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Resource Spotlight: The Conference Board of Canada

Do you know that the library subscribes to the Conference Board of Canada’s e-library? That means we have access to a huge number of research reports and economic studies on subjects like risk management, taxation, socio-economic performance, governance, human resources management, organizational excellence, and Canadian and provincial economic trends. You’ll often find CBoC reports being referred to in the media… their e-library is where you can find the full report!


A sampling of recent reports and studies include:

  • Employee Engagement: Leveraging the Science to Inspire Great Performance / The Conference Board of Canada, 142 pages, July 13, 2016 Report by Todd Armstrong, Ruth Wright
  • The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Voices from Asia / The Conference Board, Inc., 15 pages, July 13, 2016
  • 25 Truths about Corporate Communications / The Conference Board, Inc., 18 pages, July 7, 2016
  • Addressing Employee Absences: A Look at Absence Management in Canadian Organizations / The Conference Board of Canada, 38 pages, June 28, 2016
    Briefing by Nicole Stewart
  • The Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership / The Conference Board, Inc., 82 pages, June 16, 2016
  • Improving Access to Canadian Health Care: The Role of Tax Policies / The Conference Board of Canada, 78 pages, May 26, 2016 Report by Greg Sutherland, Thy Dinh, Alexandru Dobrescu
  • Strengthening Symbiosis: International Business and Innovation / The Conference Board of Canada, 61 pages, May 12, 2016 Report by Michael Grant
  • DNA of Engagement: How Organizations Build and Sustain Highly Engaging Leaders / The Conference Board, Inc., 111 pages, March 21, 2016

Access the full e-library here: Conference Board of Canada e-Library


Search, or browse by topic: Economic Trends, Organizational Performance, Public Policy


Resource Spotlight: Conference Board of Canada

We have recently re-subscribed to the Conference Board of Canada e-library. If you are not familiar with CBoC, you might want to take a look at some of their resources if you are interested in education, economic trends, human resources, risk management and trade policy in Canada. The Conference Board is a not-for-profit applied research organization. They publish research on the previous topics mentioned, as well as industry trends, travel and tourism, socioeconomic indicators and taxation.

Recent publications include:

Sustainability Matters 2014: How Sustainability Can Enhance Corporate Reputation

Learning and Development Outlook 2014: Strong Learning Organizations, Strong Leadership

Overcoming Barriers to Leadership for Young Women

Cultivating Opportunities: Canada’s Growing Appetite for Local Food

The Conference Board of Canada is a great place to look for information on the federal budget. You may often find newspaper sources referring to Conference Board reports– come take a look in their e-library to find access and download reports.

New research: corporate governance & board ethics

Conference Board of Canada has released some new research, available now through OC Library.

Two publications will be of interest to those researching corporate governance and board ethics:

Risk Watch: Thought Leadership in Risk and Governance—January 2012
“This tri-annual journal presents original articles by leading global thinkers and practitioners on risk management and corporate governance. ” – Conference Board of Canada

Ethics Issues and Programs: The Role of the Board
“This report, which is the first released by The Conference Board since 2004 on the subject of director engagement with ethics issues, documents board efforts to deal with the broadening scope of their ethics responsibilities.” – Conference Board of Canada

To access these Conference Board of Canada publications, and others, connect to the Conference Board of Canada e-Library here.

New CSR report

The Conference Board of Canada has released a new report that may of interest to those studying Corporate Social Responsibility, titled “The Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility.”

This report documents some of the potential bottom-line benefits to companies of being attentive to CSR: reducing cost and risk, gaining competitive advantage, developing and maintaining legitimacy and reputational capital, and achieving win-win outcomes. – Conference Board of Canada

To view/download this report, visit the Conference Board of Canada e-Library database, brought to you by OC Library.

New CSR and Tourism research

There are some new research publications now available from the Conference Board of Canada in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility and Tourism.

Access, view, and download these reports (just search the title) and others from the Conference Board of Canada’s e-Library, accessible through Okanagan College Library.

What Board Members Should Know About Communicating CSR

This report discusses what to communicate (i.e., message content) and where (i.e., message channel), as well as the major factors (internal and external to the organization) that affect the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility communication.

Travel Exclusive: Key Trends for the Travel Industry March-April 2011

Soaring oil prices will likely raise the cost of travel, and they may play a big role in future demand should they continue to climb.

Canada’s Accommodation Industry: Winter 2011
Tourism Demand: Foreign and domestic tourism demand have improved in the last year, despite the hike in the value of the Canadian dollar. Foreign demand, however, remains well below where it was a decade ago.

– Report summaries provided by the Conference Board of Canada

Federal budget response

The Conference Board of Canada has published its analysis of the 2011 federal budget.

For complete access to Conference Board of Canada publications, access the Conference Board of Canada e-Library.

New industry research

There’s some new industry research available from the Conference Board of Canada, including:

  • Canada’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry: Autumn 2010
  • Canada’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry: Industrial Outlook Autumn 2010
  • Canada’s Computer Systems Design Industry: Industrial Outlook Autumn 2010
  • Canada’s Wood Products Industry: Industrial Outlook Autumn 2010

To access these reports and others, connect to the OC Library’s subscription to the  Conference Board of Canada eLibrary and search by title/keyword (example: Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry)