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Recent releases

Modelling the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide, with almost 18 million reported deaths in 2016. This series of issue briefings models the financial and health burdens of cardiovascular disease in several countries.

Online experience  |  3-min read
January 12, 2021

Insights into colorectal cancer care pathways in Ontario and Quebec

The Conference Board of Canada is examining colorectal cancer care (CRC) pathways in Ontario and Quebec to understand how to align provincial guidelines, existing pathways for patient care, and a value-based model of healthcare for these patients. Patient care pathways are multidisciplinary stepped-care plans founded on evidence-based clinical guidelines and expert consensus.

Commentary  |  4-min read
December 16, 2020

Finding balance

The Canadian Beverage Association is trying to help Canadians consume fewer calories from non-alcoholic/non-dairy liquid refreshment beverages (LRBs). The association hopes to reduce the average number of LRB calories each person consumes. Since 2014, the average number of calories Canadians consume from LRBs in a day has fallen.

Online experience  |  8-min read
December 11, 2020

Moving to Action: Implementing WSPS’ Mental Harm Prevention Roadmap

In partnership with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS), The Conference Board of Canada developed a Mental Harm Prevention Roadmap. The Roadmap was created using an evidence-based approach to assist employers in supporting employees to achieve their psychological health and safety goals and is expected to evolve over time.

Primer  |  20-min read
December 8, 2020

A new mental harm prevention road map for Canada

COVID-19 has shone a light on mental health in Canada and challenged employers to focus more on supporting employees’ through this challenging time. Organizations large and small often do not fully grasp how to support employees with their mental health needs.

Commentary  |  3-min read
December 8, 2020

What’s the Access? Disease-Modifying Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis poses a significant economic burden—on those living with MS, our health care systems, the Canadian economy, and broader society. Although they are not a cure for MS, disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) are a type of medication that help reduce disease activity.

Online experience  |  8-min read
December 3, 2020

Upcoming events

The Mental Health Gap

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on heath care systems and economies across the globe. This unprecedented uncertainty requires organizations to move from simply being aware of the importance of mental health to taking specific action for building psychologically safe workplaces. As more organizations work to implement mental health and wellness strategies to help their employees and their businesses thrive … how do we ensure these investments really work?

March 30–April 1, 2021  |  Virtual

Virtual Mental Health Training

Mental Health training is an essential component of any wellness strategy, but what exactly is mental health training? When reviewing mental health training options, some questions to consider include: has the course been evaluated and is it right for you? Join Mental Health Commission of Canada, Training and Delivery Specialists for The Working Mind, and mental Health First Aid to discuss mental health training options.

Free webinar
April 27, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET  |  Virtual

Featured researcher

Monika Slovinec D’Angelo

Monika Slovinec D’Angelo

Director, Health

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Executive Councils & Research Centres

Cost of chronic conditions

This estimate, in partnership with Heath Solutions by Shoppers Drug Mart, is powered by a cost model developed by The Conference Board of Canada. It calculates the annual aggregated costs related to common chronic conditions in the workplace (depression, anxiety disorder, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, and obesity).


Custom Research

Address questions or evaluations about workplace health and safety, and health care innovation.

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