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Health, Health Care and Wellness

Canada’s health-care system is a source of national pride and a hallmark of Canadian society. Not surprisingly, overcoming the challenges facing the system today is a top priority—for governments, for organizations in both the private and public sectors, and for Canadians in general. Issues such as sustainability, system transformation, health-care spending, timely access to care, and the quality and safety of health-care services are subjects of frequent discussion in the media and around water coolers and dinner tables across the country. Over the past decade, The Conference Board of Canada has conducted extensive research and launched networking programs in a bid to find answers to these challenges, to better understand the performance of the system, and to suggest ways to improve it.

At the Conference Board, we have a strong team of professionals with health-policy expertise, macroeconomic analysis and forecasting capacity, clinical experience in various settings, from primary to acute care environments and public health and a solid understanding of workplace health and wellness programming and evaluation. This combination has proven highly effective in building an understanding of health and health-care systems and the determinants of health and in uncovering or developing innovative solutions that can help us meet our health and health-care challenges.

In addition to tackling the policy issues and challenges facing Canada’s health system, the Conference Board’s researchers are working on various initiatives, including:

  • studying the links between the business success of Canada’s employers and the health and wellness of their employees;
  • finding how best to achieve health and health-care system integration;
  • conceiving sound and rigorous models that assess system performance; and
  • determining how to optimize the alignment of national economic, innovation, and health policies.

The Conference Board’s health and health-care expertise is spread across five groups:

We invite you to browse these groups’ web pages to learn more about past and current research projects and to discover how you can become involved in our health-related executive networks.

The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC)

The Conference Board of Canada is creating the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC). The purpose of CASHC is to provide Canadian business leaders and policy makers with insightful, forward-looking, quantitative analysis of the sustainability of the Canadian health-care system and all of its facets.

Executive Networks

Download the Health-Related Executive Networks brochure.