Business+Higher Education Roundtable (BHER)

Business+Higher Education Roundtable
176 Gloucester Street - Suite 320
Ottawa, ON K2P 0A6, CA
613-695-3511 Direct Contact Link Canada Comeback Challenge

Our vision
Canada’s business and post-secondary leaders face many challenges. Working together to solve these challenges is more critical than ever and will strengthen Canada’s economy along the way. BHER is a connector and a convenor.

We bring people together to create: A thriving Canada where everyone has an opportunity to reach their potential.
Our mission
Creating opportunity through collaboration.
Our work
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.

Our key areas of focus include:
Work-Integrated Learning
Since 2019, BHER has worked with the Government of Canada to promote the value of work-integrated learning (WIL) and build a network of partners to advance and strengthen the education and skills ecosystem. Together with our national and regional partners we are creating thousands of new WIL opportunities across Canada and the tools and resources students and employers need to help reduce barriers to employment.
Canada Comeback Challenge
In 2020 we launched the national Canada Comeback Challenge as a way for post-secondary students to connect with employers and mentors, build their networks, and add valuable experience to their resumes, all while contributing to Canada’s COVID-19 recovery.
Research & Development
BHER’s R&D team brings together collective expertise and experience in applied qualitative and quantitative research methods. We have the in-house capacity to undertake small, medium, and large R&D projects to help our members and stakeholders find solutions to the challenges they are facing and the evidence they need to inform decision-making that advances inclusive learner pathways and employer supports.


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