Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity


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.

Research by the Institute is intended to raise public awareness and stimulate debate on a range of issues related to competitiveness and prosperity. It is the aspiration of the Institute to have a significant influence in increasing Ontario and Canada’s competitiveness, productivity, and capacity for innovation. We believe this will help ensure continued success in creating good jobs, increasing prosperity, and building a higher quality of life. We seek breakthrough findings from our research and propose 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 is now advised by Ontario’s Panel for Economic Growth & Prosperity, led by Tiff Macklem. 

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