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Achieving Equity: How Finance Professionals Can Drive Change in D&I

Free webinar: Apr 15, 2021 at 11 p.m. ET |  Virtual

Virtual Mental Health Training: Do’s, Don’ts, Please Don’ts and Must Do’s

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Integrated Models of Care in the Age of COVID

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Latest Research

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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

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Canada adds 303,100 jobs in March, but dark clouds are on the horizon

The labour force survey brings news of employment growth across Canada, pushing the unemployment rate to a new low since the onset of the pandemic. Notable employment gains in the retail sector and in Ontario fueled the jobs recovery in March.

Quick take  |  4-min read
April 9, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Canada’s Clean Energy Growth Economy Indicators

The CEGE Indicator Platform is an interactive online dashboard to monitor our progress toward a clean energy growth economy. Over the next four years, we will track the movement of specific economic indicators under three themes: economy, environment, and society.

Online experience  |  45-min read
March 29, 2021
Focus Area—Sustainability

Labour Relations Outlook 2021

How do you bargain during a pandemic? And what are others doing? This outlook informs labour leaders, management, and policy-makers about 2021’s unique negotiating environment and the issues that will shape it. Our Labour Relations Outlook will be released in two parts this year—a Conference Board first.

Online experience  |  8-min read
March 25, 2021
Focus Area—Human Resources