Economic Trends 

Motor Vehicle Production Stuck In First Gear
Canadian part manufacturers feeling effects of lower vehicle production levels.

Weak Dollar Gives Wood Exporters Competitive Edge
Pre-tax profits in Canada’s wood products industry projected to reach $1.5 billion in 2016.

Increase in Visitors in 2016
A favourable exchange rate and low gas prices will make Canada an attractive destination for travellers in 2016.

Organizational Performance 

Three Amigos
Trilateral partnerships in higher education, innovation, and research are key to North’s America’s competitiveness.

Coping Skills and Productivity
What is the relationship between happy employees, coping skills, and employee productivity?

Brexit’s Impact on Higher Education in the UK
A Brexit would have some detrimental effects on the U.K.’s higher education system.

Public Policy 

Information and Intelligence Sharing in Canada
Information and intelligence sharing is repeatedly identified as needing improvement.

Improving Privacy Policy and Data Protection In Canada
New Centre and research to focus on cyber security policy.

Understanding Active Shooter Incidents
They differ widely in who they are, what motivates them, and how their actions unfold.


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Glen Hodgson discusses the economic impacts of Brexit on BNN.


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Marie-Christine Bernard discute des prévisions économiques de l’Alberta sur les ondes d’ICI Radio-Canada.


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Matthew Stewart explains how lack of business investment could derail Canada’s economic growth.


Employment, Canada
May 2016, CANSIM

Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
May 2016, CBoC

Consumer Confidence
April 2016, CBoC

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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