About The Institute
The Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity is an independent, not-for-profit organization that deepens public understanding of macro and microeconomic factors behind Ontario’s economic progress. We are funded by the Government of Ontario and are mandated to share our research findings directly with the public.
The Institute serves as the research arm of the Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress.
The mandate of the Task Force, announced in the April 2001 Speech from the Throne, is to measure and monitor Ontario’s competitiveness, productivity, and economic progress compared to other provinces and US states and to report to the public on a regular basis. In the 2004 Budget, the Government asked the Task Force to incorporate innovation and commercialization issues in its mandate.
It is the aspiration of the Institute and the Task Force to have a significant influence in increasing Ontario’s competitiveness, productivity and capacity for innovation. We believe this will help ensure continued success in the creation of good jobs, increased prosperity, and a higher quality of life for all Ontarians. We seek breakthrough findings from their research and propose significant innovations in public policy to stimulate businesses, governments, and educational institutions to take action.
The Institute’s Financial Statements are available to the public.
Recent Blog Entries
- Ontario should receive its fair share of the New Building Canada Plan
September 16, 2014
- The Ontario government should pursue innovation, not just promote it
September 09, 2014
- OSAP loan defaults threaten college graduates’ financial future
September 02, 2014