The Conference Board of Canada

Compensation Research Centre

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Organizations are evolving.

So are employees’ expectations.

Is your organization keeping up?

Give your workplace the edge. The Compensation Research Centre (CRC) brings together senior leaders in total rewards, compensation, and benefits from across Canada. Membership gives you access to high-calibre research, benchmarking surveys, confidential meetings, and networking—a must for senior compensation and total rewards executives.

Make your organization a magnet for the best and brightest talent. Become a CRC member today.

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Who should join?

Senior compensation and total rewards executives who have overall responsibility for total rewards, compensation strategy, benefits, and policy in their organizations.

Key objectives

  • Help members stay ahead of compensation trends with access to our research
  • Engage members in a network of leaders from some of the largest organizations in Canada
  • Share member-driven insights from today’s leaders in total rewards

Benefits of membership


Connect with your peers in a confidential forum to discuss ideas and share expertise. Hear perspectives across a wide variety of industries and in both private and public sectors.


Find answers. Discover best practices through member surveys, information requests and our confidential member sessions.


Your organization has unique needs. Access all Conference Board compensation and benefits reports, as well as our research team for customized research services.


Gain insights from the collective expertise of key thought leaders and a trusted network of your peers.

Current members

  • Air Canada
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Alberta Public Service Commission
  • Alectra Utilities Corporation
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bell Canada
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Canada Lands Company Limited
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Canada Post Corporation
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • Canadian National Railway Company
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Company
  • Capital Power Corporation
  • City of Barrie
  • City of Saskatoon
  • CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC.
  • Cogeco Cable Inc.
  • Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan
  • CSA Group
  • Dynacare
  • Enbridge
  • EPCOR Utilities Inc.
  • Export Development Canada
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • First West Credit Union
  • Gallagher
  • GE Canada
  • Government of Saskatchewan
  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Hydro-Québec
  • Imperial
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
  • J.D. Irving Limited
  • Lockheed Martin UK Ltd
  • Lundin Mining Corporation
  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
  • Mercer
  • Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada
  • Ontario Power Generation Inc.
  • PepsiCo Canada
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Shell Canada Limited
  • Strathcona County
  • Suncor Energy Inc.
  • TELUS Communications Inc.
  • The Conference Board of Canada
  • The Ledcor Group of Companies
  • The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
  • Trans Mountain Canada Inc.
  • TransAlta Corporation
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Vale
  • Walmart Canada Corp.
  • WestRock Company of Canada Inc.
  • WorkSafeNB
  • WTW

There are three things [about CRC] that strike me: the high calibre of companies and individuals who choose to participate; the open sharing and discussion of topical issues and practical solutions to real problems with acknowledged experts; and the professional network that can be developed to offer year-round support outside of formal meetings.

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Member activity

Next session

October 13-14, 2022

Theme: 2023 Outlook 

  • Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
  •  Liz Marcil, Senior Research Associate, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Francois Pinsonnault and Marie-Christine Dery, Bell Canada
  • Chris Lee, Vice President, Gallagher
  • Tom Moutsatsos, Partner, Hick Morley
  • Allison Griffiths, Partner, Mercer
  • Denise Gallant, Director Executive Compensation, J.D. Irving
  • Carolyn Byer, Head of Human Resources, Microsoft Canada
  • Gisele LeBlanc, Senior Manager Compensation CMHC

Previous sessions

June 1-2, 2022

Theme: The Evolving Workforce

  • Sarah McVanel, International Recognition and Culture Speaker, Greatness Magnified
  • Nicole Tomassetti, Director Talent Attraction; Noorin Mizuyabu, Manager, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Talent Attraction; Jade Psutka, Manager Indigenous Enablement and Talent Attraction for KPMG
  • Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Allison Griffiths, Partner; Nicole Stewart, Principal, Mercer
  • Camille Dundas, Editor -in-Chief,, Keynote Speaker and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant

February 9-10, 2022

Theme: Benefits and Pensions 

  • Marie-Josée Le Blanc, Partner and Innovation Leader, Mercer
  • Julia Graham, Vice President, Disability Management Services, and Adrianna Stuart-Hagge, Associate Vice President Benefits and Health, Gallagher
  • David Morton, Senior Director, Retirement and Charles-Éric Martineau, Senior Associate, Willis Towers Watson
  • Paul Krismer, Certified Executive Coach, Happiness Experts Company

Recent themes

  • The Evolving Workforce
  • Benefits and Pensions
  • Outlook for 2022

Recent releases and events

Free for members
Canadian Human Resources Metrics Benchmarking

Build and refine your Human Resources practices for managing your teams. Understand the current business environment, and know what’s changing. Our data from across Canadian industries and regions will help you see where you excel and where you can grow.

Online experience  |  8-min read
September 1, 2022

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C-Suite Challenge: Attracting and Retaining Talent Through Global Volatility

Organizations planning to return to the office full-time need to understand that their employees may have a different agenda and that it may impact the organization’s ability to attract and retain talent. Overwhelming research shows that many employees who have been working from home for the past two years do not want, and are not willing, to return to the office full-time.

Issue briefing  |  7-min read
August 11, 2022

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C-Suite Challenge: Canadian Leadership Perceptions on Hybrid Work

After two years of working remotely, many workers are reluctant to return to the office full-time, with most demanding at least some flexibility in where and when they work. As public health measures begin to lift, many employers are beginning to design and implement their return-to-the-office policies, with many choosing or considering a hybrid work model.

Issue briefing  |  9-min read
April 13, 2022

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