Economic Trends 

Photo of a for sale sign in front of a houseMetro Resale Snapshot
December was a tough month for most markets, especially in Calgary and Edmonton.

Photo of Canadian flagCanadian Month at a Glance
The drop in oil prices continues to presents risks—both upside and downside—to the Canadian economy.

Photo of shopping cart containing three vehiclesWill Vehicle Sales “Peak”?
Over the next couple years, growth in vehicle sales is expected to slow down significantly.

Organizational Performance 

Photo of three blue collar workersIndustrial Relations
Productive negotiations expected in 2015 amid modest economic growth.

Photo of woman exercisingPhysical Activity in the Workplace
Workplaces can foster sustainable behaviour changes for their employees.

Photo of a pair of diceWhat’s Risk Got to Do with It?
How much risk are Canadian businesses willing to take?

Public Policy 

Photo of emergency responders in actionInnovation in Emergency Management
Canada’s EM professionals are driving innovation in emergency management.

Photo of a Canadian passportWhy Does Canada Accept Refugees?
Canada’s refugee policy is driven by humanitarian values of compassion and fairness.

Photo of group a woman eating an appleNudging Towards a Culture of Wellness
Nudging can have a big impact on behavioural economics and health.


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Feb 4Public Sector HR 2015: Transformation, Innovation, and Performance
Feb 4-5 | Ottawa

Feb 18Cyber Security and Insider Threat: Effective Strategies for Defending Your Data and Organization
Feb 18-19 | Ottawa

Feb 23ERM 2015: Driving Performance with a Risk Management Culture
Feb 23-25 | Toronto



Employment, Canada
December 2014, CANSIM

Index of Consumer Confidence
December 2014, CBoC

Help Wanted
December 2014, CBoC

Special Initiatives

Leadership Development

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.

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.

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.