Economic Trends 

Tough Year Ahead for Oil and Natural Gas Extraction
Industries expected to be in the red again this year.

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Price Strategy
How much longer will Saudi Arabia let its oil-price strategy fail?

High Value Skills | Version française
Demand for high-value skills will grow as businesses aim to boost productivity.

Organizational Performance 

HR Trends and Metrics 2016: Take the Survey
A national survey of human resources practices and organizational metrics.

School Within a College (SWAC) Program
How Ontario transitions struggling high school students into college-ready learners.

Re-engaging At-Risk Students
New Zealand offers innovative approaches for engaging struggling high school students.

Public Policy 

An Innovation Agenda
Four things for Ottawa to keep in mind as consultation on innovation unfolds.

Canada’s Emission of Air Pollutants
Despite our image of a pristine natural setting, Canada is among the biggest air polluters.

Cyber Security, Trust, and Health Care
Cyber security needs to be a key consideration in health care funding.

Interactive Chart

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Our new interactive chart shows how Canada’s aging population will impact health care spending, employment, and caregivers needed by province.


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Louis Thériault explains why Canada receives a “D” grade in our new environment report card on CBC’s “The Exchange.”

Special Projects

How Canada Performs
A Report Card on Canada—Assesses Canada’s quality of life compared to that of its peer countries.

Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education
The centre is a multi-year initiative to address the advanced skills and education challenges facing Canada today.

Centre for Business Innovation
This Centre is a five-year initiative to help bring about major improvements in firm-level business innovation in Canada.

Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care
This Centre will provide insightful, forward-looking, quantitative analysis of the sustainability of the health-care system.

Centre for Food in Canada
Food impacts Canadians in an extraordinary range of ways. It affects our lives, our health, our jobs, and our economy.

Centre on Tax Analysis, Fiscal Incentives, and Competitiveness
This Centre provides credible, leading-edge quantitative research on all aspects of the Canadian system of taxation and fiscal incentives.

L’Institut du Québec
Est le fruit d’un partenariat entre le Conference Board du Canada et HEC Montréal visant à fournir au Québec des solutions novatrices.

Canadian Transition Energy Initiative
Engaging major stakeholders to improve our energy system and create an actionable transition energy road map for Canada.

Accessible Employment Practices
This website contains resources to help your organization meet the Employment Standards under the AODA.

Centre for the North
This Centre is part of the Northern and Aboriginal policy group that provides insights and research into Northern and Aboriginal challenges and issues.

Saskatchewan Institute
This Institute is a multi-year initiative that will focus exclusively on issues relevant to Saskatchewan.

Global Commerce Centre
The Centre helps leaders respond effectively to the rapidly changing global business operating environment.

National Immigration Centre
The Centre is a multi-year initiative to develop a national immigration action plan to help improve Canada’s immigration system.

Leadership Development

The Directors College
Canada’s gold standard in board director education, leading to a McMaster University designation.

The Niagara Institute
High-impact leadership development solutions for individuals, teams, and organizations.

Professional Development Institute

Premier education destination delivering first class learning opportunities such as courses and workshops for business and government professionals to develop new skills, improve their job performance, and advance their careers.

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