The Conference Board of Canada

Council of Chief Information Officers

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The role of Chief Information Officer has transformed in recent years.

Investing in the latest technology doesn’t guarantee success on its own.

How will you lead your organization through massive digital change?

The Conference Board of Canada’s Council of Chief Information Officers (CCIO) helps members discover how CIOs are advancing their organizations in the new digital economy.

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Who should join?

CCIO is for senior leaders responsible for managing their organization’s information technology.

Members are committed to enhancing their practices—and their organizations’ performance—through our peer-to-peer networking, professional development opportunities, and research services.

Key objectives

  • To be a place where peers support each other and exchange experiences, knowledge, and ideas about information technology and information management
  • To challenge members to a higher level of thinking by stimulating discussion on issues and concerns in the field
  • To be a sounding board for research projects that the Conference Board may undertake

Benefits of membership


Access an exclusive, independent network of senior information executives from major public and private sector organizations.


Discover how other leading-edge organizations are managing the challenge of change.


Exchange views on the issues facing corporate management in a relaxed, forthright, and interactive manner.


Access knowledge from invited Canadian and foreign experts.

I’m excited to be a part of an organization whose focus is Canada first! The Council acts as a forum for industry experts, encouraging debates and sharing knowledge. Through this collaborative approach, members play a key role in furthering the Council’s mandate and supporting the growth of Canada’s businesses and global economic footprint.


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Current members

  • Alberta Pensions Services Corporation
  • British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canadian Internet Registration Authority
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Company
  • Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
  • Cogeco Communications
  • Consultation - Mediation K.J.
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Export Development Canada
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • G3 Canada Limited
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada
  • High Liner Foods Inc.
  • Irving Oil Limited
  • J.D. Irving Limited
  • Nunavut Department of Community and Government Services
  • PwC Management Services LP
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • TELUS Communications Inc.
  • The Conference Board of Canada
  • Toronto Catholic District School Board

Member activity

Next session

November 2 & 3, 2022
Theme: Cloud and Distributed Work Model
Calgary, Alberta

Previous sessions

May 11, 2022

  • Shawn Gervais, Vice-President, Foresight & Talent Development, Digital Technology Supercluster
  • Jane Goodyer, Dean, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University
  • Alison Evans Adnani, Senior Program Lead, Dev Degree, Shopify
  • Daniel Hebert, Vice-President, IT Group Lead Business Development Bank of Canada

February 16, 2022
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  • Sanjay Pathak, Partner and National Leader, Technology Strategy and Digital Transformation, KPMG
  • Rex Lee, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
  • Joel Thomson, Economist, The Conference Board of Canada

Recent themes

  • Business Led IT
  • Emerging Cyber Security Threats
  • Digitalization and the War for Talent

Recent releases and events

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Surveying Automation Trends in Canada Major Forces 2022

Major forces are the trends that shape our world. They push our societies, businesses, and governments to recalibrate their decisions and pursue the opportunities they provide. For example, major forces such as climate change force businesses to become more sustainable, and an aging workforce requires governments to find creative solutions to social safety net challenges.

Issue briefing  |  22-min read
May 3, 2022

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Lessons From the Nordic Innovation Study Tour

Innovation is important at the firm level, as organizations that innovate successfully enhance their competitiveness and position themselves for growth. Canada exhibits relatively weak innovation performance, while Nordic countries are recognized as global innovation leaders. Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway all outperform Canada on The Conference Board of Canada’s Innovation Report Card, which examines various indicators of innovation capacity, activity, and results. This has been the case for several years.

Impact paper  |  30-min read
March 28, 2022

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Strengthening Canada’s Digital Defences

The cyber threat landscape continues to evolve, with Canadian organizations getting attacked every single day. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have accelerated their digital transformation. However, the perimeters of Canada’s organizations have changed drastically, thereby increasing their risk profiles. For this reason, cybersecurity must not become an afterthought.

Impact paper  |  34-min read
March 23, 2022

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Council of Chief Information Officers

Discover how leading-edge private and public sector CIOs are addressing emerging challenges and building strategic advantage through IT.

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For more information, or to arrange for a guest invitation to attend one of our meetings, please contact our team.