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Latest Research

It’s time to move from good intentions to meaningful impact?

While some incremental progress has been made, there is no compelling evidence that voluntary “comply or explain” disclosure requirements have accelerated the entry of women into the boardrooms of companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Op-ed  |  4-min read
April 14, 2021
Focus Areas—Inclusion

Do Indigenous Entrepreneurs Have the Support They Need to Succeed?

While there are compelling reasons for pursuing entrepreneurship, Indigenous entrepreneurs in Northern or remote areas also face a host of barriers and challenges. Services are available, but do they provide the support that is needed?

Impact Paper  |  40-min read
April 15, 2021
Focus Area—Indigenous & Northern Communities

All on Board: Does Disclosure Help Create More Inclusive Boardrooms?

Canadian governments, corporate stakeholders, and advocacy organizations sought to use disclosure to accelerate women’s representation. Disclosure is a regulatory approach that requires companies to: (1) disclose the number of women on their boards and (2) disclose the efforts they have made (or not) to increase that representation.

Impact paper  |  30-min read
April 14, 2021
Focus Areas—Inclusion, Canadian Economics

Elderly people clasping hands
Helping Canadians navigate a changing job market

The global pandemic has hit Canada’s employment landscape hard and forced many Canadians to transition to new opportunities in search of stability. Many jobs in industries such as travel, hospitality and retail have temporarily vanished, causing tens of thousands of people to look for new employment opportunities. Helping Canadians adapt to these very real and accelerating changes in their careers is a central challenge in how we envision a future of shared prosperity in Canada.

Op-ed  |  3-min read
April 9, 2021
Focus Area—Education&Skills