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Leadership and Human Resources Research

The Conference Board of Canada’s Leadership and Human Resources Research division provides clients with relevant and timely, independent, evidence-based, applied research with a Canadian perspective on trends in human resources management. 


The Conference Board of Canada is the foremost independent, evidence-based, applied research organization in Canada. Our research and services are fact based and provide the foundation to the following practice areas:

Custom Research and Advisory Services

In addition to the research reports and outlooks that form the foundation of our leadership and human resources research services we also offer custom research and advisory services in all of our research topic areas. Should you have inquires for custom research projects please contact us directly. You will find the contacts for all the above topic areas above.

Executive Networks

The Leadership and Human Resources Research team runs several executive networks which are uniquely positioned together HR leaders across the country in a range of industries, sectors with similar functional roles in valuable closed-door discussions. These networks then become the largest member based advisory boards in Canada.


The Leadership and Human Resources Research team convenes industry practitioners and thought leaders in a variety of event styles delivered across Canada to share emerging theories and lessons learned in our evidence-based research across all our Human Resources research topic areas.


The Leadership and Human Resources Research team has additional resources available in our human resources, total rewards, labour relations, benefits, wellness, and leadership research.

Accessible Employment Practices

Accessible workplaces and employment practices that support people with disabilities are an emerging priority as our population ages and employers seek new sources of skilled, highly motivated employees. The Leadership and Human Resources Research team has developed a website of resources for accessible employment practices in partnership with the Government of Ontario.

The website contains educational material and resources to help you and your organization create an accessible and inclusive workplace for people with disabilities. We encourage you to visit it on a regular basis and use it as a resource, as we will be continually updating and adding material.

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Custom Research

Contact the lead Director to discuss custom research in:

Women in Leadership

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Select HR programs have been pre-approved by the HRPA for re-certification credits. Please view individual programs for more information.

HRReporter Readers Choice Award

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