Economic Trends 

What Will Cost Canadians More and Less in 2017
Increased rate of inflation will cost an average household roughly $1,600 more this year.

Trump’s Economic Nirvana is Fraught with Risk
Assessing Trump’s path to a 4 per cent economic growth in the U.S. economy.

Mixed Signals for Canadian Economy
Strong jobs and trade numbers despite poor growth and earnings.

Organizational Performance 

Key Dimensions for Not-for-Profit Leaders in 2017
Leaders should take nothing for granted if they want to succeed in these disruptive times.

Immigration in 2016: A Year of Change
Canada’s immigration system saw significant changes 2016, with more coming next year.

Provincial Liquor Monopolies
Should interprovincial trade of alcohol be allowed?

Public Policy 

City Health Monitor
Benchmarking the physical and socio-economic health of 10 metropolitan areas in Canada.

The Next Great Cyber Security Risk?
Connected technologies could turn into a catastrophic data breach scenario.

Sowing the Seeds
The agriculture sector’s reliance on temporary foreign workers to fill labour shortages is growing.


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Canada ends 2016 with a hiring spree and posts an unexpected trade surplus in November. Craig Alexander offers his perspective on these announcements.


Craig Alexander Speaking

Craig Alexander discusses what Canadians can expect to pay more for in 2017 in this interview with CTV.


Sabrina Bond

Economist Sabrina Bond discusses President-elect Trump’s policies and the outlook for Canada’s auto manufacturing sector 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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