Economic Trends 

Photo of oil pouring out of a barrel Canada’s manufacturing exports
Manufacturers need more workers and investment to take advantage of the U.S. rebound.

Photo of Canadian tooniesOil Patch Weakness Continues to Weigh on Growth Prospects
Canada’s economy continues to struggle, with oil prices falling yet again in January.

Photo of rolled up $100 dollar billsA Sluggish Economy This Year, but No Recession
The economy grew by 1.2 per cent in 2015 and is set to grow by 1.7 per cent in 2016.

Organizational Performance 

Photo of a bold head Brain Gain
Canada could gain $13.4 to $17 billion more annually from improvements in recognizing education and skills.

Photo of female trades person Switzerland's Higher Education System
What Canada can learn about higher education from the most competitive country in the world.

Photo of groceriesFood Report Card | Version française
Canada performs well on food but struggles on industry prosperity and the environment.

Public Policy 

Photo of marathon runnersThe Path Forward on Climate Change
Is Canada making strides in the right direction?

Photo of a person with a Canadian flag around their backCanada’s Refugee Intake
Will 2016 be a record-setting year for refugee resettlement in Canada?

Arctic water viewed from the rear of a shipCanada’s Northern Marine Waters
Climatic changes opening up the Arctic but also making shipping more difficult.

Call for Entries

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Free Webinars

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Feb 10Cyber Security: The Human Factor
Feb 10-11 | Ottawa

Feb 23Public Sector HR 2016
Feb 23-24 | Ottawa

Feb 29ERM 2016: Right Size, Customize, Optimize
Feb 29-Mar 1 | Toronto


Feb 11Life Outside the Academy: Career Prospects and Outcomes for Canadian PhD Graduates
Feb 11 at 3:00 PM

Feb 16Trust Your Inner Canary: Taming Workplace Incivility
Feb 16 at 2:00 PM

Feb 17Isolation in Leadership: You're Not Alone, and There is a Way Out
Feb 17 at 11:00 AM


Employment, Canada
January 2016, CANSIM

Consumer Confidence
January 2016, CBoC

Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
December 2015, CBoC

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.

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.

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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