About the C.D. Howe Institute

The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. Widely considered to be Canada's most influential think tank, the Institute is a trusted source of essential policy intelligence, distinguished by research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based and subject to definitive expert review.

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The C.D. Howe Institute provides its members with best-in-class opportunities to engage with business peers, policy leaders and top scholars at private, off-the-record policy roundtables, conferences, dinners and special meetings.

Our signature off-the-record format lends to frank and thought-provoking discussion and, as a respected, non-partisan voice, the Institute consistently attracts the most distinguished leaders as speakers. The Institute has hosted CEOs of national and international corporations, federal and provincial premiers, as well as cabinet ministers, leading academics, most Governors of the Bank of Canada and Federal Reserve Bank Presidents.

The Institute holds over 60 events per year, including: roundtable luncheon events, signature dinners and conferences. These members-only events are held in Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.


For the Institute's code of conduct at events, please click here.

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© 2019 C.D. Howe Institute. All Rights Reserved.