The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada is the voice of Canada’s universities. We represent 95 Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges.
A non-profit, Canadian organization that is devoting to researching and encouraging debate about living standards.
COU fosters discussion between its 20 member institutions and one associate member institution on a wide range of university issues, including funding, research, graduate studies, international relations and accessibility.
Industry Canada’s mission is to foster a growing, competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy. The Department works with Canadians throughout the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, improve Canada’s innovation performance, increase Canada’s share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.
A think-tank that studies the role of sub-national factors – location, place and city-regions – in global economic prosperity. It looks beyond economic measures to include the importance of quality of place and the development of people’s creative potential.
The Ministry of Economic Development’s goal is to build a strong economy for all Ontarians.
The Ministry of Finance performs a variety of roles, all focused on supporting a strong economic, fiscal and investment climate for Ontario, while ensuring accountability with respect to the use of public funds.
The Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation is an independent, non-partisan public policy research centre located at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto.
The Ontario Network on the Regional Innovation System (ONRIS) is dedicated to the study and understanding of pattern of innovation-related interaction in southern Ontario.
A university-based, objective source of policy research materials.
Statistics Canada, a member of the Industry Portfolio, produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture.
The TAP initiative is aimed at making Canada one of the world’s five most innovative within the next five years, despite the more difficult economic context. The goal is for innovation and entrepreneurship to energize all sectors and have a positive impact on job creation, greater productivity, solid growth and increased prosperity.
The Association has for its object the advancement of economic knowledge through the encouragement of study and research, the issuing of publications, and the furtherance of free and informed discussion of economic questions. The Association as such will not assume a partisan position upon any question of practical politics nor commit its members to any position thereupon.
The Mississauga Education Business Partnership as a comprehensive source of information on education, industry and government in and around the City of Mississauga.
An American organization with a similar mandate to research and encourage competitive activity in the United States
The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, led by Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, studies competition and its implications for company strategy; the competitiveness of nations, regions and cities; and solutions to social problems. Based at Harvard Business School, the Institute is dedicated to extending the research pioneered by Professor Porter and disseminating it to scholars and practitioners on a global basis.
A non-profit organization the produces a yearly Innovation Index for the state.
TCI is a not-for-profit alliance of cluster practitioners. TCI’s mission is to improve living standards and the local competitiveness of regions throughout the world, by fostering cluster-based development initiatives.
A British economic policy research institute.
A not-for-profit British organization that researches and consults on factors that affect the quality of work.
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The Institute is also the Canadian partner institute of the World Economic Forum.