Economic Trends 

Photo of a piggy bank in a shopping cartHow Will Canadian Consumers Treat Retailers?
Consumers feeling more like Scrooge than Santa.

Photo of marathon runnersRefurbishment of Darlington Nuclear Generating Station
Project to boost Ontario’s GDP by $114.9 billion over 2010–26.

Photo of two skyscrapersThe Welcome Economic Renaissance of Montréal
Montréal drives the Quebec economy, making its success vital to the whole province.

Organizational Performance 

Photo of two hands holding a heartEnhancing Collaboration in International Disasters
Boosting collaboration among humanitarian organizations and companies.

Photo of a piggy bank and a stethoscopeBenefits Benchmarking Survey
Providing employee benefits continues to be a significant cost to employers.

Photo of Canadian hundred dollar billsCompensation Planning Outlook 2016
Organizations planning for another year of moderate base salary increases.

Public Policy 

Photo of a tire leaving a tread of fresh grassLong Hard Road to Reducing Canada’s GHG Emissions
Road transportation sector likely to fall short of 80 per cent reduction target by 2050.

Photo of a key inserted into a laptop screen Cybersecurity
People-phobic or people-centric security?

Photo of the France flagThe Global Reach of Terrorism
Reflections on the attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad.


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2015 Honorary Associate

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Dec 1Healthy Canada: Financial Models and Fiscal Incentives in Health and Health Care
Dec 1 | Toronto

Dec 1Economic & Innovation Outlook 2015: New Brunswick
Dec 1 | Fredericton

Dec 1Public Sector Transformation West 2015: Innovation, Disruption, Culture
Dec 1-2 | Edmonton


Nov 30Leveraging Multicultural Marketing to Grow Your Business: Promoting with Diversity
Nov 30 at 2:00 PM

Nov 30Building High Performing Teams: Overcoming Dysfunctions and Creating Cohesiveness
Nov 30 at 3:00 PM

Dec 01Youth and Social Media: Potential Paths to Radicalization
Dec 01 at 11:00 AM


Consumer Confidence
November 2015, CBoC

Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
October 2015, CBoC

Employment, Canada
October 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.