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Like other knowledge-based organizations, The Conference Board of Canada has shifted to a remote workforce. Through outstanding collaboration and a true focus on our customers, we’re proud to say we have embraced this transition. As a remote-based organization, we’ll no longer require a permanent office location. We will therefore be selling our building at 255 Smyth Road in Ottawa.

This change is exciting. It will continue to position us as a beacon for Canada’s brightest minds and as the country’s leading independent applied research organization.

Latest Research

Economy Collapses, but Recovery in Sight: U.S. Outlook Economic Forecast

The U.S. economy is starting to emerge from the devastation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. While we estimate that real GDP dropped by more than 30 per cent in the second quarter of this year, most of the damage occurred in April, and there are signs that the economy started to turn around in May.

Impact paper  |  30-min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Index of consumer confidence: July 2020

Consumer confidence recovery slows in July as financial anxieties rise. The pace of recovery has decelerated from the two-digit increases observed over the past two months.

Online experience  |  3-min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Survey of forecasters: Summer 2020

Real GDP will plummet by 6.6 per cent this year due to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, activity will rebound next year, with the economy expected to expand by 5.7 per cent.

Online experience  |  3-min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

A Rising Tide: The Economic Impact of B.C.’s Liquified Natural Gas Industry

British Columbia is becoming the focal point of a new Canadian industry—liquefied natural gas. It will generate investment, growth, employment, taxes, and royalties for B.C., provinces and territories, and the federal government for decades to come.

Issue briefing  |  5-min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics