About The Institute
The Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity was an independent, not-for-profit organization that deepened public understanding of macro and microeconomic factors behind Ontario’s economic progress.
Research by the Institute was intended to raise public awareness and stimulate debate on a range of issues related to competitiveness and prosperity. It was the aspiration of the Institute to have a significant influence in increasing Ontario and Canada’s competitiveness, productivity, and capacity for innovation. We believed this will help ensure continued success in creating good jobs, increasing prosperity, and building a higher quality of life. We sought breakthrough findings from our research and proposed significant innovations in public policy to stimulate businesses, governments, and educational institutions to take action.
The Institute was formerly the research arm of the Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress established in 2001 by the Ontario Premier, and led by Roger L. Martin. The Task Force completed its work at the end of 2014. The Institute was then advised by Ontario’s Panel for Economic Growth & Prosperity, led by Tiff Macklem.
The Institute closed its doors on May 16, 2019 following an Ontario government decision.