Economic Trends 

Ontario to Become a “Have” Province Again
Over the next three fiscal years the Ontario government will lose its equalization payments.

Provincial Tax Systems Are Ripe for Change
There is little alignment in who and how provinces tax.

Real GDP to Grow by 1.6 Per Cent | Version française
Low oil prices, global uncertainty, and consumer debt weighing on economy.

Organizational Performance 

Students Could Boost Competitiveness
Ensuring Canada benefits from its international students requires quick action.

Reinventing the Classroom
New age of classroom learning depends on cooperation, coordination, and collaboration.

Fort McMurray Wildfire
How are Canadian organizations responding?

Public Policy 

No More “Jurisdictional Wasteland”
Canada is making significant changes in its relationship with Aboriginal people.

Fort McMurray Wildfire and Community Resilience
Redefining the importance of the broader sense of community in difficult times.

Wildfires: Three Lessons in Resilience
In light of the devastating Fort McMurray wildfires, keep these three lessons in mind.


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Marie-Christine Bernard discute de l’impact économique des feux de forêt de Fort McMurray sur les ondes de RDI.


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Pedro Antunes discusses the impact of the Fort McMurray wildfires on the economies of Alberta and Canada.

Interactive Chart

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Our new interactive chart shows how Canada’s aging population will impact health care spending, employment, and caregivers needed by province.


Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
April 2016, CBoC

Consumer Confidence
April 2016, CBoC

Employment, Canada
April 2016, CANSIM

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.

Canadian Transition Energy Initiative
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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