Economic Trends 

Image of a sketch of a truckGood Service is Good Business | Version française
High-value business services can add value to Canada’s goods exports.

Globe in hand with the Canada flagStrong Domestic Policies Needed for Success on Global Stage
Primer on the importance of strong domestic policies.

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Metropolitan Outlook
The top five fastest growing metropolitan economies in 2015 will be Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Montréal.

Organizational Performance 

Photo Canadian one-hundred dollar billsCompensation Planning
Only modest wage gains for non-unionized employees in 2016.

Photo of a finger stopping falling dominosPublic Affairs Reputation Management
Reputation management activities by Canadian firms will continue to increase.

Photo of young Aboriginal woman studying Aboriginal Learners and Post-Secondary Education in Canada
Pressure to address education gap continues to mount.

Public Policy 

Photo of an apple with an How Canada Performs | Version française
Canada earns a “C” and improves to 9th out of 16 in the last innovation report card.

Photo of electrical outlet and plugFinding the Mix | Version française
Electricity generators of five provinces have the right mix of generation technologies.

Photo of police officer with teenage boyThe Role of Communities in Policing
Collaboration is at the heart policing in Canada.


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Oct 14The Better Workplace Conference 2015
Oct 14-16 | Gatineau

Oct 20Benefits and Disability Management 2015: From Research to Action
Oct 20-21 | Toronto

Oct 26Canadian Food & Drink Summit 2015: Measuring Performance, Taking Stock, Inspiring Action
Oct 26-27 | Toronto



Consumer Confidence
September 2015, CBoC

Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
July 2015, CBoC

Employment, Canada
August 2015, CANSIM

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.

Accessible Employment Practices
This website contains resources to help your organization meet the Employment Standards under the AODA.

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.