Executive Councils

Make lasting connections.

By invite only, our councils bring together multi-sectoral Canadian thought leaders in a confidential, closed-door setting. Connect with peers from the public and private sectors, as well as academia and not-for-profit, and build your strategic network.

Our self-governed and vendor-free environment allows for candid sharing of leading and next practices. Multiple lenses on topics of mutual interest and concern create unparalleled peer-to-peer learning for members and enable discussions to narrow in on mutual interests and common challenges.

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Recognizing the strong need to collaborate with colleagues in other organizations who are committed to leveraging diversity and inclusion, we have found the Council for Inclusive Work Environments to be an excellent forum for dialogue, learning, and sharing best practices.

Norma Tombari, Director, Global Diversity, RBC

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Human resources
Compensation Research Centre


Gain the insights to develop and execute effective total rewards practices. Enhance your organization’s competitive position through meetings, research, and customized information services.

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Leadership
Corporate Ethics Management Council


Organizations want a culture of integrity. This is the only national forum in Canada designed to help you keep track of the latest thinking on ethics and compliance.

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Sustainability
Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Council


Join solution-based conversations that will help you develop, improve, and deliver effective corporate responsibility and sustainability strategies and programs.

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Indigenous & Northern Communities
Corporate–Indigenous Relations Council


Drive success and prosperity for industry, public sector organizations, and Indigenous communities and businesses by learning how to create and leverage equitable, productive, and collaborative corporate-Indigenous relations.

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Innovation & Technology
Council for Chief Data and Analytics Officers


Join other senior executives who are thinking about the same issues as you. Learn how your organization can become more dynamic and competitive in your use of data analytics.

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Innovation & Technology
Council for Chief Privacy Officers


Stay ahead of critical privacy issues. Share and compare best practices with other senior privacy executives from major organizations across a variety of industry sectors.

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Innovation & Technology
Council for Innovation and Commercialization


Canada’s economy is not living up to its potential to innovate. This council works to better understand and address why, while also providing executives with the contacts, concepts, tools, and learning experience to improve innovation performance.

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Health
Council for Safe Workplaces


Guide the research that will improve your ability to respond to health and safety concerns. Access our members-only website and grow your professional network of senior leaders in health and safety.

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Innovation & Technology
Council of Chief Information Officers


Investment in technology does not automatically guarantee success. Discover how other CIOs in public and private sector organizations are managing information technology and information management challenges and opportunities.

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Human Resources
Councils of HR Executives (East/West)


Since 1975, senior HR leaders have convened here to explore the trends and issues critical to future success. Meet with your peers in an exclusive forum and hear from today’s thought leaders.

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Human Resources
Council of Labour Relations Executives


Enhance organizational effectiveness by connecting with other labour relations professionals. Get support in identifying and responding to the specific labour relations needs of your organization, and get a strong grasp of the major themes and trends influencing collective bargaining in Canada.

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Education & Skills
Council of University Executives

Build your network of education leaders from across the country. Obtain fresh insights and strategies, and avoid costly mistakes when addressing the unique challenges faced by universities.

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Innovation & Technology
Council on Emergency Management


Maximize your organization’s resiliency. Designed for those accountable for crisis and emergency management, this council focuses on strategic issues and practices related to emergency management and business continuity.

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Inclusion
Council for Inclusive Work Environments


Learn how you can develop and improve strategies to maximize the value of your workforce. Attract and leverage diverse talent while creating a truly inclusive culture.

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Health
Council on Workplace Health and Wellness


Learn the smart ways to manage workplace health. Improve your organization’s performance by building your knowledge and competencies in workplace health, safety, and wellness.

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Innovation & Technology
Council for Cyber and Business Security


In today’s modern workplace, the threat of cyber attack is virtually inevitable. Build your resiliency through this multi-sector, non-partisan forum. Exchange strategic information and insights, discuss emerging threats, and establish partnerships to advance your expertise.

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Innovation & Technology
Strategic Risk Council


Develop, implement and sustain an enterprise-wide risk management process. Gain strategic insights into improving operational efficiency and stakeholder returns.

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The Council on Corporate Aboriginal Relations is one of the best forums I have the opportunity to participate in, and it provides a lot of value to my organization. The meetings provide a unique opportunity to thoughtfully and candidly discuss cutting-edge ideas and practical issues with business, government, and indigenous leaders from across the country.

Justin Huston, Chief Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs

Councils during COVID-19

The Conference Board of Canada continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and take advice and recommendations from the relevant authorities as it pertains to health and safety. The well-being of our staff, members and meeting attendees remains our primary concern.

As such, in-person council meetings have been converted to virtual experiences at this time. We continue to deliver highly relevant content and learning opportunities, as well as regular opportunities to connect with your peers. We remain committed to delivering the value members expect through these extraordinary circumstances and new world that we collectively find ourselves in.

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