Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis

Recent Publications and Bulletins

Toronto Housing Market Analysis

This report tracks 24 key housing indicators that provide insight into Toronto’s housing market and the considerable housing challenges that residents face under current and projected conditions. Toronto is projected to experience accelerated population growth over the next 20 years, and vulnerable groups as well as low- and moderate-income households will experience increased difficulty accessing suitable and affordable housing.

The GTHA's Unbalanced Housing Stock - Benchmarking Ontario's New LPAT System

Currently, the mix of housing supply in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is insufficient to meet the future requirements envisioned in the Places to Grow (P2G) Act. More control has been given to municipal governments through the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) to plan Ontario’s communities.

Infrastructure Update 2018

In 2011, the Residence and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) released “Public Infrastructure Investment in Ontario: The Importance of Staying the Course". From a macroeconomic perspective, the report concluded that over the course of 50 years, maximum GDP growth could be achieved if an average of 5.1% of GDP were invested in required infrastructure and 22% of the total infrastructure investment were to be spent on maintenance.

Economic Development and Situational Analysis

A situational analysis examines the characteristics of a region relative to its surrounding region and other comparable regions in a variety of metrics across demographics and industry and is often used as the basis for long term economic development plans and investor site selection purposes.
Situational analysis’ can contain:

Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products for the Vulnerable

Women who are homeless or live on limited income face many difficulties such as finding shelter, a safe place to sleep for the night, and food. However, once a month, they face an additional stressor that is even more difficult to manage living on the margins: dealing with their menstrual cycle. For women in such circumstances the limited resources means making trade-offs and sacrifices when it comes to staying healthy and clean during their cycle.

The Economic Value of Surety Bonding in Canada

The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of construction surety bonds on the overall economy across Canada. CANCEA reviewed more than 150,000 bonded projects completed over the last 20 years by more than 10,000 construction firms in order to examine the economic ripple effect of more than 3,000 contractor defaults and analyze the impact that surety protection. The findings confirm the value proposition of public sector bonding to taxpayers by way of strengthening the broader economy and bringing stability and certainty to the public construction process.

Canadian Franchise Industry Economic Outlook 2018

The purpose of this study was to provide an economic forecast for the Canadian Franchise Industry for 2018 covering the growth in the number of franchise establishments as well as franchise-related economic indicators, such as gross domestic product (GDP), employment (number of jobs and full-time equivalents), and tax revenue generated by franchises. The study also explores the employment policy changes that have been (and will be) introduced in Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario.

Modelling the INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™

The INSPIRED Approaches to COPD: Improving Care and Creating Value Collaborative (INSPIRED) is a CFHI partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Canada ltd. focused on educating patients and family members as part of a COPD action plan and self-management support program. As well, the collaboration provides reliable access to out-of-hospital (or post-discharge) clinical assessment and advice. The purpose of this analysis was to provide an independent evaluation of the potential net benefit and cost-effectiveness of CFHI’s pan-Canadian expansion of INSPIRED-Halifax.

Risk Implications for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Accommodation/Food Businesses

The recently passed Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (the Act) represents a package of sudden and significant changes for Ontario businesses to digest over the next few years. Sectors such as accommodation and food are expected to be more affected by the labour changes given their lower gross operating margins and high proportion of minimum wage paying labour costs.

The Strategic Value of the Hamilton Harbour Stelco Lands: A Socio-economic Investigation

The objective of this study was to find an evidence-based and realistic understanding of the socio-economic value of the 329 hectares (813 acres) of industrial land occupied by Stelco (the “Lands”) on the southern shore of Hamilton Harbour.

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