The Council engages with a wide range of organizations across Canada to share expertise and collaborate on key priorities.
Globally, the Council works with other national business organizations to deepen economic ties and advocate in support of rules-based trade.
Business + Higher Education Roundtable
Launched by the Business Council in 2015, the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization bringing together Canada’s largest companies and leading post-secondary institutions. Since 2015, BHER has worked to harness the strengths of Canada’s business and post-secondary education sectors to build opportunities for young Canadians, boost innovation and drive collaboration.
Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange
In 2016, the Council helped establish the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX) as Canada’s first private sector hub for cyber security threat information sharing and analysis. CCTX has since emerged as a crucial element in Canada’s cyber security network by uniting key players in Canada’s critical infrastructure sector and by establishing a formal partnership with the new Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.
Coalition for a Better Future
Launched in the summer of 2021, the Coalition for a Better Future includes more than 150 organizations representing a broad range of perspectives. It seeks to build support for an ambitious plan to strengthen Canada’s economic future – with a clear focus on measures to reduce inequality, tackle climate change, raise living standards and tangibly improve the lives of all Canadians.
Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance
The Business Council of Canada is a founding partner of the Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance, a coalition of not-for-profit organizations focused on research, advocacy and education in the areas of governance and gender diversity. The Alliance aims to amplify and coordinate efforts to achieve gender balance on boards, in executive positions, and throughout Canadian organizations.
Community of Leaders Innovating for Corporations
The C.L.I.C. Challenge matches CEOs from leading companies with pioneering Canadian based start-ups that offer promising technological solutions in their industries. It was set up by a boutique innovation agency, Alter’Inno, with the support of BDC Capital and the Business Council of Canada.
The Business Council is a founding member of Palette Skills, which is a national nonprofit that helps organizations access untapped labour markets and create pathways to career growth through demand-driven, industry-led accelerated skilling programs. Job placement is its number one metric.
The POST Promise
The Council is a founding sponsor of the “POST Promise”, a business-led public education campaign that allows companies to demonstrate their commitment to keeping customers and employees safe while we continue to live with COVID-19. It calls on business owners and managers across the country to uphold five key steps to help stop the spread of infection: maintaining physical distance, washing and sanitizing hands, keeping workplaces clean and disinfected, staying home if unwell, and practicing respiratory etiquette, including wearing a mask when recommended.
30% Club Canada
The Business Council is a strong supporter of the 30% Club Canada, which promotes meaningful, sustainable gender-balanced leadership in Canadian companies. Its goal is to see women hold 30 per cent of board seats and C-Suite positions by 2022. Goldy Hyder, the Business Council’s President and CEO, is a member of its Advisory Committee.
Business Roundtable CEOs lead America’s largest companies, employing over 20 million workers. Their companies’ total value, over $20 trillion, accounts for half of the value of all publicly-traded companies in the United States. They spend and invest over $7 trillion a year, helping sustain and grow tens of thousands of communities and millions of small- and medium-sized businesses.
Business Council of Mexico
The Business Council of Mexico (Consejo Mexicano de Negocios) is a civil association founded in 1962 and is made up of 59 Mexican business leaders committed to promoting the social welfare and economic development of Mexico. For more than 50 years, the Council has maintained an open and continuous dialogue with representatives of the government, civil society, academia, and other business organizations, to work together for the benefit of Mexico. Its purpose is to promote the prosperity of Mexico to build a fair, free and inclusive country. CMN companies operate in more than 80 countries, employ more than 2 million people and invest more than 30 billion USD globally each year.
The Federation of Korean Industries
Founded in 1961, the Federation of Korean Industries is Korea’s largest private, nonprofit organization representing the key interests of Korea’s corporations, business firms, associations and research institutes. Domestically, FKI’s emphasis has been placed on research geared toward promoting greater national competitiveness and influencing government financial, monetary, industrial and social policies. Internationally, FKI serves as the umbrella organization hosting Korean committees for a number of major international forums. FKI is also operating 32 bilateral channels for economic cooperation with 31 countries, including US, China and Japan.