The Conference Board of Canada is the go-to source for facts on workplace inclusion in Canada. We take an empirical approach to helping organizations identify and solve key challenges. Our work helps leaders go beyond good intentions and stimulate experimentation, testing, and investments to make workplaces—and Canada—more inclusive.

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Recent Releases

Labour relations outlook 2020

Organizations are at their strongest when they understand what can be expected at the bargaining table. This report outlines employers’ and unions’ key priorities going into negotiations for 2020. It provides an outlook on the top issues parties will bring to the table, and suggests ways in which unions and employers can work together to face upcoming challenges head-on. 


All on board: Turning evidence into action for women’s leadership

The challenge: more women hold senior leadership positions in Canada now than ever before—but progress has been slow. Equitable, inclusive, and diverse leadership is not only good for business, it’s also the right thing to do. But the lack of women and members of other equity groups in senior leadership positions suggests we are failing to foster diverse and inclusive environments in Canadian workplaces.


Inclusive Workplaces Conference breakfast roundtable report-back

Dedicated advocates for workplace D&I gathered for a roundtable with Dr. Susan Black, President and CEO of The Conference Board of Canada, at the 2019 Inclusive Workplaces Conference. Participants represented organizations at varying stages of D&I implementation and identified certain challenges to advancing D&I efforts.


Measuring Up: Diversity & Inclusion

This snapshot provides diversity-related investments, policies, practices, and programs.

Report—48 pages

The Business Case for Supplier Diversity

Many women- and minority-owned businesses have difficulty accessing supply chains.

Report—34 pages

Future of Diversity & Inclusion

Despite recent success, current practices are insufficient. Leaders must be innovators.

Report—11 pages

Upcoming Events

Better Workplace Virtual Conference

The Better Workplace Conference 2020 will bring together thought leadership, case studies, and engaging discussions to address unique challenges and opportunities that are emerging for Canadian organizations.

October 26–30, 2020  |  Virtual

Featured Researcher

Maria Giammarco

Senior Research Associate

Executive Councils & Research Centres

A forum to help diversity professionals cultivate dynamic, inclusive cultures.


Custom Research

Get the latest insights into the diversity & inclusion issues organizations face today.

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