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Research Centres and Institutes

Centre for Food in Canada (CFIC)

The Centre for Food is a three-year initiative of research and dialogue to help address one of the great issues facing our country today—food. Food impacts Canadians in an extraordinary range of ways. It affects our lives, our health, our jobs, and our economy.

How Canada Performs

A Report Card on Canada—Assesses Canada’s quality of life compared to that of its peer countries.

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 adaptées à sa réalité et guider l'élaboration de ses politiques publiques.

Centre for the North (CFN)

This Centre will provide insights into how Canada can best address the enormous challenges and opportunities in its Northern regions.

Centre for Business Innovation (CBI)

The Conference Board of Canada is establishing the Centre for Business Innovation (CBI) as a five-year initiative to help bring about major improvements in firm-level business innovation in Canada.

Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC)

The purpose of CASHC is to provide Canadian business leaders and policy makers with insightful, forward-looking, quantitative analysis of the sustainability of the Canadian health-care system and all of its facets.

Global Commerce Centre (GCC)

The Global Commerce Centre helps business and government leaders respond effectively to the rapidly changing global business operating environment.

Saskatchewan Institute

The Saskatchewan Institute is a major multi-year initiative of The Conference Board of Canada that focuses exclusively on issues relevant to Saskatchewan.

CIBC Scholar-in-Residence

This initiative actively engages renowned scholars in The Conference Board of Canada’s advanced research programs, where they will conduct research on issues of national importance that will contribute to improving Canada’s future.


A three-year program of research and dialogue designed to help leading decision makers advance Canada on a path of national competitiveness.

The Canada Project

A multi-year program of research and dialogue designed to help leading decision-makers chart a policy course to improve Canada’s standard of living and position within North America and the world (completed in 2007).

Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education (SPSE)

The centre is a multi-year initiative to address the advanced skills and education challenges facing Canada today.

National Immigration Centre (NIC)

The Centre is a multi-year initiative to develop a national immigration action plan to help improve Canada’s immigration system.

Professional Development Institute (PDI)

The institute is a premier education destination delivering first class learning experiences for business and government professionals to develop new skills, improve their job performance, and advance their careers.