Michael Bassett

Director, Research Impact


Michael Basset is the Director Research Impact at The Conference Board of Canada. In this role, Michael works directly with researchers and economists to ensure that our research findings are having an impact. He is also the host of our Bright Future, Leadership Perspectives and Economics Matters podcast series. In over 10 years at the Board, Michael has contributed to numerous custom and public research projects in the areas of governance, ethics, risk management, family enterprise and Crown corporations.

Past Work Experience

Prior to joining the Board, Michael worked at the Ottawa-based Institute on Governance in the international development sector, for the BC government and at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C.

Academic Background

Master of Arts in Political Economy, Carleton University
Bachelor of Economics and Journalism (Honours), Carleton University
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January 24, 2023

In this annual report, we discuss The Conference Board of Canada’s impact key performance metrics. We share how we make an impact and why making an impact matters to us, as well as our awareness and value performance results for FY21–22. We make an impact when Canada’s leaders are aware of our work, value our research and expertise, and act on our insights.

Impact paper  •  30-min read