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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

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

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