We are the foremost independent, applied research organization in Canada. We deliver unique insights into Canada’s toughest problems.

Like other knowledge-based organizations, The Conference Board of Canada has shifted to a remote workforce. Through outstanding collaboration and a true focus on our customers, we’re proud to say we have embraced this transition. As a remote-based organization, we’ll no longer require a permanent office location. We will therefore be selling our building at 255 Smyth Road in Ottawa.

This change is exciting. It will continue to position us as a beacon for Canada’s brightest minds and as the country’s leading independent applied research organization.

Latest Research

Economy continues to add jobs, but many remain lost

Canada’s economy continues to recover, as indicated by the 418,500 jobs created in July. However, the increase is less than June, suggesting the initial bounce-back is now behind us.

Quick take  |  4-min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Compensation planning during uncertain times

With all the workplace disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, executives, managers, and human resources professionals will face challenges in determining salary increases and bonuses.

Blog  |  3-min read
Focus Area—Human Resources

Hydrogen is back—but will it break through?

Hydrogen is the fuel for a zero-emissions world. We’ve heard that before and it hasn’t happened. For a breakthrough, innovative and sustainable forms of hydrogen supply, in targeted end-uses, must lead the way.

Commentary  |  3-min read
Focus Area—Sustainability

Economy Collapses, but Recovery in Sight: U.S. Outlook Economic Forecast

The U.S. economy is starting to emerge from the devastation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. While we estimate that real GDP dropped by more than 30 per cent in the second quarter of this year, most of the damage occurred in April, and there are signs that the economy started to turn around in May.

Impact paper  |  30-min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics