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Roger Francis: The Saskatchewan Institute’s New Director

Photo of Roger FrancisThe Conference Board of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Francis as Director of the Saskatchewan Institute, a multi-year initiative that brings leaders together to champion a stronger vision for the province’s future.

Following a corporate career in the energy, publishing, and financial sectors, Roger brings a solid background in strategic communications, research, and community engagement to his new role.

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About the Saskatchewan Institute

The Saskatchewan Institute is a major initiative of The Conference Board of Canada that focuses on issues relevant to Saskatchewan that also realize impacts to policy and society throughout Canada. It brings together the Conference Board’s full range of expertise in economic analysis and forecasting, public policy research, and organizational performance to address themes of leadership, governance, innovation, competitiveness, and more.

The Institute works with partners in Saskatchewan to produce research that will help public and private sector leaders sharpen their vision for Saskatchewan's future and find solutions to the challenges they need to address.

Saskatchewan is ideally positioned for strong economic growth and long-term prosperity, provided that:

  • government leaders develop the proper public policy framework;
  • business leaders help achieve efficient transformations in the economy;
  • all stakeholders work collaboratively to attract and develop new talent; and
  • community leaders engage in forward planning.

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The Saskatchewan Forum 2015
May 26–27, 2015
Saskatoon, SK

The Saskatchewan Forum 2014
May 27–28, 2014
Regina, SK

The Saskatchewan Forum 2013
May 14–15, 2013
Saskatoon, SK

The Saskatchewan Forum 2012
May 29–30, 2012
Regina, SK


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