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In this show, The Conference Board of Canada brings you the connections that make us stronger as individuals, as organizations, and as a country. Hear from senior-level executives from our biggest institutions and leaders from Canada and around the world. For us, leader isn’t a title, it’s a way of acting in the world. You’ll hear leaders who are working to create a bright future. Since 1954, we have provided leaders and decision-makers with the economic analysis, applied research, data, networks, and events they need to solve Canada's most complex challenges. ©The Conference Board of Canada. All Rights Reserved.

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    • Business
    • 4.5 • 22 Ratings

In this show, The Conference Board of Canada brings you the connections that make us stronger as individuals, as organizations, and as a country. Hear from senior-level executives from our biggest institutions and leaders from Canada and around the world. For us, leader isn’t a title, it’s a way of acting in the world. You’ll hear leaders who are working to create a bright future. Since 1954, we have provided leaders and decision-makers with the economic analysis, applied research, data, networks, and events they need to solve Canada's most complex challenges. ©The Conference Board of Canada. All Rights Reserved.

    Ep. 26: Rupen Seoni on how data shapes the world

    Ep. 26: Rupen Seoni on how data shapes the world

    Decisions about our communities are made based on data. That data comes from many places, but these days, a lot of it comes from what we do and the decisions we make. Over the course of the pandemic, our actions changed dramatically. Having local, current data meant decision-makers were able to target their reactions to the communities that needed them most. 
    But could we have done better? Do our new sources of information play well with our old sources? Rupen Seoni, Chief Revenue Officer, Environics Analytics, joins us this episode to talk about how governments and organizations can use new and old data sources to make better decisions.
    Find Rupen on Twitter: @RupenSeoni and LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/rupenseoni/. 
    Find Environics Analytics on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/environics-analytics. 
    Watch Rupen talk more about Environics Analytics’ research: MobileScapes in Your COVID Response Toolkit (YouTube).
    Read about Environics Analytics helping the City of Toronto understand people’s movement behaviours: Toronto Lockdown Shopper and Recreational Movement (environicsanalytics.com).
    Listen to our other podcasts at conferenceboard.ca/insights/podcasts. 
    You can find all of our research here: conferenceboard.ca/. 

    • 22 min
    Ep. 25: The Hon. Murray Sinclair on why we need truth for reconciliation

    Ep. 25: The Hon. Murray Sinclair on why we need truth for reconciliation

    More than five years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report, progress on the 94 calls to action has been slow. But are Canadians starting to finally understand the truth of how Indigenous Peoples have been treated in this country?
    Reconciliation is a long journey. Knowing the truth is just the first step. 
    The head of that commission, The Honourable Murray Sinclair, joins us this episode to talk about new laws in Canada that recognize Indigenous rights, the next phase in his storied career, and why he’s optimistic that things can be different than how they were.
    If you’re someone affected by residential schools and you need help, the number for the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is 1-866-925-4419. Additional mental health supports can be found at Crisis Services Canada.
    Find Murray Sinclair on Facebook @Sincmurr1951.
    Learn more about reconciliation at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, nctr.ca. 
    Find our research on Indigenous and Northern communities here: conferenceboard.ca/focus-areas/indigenous-northern-communities.
     Listen to our other podcasts at conferenceboard.ca/insights/podcasts. 
    You can find all of our research here: conferenceboard.ca/. 

    • 42 min
    Ep. 24: Partnering to overhaul workplace technology, with Amélie Lecompte and Mark Lambert

    Ep. 24: Partnering to overhaul workplace technology, with Amélie Lecompte and Mark Lambert

    What do you do when your technology trips you up more than it helps you out? In 2014, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation found itself with a collection of legacy technologies that were getting in employees’ way and limiting the organization’s impact.

    Initially, they thought it was just a technology issue. Turns out, they needed more than just a contractor to move them to the cloud—they needed a partner who could help them find a new approach.

    This episode, Amélie Lecompte, CMHC’s VP and Deputy Chief Information Officer, and Mark Lambert, Canada Federal Public Service Lead at Accenture, share the journey they took to overhaul CMHC’s technology and their discovery that tech change is also people change.

    Read more about the CMHC case study on Accenture’s website or in Policy Options.

    Find Amélie on Twitter, @LecompteAmelie, and on LinkedIn.

    Mark can also be found on Twitter,  @markdlambert, and LinkedIn.

    Listen to our other podcasts at conferenceboard.ca/insights/podcasts.

    You can find all of our research here: conferenceboard.ca/. 

    • 23 min
    Ep. 23: Does disclosure improve diversity? Dr. Susan Black and Rob Davis

    Ep. 23: Does disclosure improve diversity? Dr. Susan Black and Rob Davis

    “Comply or explain” disclosure requirements were intended to improve women’s representation at the top of Canada’s major organizations. Five years later, the ratio of women on corporate boards has improved, but is it thanks to the disclosure requirements? Dr. Susan Black, CEO of The Conference Board of Canada, and Rob Davis, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at KPMG in Canada, talk to us about the pace of change for women’s representation and opportunities to increase diversity in Canadian boardrooms.
    Both of this episode’s guests can be found on LinkedIn: Susan at linkedin.com/in/susanlblack, and Rob at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robdaviskpmg. 
    Listen to our other podcasts at conferenceboard.ca/insights/podcasts. 
    You can find all of our research here: conferenceboard.ca/. 

    • 32 min
    Ep. 22: Tareq Hadhad on starting over in Canada

    Ep. 22: Tareq Hadhad on starting over in Canada

    Refugees bring very few “things” with them when they arrive in Canada, but they don’t arrive empty-handed. They bring experiences, perspective, passion, and fresh ideas. 
    When Tareq Hadhad left war-torn Syria and settled in Nova Scotia with his family, he brought a delicious path to peace, prosperity, and community. The founder of Peace by Chocolate joins us to talk about Canada’s immigration and refugee system, entrepreneurship, and being a newcomer in a small town.
    Find Tareq on Twitter (@TareqHadhad), LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/tareqhadhad), and Facebook (facebook.com/tareqhadhadofficial). 
    Find Peace by Chocolate on their website (peacebychocolate.ca/), Twitter (@Peacebychoco), LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/peace-by-chocolate), and Facebook (facebook.com/peacebychocolate/).
    Listen to our other podcasts at conferenceboard.ca/insights/podcasts. 
    You can find all of our research here: conferenceboard.ca/. 
     

    • 38 min
    Ep. 21: Sasha Tregebov on nudging our way to recovery

    Ep. 21: Sasha Tregebov on nudging our way to recovery

    Policies need to make sense with how people and businesses already operate. Otherwise, they won’t work. Knowing how people make decisions can help policies make sense to the people they’re supposed to support. A misplaced nudge can sometimes feel like a shove. 
    Policies work better when they line up with how people already make their decisions. Sasha Tregebov, Director of Behavioural Insights Team’s Canada office, joins us to talk about how creating the right policies can help us to recover better.
    Find Sasha on Twitter @s_tregebov and on LinkedIn. 
    Learn more about the Behavioural Insights Team: www.bi.team/our-work/covid-19/ 

    • 32 min

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