Economic Trends 

Photo of a Canadian flagOil Prices Working Way Through Canadian Economy
April saw another disappointing performance, with a loss of 20,000 jobs.

Photo of a houseCalgary Housing Market Feeling Like Wile E. Coyote
Collapsing demand leaves homebuilders and sellers hanging in thin air.

Photo of a New Brunswick flagNew Brunswick No Longer Kicking the Pension Can Down the Road
In one aspect, New Brunswick is ahead of its counterparts.

Organizational Performance 

Photo of a man with his head in his handsWhen Stigma Turns Inward
Employees who experience a mental health issue report feeling self-stigma.

Photo of male and female working on building-block structureDeveloping and Leveraging Innovation Talent
A firm’s ability to innovate depends in part on the innovation skills of its people.

Photo of a boardroom Board and Director Evaluations
Well-designed and implemented evaluations can significantly improve how boards function.

Public Policy 

Photo of a polar bearBuilding a Resilient and Prosperous North
Investments in Aboriginal youth, infrastructure, and governance are priorities in the North.

Close-up photo of hand holding a pencil and working out math equationsSTEM Skills for Innovation
Is weak innovation performance due to too few people with skills in science, technology, engineering, and math?

Photo of red luggage with a white first aid symbolMedical Tourism in Canada
Pursuing inbound medical tourism depends on not compromising access for Canadians.


Announcement

Photo of Lynn Stoudt

  • Lynn Stoudt has been named Vice-President of Leadership and Human Resources Research. Ms. Stoudt will be actively involved in custom research and human resource projects as well as many of the Board’s HR networks.
  • Read her bio.

Chart

 Mental illness in Canada by type and age chart

Table

Image of a table showing real GDP growth by city


Events

May 25Culture of Engagement 2015
May 25 | Calgary

May 26Saskatchewan Forum 2015
May 26-27 | Saskatoon

May 28Toronto Business Outlook
May 28 | Toronto

Webinars

Data

Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
April 2015, CBoC
0.26

Employment, Canada
May 2015, CANSIM
17,895

Help Wanted
April 2015, CBoC
2.4


Special Initiatives

Leadership Development

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.

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.

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.