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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

A Snapshot of Canada’s Immigrant Exporter Experience

This 60-minute recorded webinar explores The Conference Board’s analysis of the actual export experience, performance, strengths and weaknesses of a group of Canadian businesses owned by recent immigrants, compared with other Canadian businesses.

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

Définir la viabilité en matière de santé et de soins de santé

Les coûts des soins de santé au Canada montent en flèche et des réformes en profondeur s’imposent si l’on veut préserver et améliorer la qualité de nos soins de santé. Ce rapport présente un cadre de viabilité contenant des principes directeurs et des facteurs clés jugés essentiels pour favoriser la viabilité en matière de soins de santé.

Report | 68 pages | July 2014 | Kelly Grimes, Gabriela Prada, Ioulia Sklokin | Le Conference Board du Canada

Canada’s Hidden Export Gems

Canada’s competitive advantage at exporting oil and wheat is well recognized; But what about the lesser-known products? Earlier this year The Conference Board of Canada released Competing Globally: Canada’s Hidden Success Stories, a 96-page report that identifies some globally competitive Canadian products that receive less attention. This 60-minute webinar dives deep into the report’s analysis, bringing the report to life. You’ll get the full story behind the numbers.

Recorded Webinar | July 2014 | Kristelle Audet | The Conference Board of Canada

Defining Health and Health Care Sustainability

Canadian health care costs are soaring and major reforms are needed to preserve and improve the quality of health care. This report develops a sustainability framework with guiding principles and key factors deemed essential to support sustainable health care.

Report | 57 pages | July 2014 | Gabriela Prada, Kelly Grimes, Ioulia Sklokin | The Conference Board of Canada

Selling Beyond the U.S.: Do Recent Immigrants Advance Canada’s Export Agenda?

By analyzing the export orientation of more than 15,000 Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Selling Beyond the U.S. explores the contribution of recent-immigrant business owners to Canadian exports, particularly to non-U.S. markets.

Briefing | 28 pages | June 2014 | Sui Sui, Horatio M. Morgan | The Conference Board of Canada

A Climate of Possibility: The Unsystematic System of Canadian Post-Secondary Education

In Canada today, with educational leadership fragmented by jurisdiction, our public sector education climate relative to many other countries is one of cooling possibility despite great potential. This 60-minute recorded webinar features John Corlett and Carl Amrhein explores different ways that several Canadian provinces have addressed issues such as funding, college and university credentials and learning expectations, government oversight, and quality assessment.

Recorded Webinar | June 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

The new role of public buyers in the management of innovation: the example of the HAPPI project

This 60-minute recorded webinar features Carole Gandon, Head of International Affairs at RESAH, one of the main hospital procurement organizations in France. In this session Carole discusses how the HAPPI project (Healthy Aging - Public Procurement of Innovation) has chosen to implement a “market-oriented” approach through the development of an online platform, in which suppliers are invited to outline their products and services.

Recorded Webinar | June 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

Importing Talent to Export to the World: The Contributions of Immigrant Entrepreneurs to Canada

This recorded webinar explores the contributions immigrants make to the Canadian economy as entrepreneurs and as innovators. The webinar also examines the influence of immigrants on global trade, at the provincial and national level, and how immigrants are a key resource for tapping into new markets and increasing the import/export activities of Canadian businesses.

Recorded Webinar | May 2014 | Michelle Parkouda | The Conference Board of Canada

Working Overseas: Opportunities and Challenges for the Mining Sector

This 90-minute session features Gary Svoboda, CEO, Adventus Research + Consulting Inc. and Alberto Quiroz, Board member of the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). During this session, Gary will discuss the market research project he conducted on behalf of the Centre for the Commercialization of Mining Technologies and Services . Gary has reviewed and provided a compilation of international market information and strategies for mining supply companies that are seeking to increase their international business and activities.

Recorded Webinar | May 2014 | Gary Svoboda | The Conference Board of Canada

The Negotiable RFP: An Innovative new model for public procurement in Canada

Introduced in 2010, the Negotiable RFP has become the new paradigm in public procurement offering benefits for both the buyer and supplier communities. This recorded webinar presented by Eddy Gin presents the history, development, implementation and benefits of the Negotiable RFP (NRFP).

Recorded Webinar | May 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

Household Food Security and Food Literacy

Alison Howard, lead author of Enough for Fall: Household Food Security in Canada and What's to Eat? Improving Food Literacy in Canada examines household food security in Canada.

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

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