Human Resources

The Conference Board of Canada is a trusted source of evidence-based human capital research and development. Through a combination of timely and relevant data, insights, trends, analysis and peer-to-peer learning, we help leaders enhance their organizations’ strategic and competitive position as they develop and execute HR plans—and build the future of our country.

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Recent Reports

Using evidence for better informed decisions: Resources for Canadian human resource leaders

A playbook to help senior human resources leaders—and their teams—understand the value of using evidence to make decisions in the age of digital HR. Learn how HR can generate and use evidence—including HR analytics—to support decision-making across the whole organization.

Report and Curriculum

Acting on the Cannabis Act

More than a year after receiving royal assent, the ripple effects of the Cannabis Act are still being felt. With the world watching, and without clear direction, Canadian businesses are leading the way forward by...

Report—32 pages

Legalized.  Now What?

After recreational cannabis legalization, we're learning how to navigate uncharted waters.


Fit for duty: Alcohol and drug testing in Canadian workplaces

More Canadians tried cannabis in 2019 than ever before. Beyond this, over half a million current cannabis users acknowledge they have consumed cannabis before or during work—an unsettling finding for those organizations operating in safety-sensitive environments.

Report—30 pages

Employee Benefits Benchmarking in Canada

Benchmark yourself against your peers on employer-sponsored benefits programs.

Report—116 pages

Looking Ahead: The Future of Retirement Savings and Pension Plans 

Pressing challenges such as shifting demographics and the rise of the gig economy are pushing human resources (HR) professionals to consider new ways of offering retirement savings and pension plans...

Report - 20 pages

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Upcoming events

Labour relations outlook webinar: Where are we headed in 2020?

What are the hot button issues that will affect Canadian labour relations in 2020? How will the Canadian economic outlook affect the labour landscape? And what challenges will rapid technology change, the gig economy and an ongoing labour shortage bring to the bargaining table?

Webinar—January 28, 2020

Corporate Culture 2020

Workplaces are changing faster than ever. Organizations need to closely examine their culture because it is integral to performance and talent attraction and retention.

February 6 | Toronto

Charting Progress: Navigating psychological safety in the workplace

Workplaces across Canada have built a business case for workplace mental health, only to meet challenges when it comes to making it a reality. It’s time to make workplace mental health a priority. Join our workshop and learn how to move from “best evidence” to “actionable strategy.”

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Mental Health in the Capital 2020

Disability claims for mental health issues have become a top concern for Canadian employers. Organizations have adopted mental wellness strategies to help employees thrive and to protect psychological safety … but how effective are these strategies?

March 31–April 1 | Ottawa

Featured Researcher

Monica Haberl

Senior Research Associate & Network Manager

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Custom Research

Human capital is an important investment. Stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly changing world.

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