Economic Trends 

Metropolitan Resale Snapshot
Ontario’s housing markets did well in September, while sales in Vancouver continued to drop.

Canada’s Demographics
Higher immigration levels would only soften the cost strains on the Canadian system.

Housing Policy
Putting the federal government’s actions on housing policy into perspective.

Organizational Performance 

Beyond Citations
Measuring the impact of research by Canadian universities remains a challenge.

Employers More Flexible When It Comes to Time Off
Many are providing additional time or vacation and flex time in order to attract talent.

Workplace Substance Misuse
Most organizations have substance misuse policies, but few measure their effectiveness.

Public Policy 

Home and Community Care Costs
Services are affordable for those who obtain them, but costs are a barrier to access.

Over 200,000 Canadians Lack Access to Affordable and Reliable Electricity
Remote communities pay up to nine times more than average.

Future Care Needs of Canadian Seniors
Is Canada prepared to provide and pay for the supports aging boomers will need?


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Craig Alexander discusses his perspective on the Bank of Canada’s rate announcement on BNN.


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Annette Verschuren discusses the importance of sustainability and officially launches the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Institute on Facebook Live.

Insights on CETA

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How best to prepare for and leverage the gains from CETA as the trade deal enters final stages.

Special Projects

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.

Transition Energy
Engaging major stakeholders to improve our energy system and create an actionable transition energy road map for Canada.

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.

Leadership Development

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.

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