Economic Trends 

Brighter Outlook for Two Territorial Economies
Economic growth expected to average 1.8 per cent in the territories between 2016–20.

Metro Resale Snapshot
B.C. housing markets cool, while Ontario’s remain strong.

How to Boost Canada’s Economy
What actions could lead to stronger growth?

Organizational Performance 

Employer-Sponsored Specialty Medications
Can improve productivity, and reduce care giving needs and health system strain.

Organizations Need to Commit to Employee Learning
Employers can improve when it comes to making workplace learning a priority.

Unmet Mental Health Care Needs Costing Canada
Depression and anxiety cost the Canadian economy billions.

Public Policy 

Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Changes are coming: here’s why.

9/11: 15 Years Later
Are we still dealing with failure of imagination?

Global Threat of Terrorism
What does this mean for Canada’s security today?


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Craig Alexander comments on the Consumer Price Index for August 2016 and the retail sales for July 2016.


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Craig Alexander explains how the lack of private business investment could hamper Canada’s growth on BNN.

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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