Public Interest

Medical Tourism From Canada – Q1 2023 Golfdale Study Findings

Golfdale Consulting conducted a study in March of 2023, examining current Canadian attitudes toward seeking medical treatment abroad. In total, 500 adult Canadians who had a previous serious medical condition were surveyed on their likelihood to consider treatment outside of Canada, their reasons and/or reluctance to consider doing so. This infogram provides key highlights from the survey.

2023 Ontario Economic Report – Interactive

The OCC’s 7th annual Ontario Economic Report (OER) offers unique insights into the perspectives and experiences of businesses across Ontario. The report is driven by data from our Business Confidence Survey, conducted by Golfdale Consulting, and regional economic forecasts.

The 2023 OER reveals the effects of prolonged economic uncertainty and a shifting business landscape. Labour shortages, inflation, and forecasts of an economic slowdown are dampening confidence in Ontario’s outlook. Still, most businesses feel confident they can withstand the headwinds and continue to grow in the year ahead.

2022 Developer Perspectives on Application Security

Most developers involved in product builds believe their companies to have a mature security posture but nonetheless struggle to keep up to date with growing regulations and compliance requirements. On the cybersecurity front, developers view automated modeling, integration with other tools, and matching the speed of new threats that emerge as all highly important. Security must start with design and remain a critical element at each stage of the SDLC.

TrustArc 2022 Global Privacy Benchmarks Report

The TrustArc Global Benchmark report provides a 360 view of how enterprises manage data protection and privacy. Feedback came from senior leadership inside the privacy office and privacy team members. We also comprehensively surveyed senior executives, middle management, and non-managerial full-time employees. For the 3rd year running, insights are provided on current privacy challenges and global privacy trends. 

Ontario Chamber of Commerce – 2022 ONTARIO ECONOMIC REPORT – Interactive

Key Highlight:
Business confidence increased in 2021 from a record low last year, amid progress on vaccinations and reopening. Overall, 29 percent of Ontario businesses are confident in Ontario’s economic outlook and 57 percent are confident in the outlook of their own organizations.
More pessimism is observed in smaller businesses, those located in border regions, organizations led by women and people with disabilities, and businesses in the arts, entertainment, and agricultural sectors.

Canada’s Shifting Privacy Landscape

Public trust and confidence in data and privacy rights is not just good for consumers but it is also good for businesses. Governments that adopt a “privacy is a human right” lens to their privacy reforms will not only empower their citizens but will also propel their businesses to be more competitive in the digital age. Doing so in a coordinated manner across jurisdictions will help with speedy uptake of new requirements and compliance, while avoiding consumer confusion.