Toronto’s Global Financial Centre: Driving Economic Growth

Toronto’s financial centre is vital to the Canadian economy—providing jobs, growing GDP, and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises during the pandemic. The finance and insurance sector is one of the top industries when it comes to female representation. In 2020, 55 per cent of its total workforce identified as female.

Online experience  |  8-min read
May 4, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

It’s time to move from good intentions to meaningful impact

While some incremental progress has been made, there is no compelling evidence that voluntary “comply or explain” disclosure requirements have accelerated the entry of women into the boardrooms of companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Op-ed  |  4-min read
April 14, 2021
Focus Areas—Inclusion

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.

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Online experience |  8-min read
March 25, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics