We are dedicated to building a better future for Canadians by making our economy and society more dynamic and competitive. The foremost independent, evidence-based, not-for-profit applied research organization in Canada. We are objective, independent and evidence-based. We do not lobby for specific interests. Funded exclusively through the fees we charge for services to the private and public sectors. Experts in: Conducting, publishing, and disseminating research; Forecasting and economic analysis; Helping people network; Running conferences; Developing individual leadership skills; Building organizational capacity. Specialists in economic trends, as well as organizational performance and public policy issues. Not a government department or agency, although we are often hired to provide services for all levels of government. Independent from, but affiliated with, The Conference Board, Inc. of New York, which serves nearly 2,000 companies in 60 nations and has offices in Brussels and Hong Kong.