Economic Trends 

Photo of a Canadian flagCanadian Month at a Glance
Revised job report numbers for July are not as disappointing as previously thought.

Photo of exposed roof trusses against a blue skyMetropolitan Housing Starts
More positive expectations for August.

Photo of the Alberta provincial flagAlberta Fiscal Snapshot
After six years in the red, Alberta is expected to balance its books in 2014–15.

Organizational Performance 

Photo of a group of business people looking at charts on a tableManagement Matters
Business practices are more important than public policy in driving innovation.

Photo of young business woman in a wheelchairEmployers Missing Out
Skilled workers with disabilities are a talent pool often overlooked by employers.

Photo of business people holding jigsaw puzzleIs It Possible to Change a Knowledge Management Culture Without Addressing Organizational Culture?
Culture beats strategy.

Public Policy 

Photo of a polar bearArctic Security
Canada needs to take a much broader view of northern security and sovereignty.

Photo of gas pump with out of service signCrowd-Sourcing Fuel Availability During Hurricane Sandy
The story of GasBuddy.

Photo of a head silhouette with puzzlesPTSD and First Responders
Increased post-traumatic stress disorder education and prevention among first responders needed.


Photo of Glen Hodgson and David Stewart-Patterson speaking


Photo of Glen Hodgson speaking


Photo of David Stewart-Patterson speaking

  • David Stewart-Patterson talks to CTV News about the need for Arctic sovereignty and protection in Canada’s North in the face of competing interests (at 14:50, August 21)


Sep 30HR West 2014: The Next Generation of HR
Sep 30-Oct 2 | Vancouver

Oct 1Intergovernmental Forum on Risk Management 2014
Oct 1-2 | Ottawa

Oct 6HR 2014: The Next Generation of HR
Oct 6-7 | Toronto



Consumer Confidence
August 2014, CBoC

Help Wanted
July 2014, CBoC

Employment, Canada
July 2014, CANSIM

Special Initiatives

How Canada Performs
A Report Card on Canada—Assesses Canada’s quality of life compared to that of its peer countries.

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 for Business Innovation
This Centre is a five-year initiative to help bring about major improvements in firm-level business innovation in Canada.

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.

Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care
This Centre will provide insightful, forward-looking, quantitative analysis of the sustainability of the health-care system.

Global Commerce Centre
The Centre helps leaders respond effectively to the rapidly changing global business operating environment.

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.

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.