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School-Based Meal Programs for All Canadian Children

As students head back to school this fall, only some will have the benefit of a good meal program. Canada is the only G8 country without a national school-based feeding program. In a new report from our Centre for Food in Canada, the Conference Board recommends that all schools in all provinces and territories should provide meal programs to help alleviate student hunger and poor nutrition and to support performance at school.

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Welcome to the First Edition of the CBoC Newsletter

Enjoy the first edition of The Conference Board of Canada’s new monthly newsletter, which also showcases our fresh new look. Read highlights from recent research, make use of helpful tools, and learn about a variety of topics from our experts. Our insights are helping to build a stronger Canada.

Canadian Productivity: Worse Than We Thought

For three decades, growth in Canadian labour productivity has lagged behind productivity growth in the United States and other major countries. A recent Statistics Canada update on productivity data has revealed the problem has gotten even worse.

Looming Skills Shortage Threatening Ontario’s Future

Ontario is losing as much as $24.3 billion in economic activity and $3.7 billion in provincial tax revenues annually because employers cannot find people with the skills they need to innovate and grow in today’s economy.

Free Tool: Profiting From Innovation Via Commercialization Skills

Entrepreneurs and business operators need specific skill sets to turn innovative ideas into commercially viable products and services. The Conference Board of Canada’s free online Commercialization Skills Profile identifies talents needed to cash in on creative ideas.

A Decade of Training Directors

The Directors College, a joint venture of The Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton, is celebrating 10 years of educating directors. Dr. Chris Bart, Principal and Lead Professor, describes the original purpose of the university-accredited program and the impact of The Director’s College during its first 10 years.

Defining the Future of Post-Secondary Education in Canada

The Conference Board has launched the Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education (SPSE). The centre is a major, five-year initiative that will examine the advanced skills and education challenges facing Canada today.


CBoC Highlights

Mario Lefebvre, Director, Centre for Municipal Studies at The Conference Board of Canada, discussed Canada’s condo market on CBC’s The Lang and O’Leary Exchange on August 28.

David Stewart-Patterson, Vice-President, Public Policy, discussed the future of Canada Post on CTV News Montreal on August 15.



In This Issue

  • School-Based Meal Programs for All Canadian Children
  • Welcome to the First Edition of the CBoC Newsletter
  • Canadian Productivity: Worse Than We Thought
  • Looming Skills Shortage Threatening Ontario’s Future
  • Free Tool: Profiting From Innovation Via Commercialization Skills
  • A Decade of Training Directors
  • Defining the Future of Post-Secondary Education in Canada

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