Economics 

The Issues to Watch in 2019 Op-Ed
To assess where Canada’s economy is likely to land in 2019, here are five issues to follow.

Canadian Outlook Winter 2019 Report
Canadian economic growth is easing. Growth is projected to drop to 1.9 per cent in 2019.

Index of Consumer Confidence Report
This will likely be a year of belt tightening for consumers.

The Quick Take Insights
On-the-spot analysis on key developments involving and impacting the Canadian economy.

Organizational Performance 

Do You Need a Mentor or a Coach? Op-Ed
A mentor and a coach can both  help career advancement, but they are not the same thing.

Benchmarking Diversity and Inclusion Report
A gap exists between the intentions and actions when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

Workplace Culture Op-Ed
Why do some organizations struggle to build their desired culture?

Compensation Planning Report
Higher salary increases expected for Canadian workers in 2019.

Public Policy

A Clean Energy Growth Economy Briefing
New eight-part series about financing the transition to a clean energy growth economy.

Which Canadian Province Welcomes the Most Immigrants? Blog
The answer may surprise you.

3D-Printed Homes in the Canadian North Report
The first from our Cool Ideas series, exploring 3D-printed homes in Canada’s North.

National Pharmacare Report
A primer for understanding some of the different options for national pharmacare in Canada.

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Chart showing the growth in real productive stock of capital

The Canadian economy is facing headwinds on several fronts. We expect Canada’s GDP to advance by 2.1 per cent in 2018 but growth is projected to drop to 1.9 per cent in 2019. (January 2)

Interview

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Chief Economist Pedro Antunes joined Don Martin on CTV Power Play on Tuesday, January 15 to discuss the impact on tourism of China’s recent travel advisory for Canada. Watch the interview here. (Interview starts at 05:05.)

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Chart showing the growth in real productive stock of capital

Many organizations are not sure if they can even describe their workplaces as diverse or inclusive. A surprising number of respondents to our 2017 survey of 228 senior HR and diversity and inclusion professionals were neutral on whether their organization is diverse (31 per cent) or inclusive (39 per cent). (January 16)


Data

Consumer Confidence
December 2018, CBoC
11.2

Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
December 2018, CBoC
0.03

Employment, Canada
December 2018, CANSIM
9,300

Leadership Development

The Directors College
Canada’s gold standard in board director education, leading to a McMaster University designation.

The Niagara Institute
High-impact leadership development solutions for individuals, teams, and organizations.

Courses and Workshops

Delivering first class learning opportunities such as courses and workshops for business and government professionals to develop new skills, improve their job performance, and advance their careers.