation Support and Innovation, discusses research findings from The Conference Board’s Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care. These findings focus on the creation of a sustainable health care system through the application of Lean principles to care and service delivery and management systems. Jennifer talks about how Lean can be applied to not only improve organizational performance but also change organizational culture.

Recorded Webinar | September 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

Getting It Right: Evolving Place-Based Approaches to Sustainable Resource Development

This 60-minute recorded webinar explores emerging and evolving approaches to natural resource development planning that are being considered and tested in Canada. These include: assessing community readiness for resource development; regional or play-based engagement and regulatory processes; and multi-stakeholder partnerships and initiatives focused on specific development challenges.

Recorded Webinar | September 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

Health Care Sustainability: More Than a Fiscal Matter

Join us for a 60-minute recorded webinar in which Louis Thériault, Executive Director, Economic Initiatives explores research findings from The Conference Board’s Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care. These findings include what we mean when we talk about “sustainability” of the health care system. Louis also discusses why tackling issues like funding models, innovation and the development of human capital can help sustain the health care system in the years ahead.

Recorded Webinar | August 2014 | Louis Theriault | The Conference Board of Canada

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