Economic Trends 

Photo of the Canadian flag Canadian Month at a Glance
Weakness in the jobs market continues as economy sheds 9,400 jobs.

Image of an illustration of a soccer stadiumPro-Sports Facilities in Alberta
Modest public funding is reasonable if governments take the right steps.

Photo of three zig zagging arrows pointing right against a grid backgroundComposite Leading Indicator
The Conference Board of Canada’s leading indicator increased 0.4 per cent in May 2014.

Organizational Performance 

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

Photo of someone using a smartphoneIs There a Generation Gap in Innovation?
The technology-adoption generation gap is a challenge for innovation.

Image of colourful hands reaching for technology iconsHarnessing the Power of the Crowd for Innovation
Organizations of all sizes can use social media communities to fuel innovation.

Public Policy 

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

Photo of a 5 cobs of partially shucked cornSeeds for Success
Potential restrictions on insecticides could cost Ontario economy.

Photo of a jet being refulledIncreasing Aviation Fuel Tax Might Not Increase Government Revenues at All
Ontario’s aviation fuel tax adds to higher prices for flying.


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

Oct 1HR West 2014: The Next Generation of HR
Oct 1-2 | Vancouver

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



Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
July 2014, CBoC

Employment, Canada
June 2014, CANSIM

Consumer Confidence
June 2014, CBoC

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 will provide insights into how Canada can best address the enormous challenges and opportunities in the North.

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.