Economic Trends 

Photo of a hand holding Toronto's financial district in its palmGrowing Financial Services Headquarters
Transportation infrastructure is key in attracting financial headquarters to Toronto.

Head-on photo of a passenger jet taking off from a runwayCanada’s Air Transportation Industry
Surcharges and higher airfares are not discouraging Canadians from flying.

Photo of a roll of Canadian hundred dollar billsRestoring Ottawa’s Fiscal Health
Each year, approximately $100 billion leaks out of the government’s revenue system.

Organizational Performance 

Photo of a hand writing Plan C on a white boardLearning to Fail Well
Canadians need to develop a healthier attitude towards failure.

Photo looking down onto business people working around a table and looking up to the cameraToday’s Chief Operating Officer
The evolving role of today’s COO is often misunderstood.

Photo of woman at desk holding lower backDo Your Employees Sit Too Much?
One way employers can make their workforce healthier is by “breaking up their day.”

Public Policy 

Photo of a stethoscope and piggy bankHealth Costs in Retirement
Canadians are concerned on whether they can cover some senior care costs out of their own pockets.

Photo of a a group of people connected by dots and lines communicating via social medaiTerrorism in the Virtual World
To beat terrorists online, let’s raise our social media game.

Photo of a crumpled balls of paper surrounding a drawing of a lightbulbTo Succeed, We Need to Learn from Failure
Are we missing out by not building a better understanding of our failures in innovation?


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Sep 30HR West 2014: The Next Generation of HR
Sep 30-Oct 2 | Vancouver

Oct 1Intergovernmental Forum on Risk Management 2014
Oct 1-2 | Ottawa

Oct 6HR 2014: The Next Generation of HR
Oct 6-7 | Toronto



Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
August 2014, CBoC

Help Wanted
July 2014, CBoC

Employment, Canada
August 2014, CANSIM

Special Initiatives

Leadership Development

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.

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.

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.

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