Awards of Excellence

The Annual Awards of Excellence reflects DRI Canada’s commitment to recognizing excellence. Our awards provide a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to be honoured and publicly acknowledged as leaders and innovators in the fields of business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency management. 

The 2024 Awards of Excellence open for nominations August 15, 2024, closing September 30, 2024.

Please find the award descriptions below, and use the links on the left for more details.

If you have questions regarding nominations or the awards program, please contact

Award Categories

Lifetime Achievement

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited exceptional dedication and achievement in the fields of business continuity, disaster recovery, or emergency management. It is awarded to a member who has had a remarkable career marked by professional success, significant contributions to the industry, proficiency in applying the DRII Professional Practices, and a commitment to the mission of DRI Canada.


The DRI Canada Contributor Award honours an individual who has made significant contributions to business continuity, disaster recovery, or emergency management in Canada through commitment, leadership, achievement, and innovation.

President's Award

This award recognizes a volunteer who has made significant contributions to DRI Canada. It is awarded at the discretion of the DRI Canada Board of Directors.


Response and Recovery

The ability to effectively respond to and recover from a disaster is the hallmark of business continuity, disaster recovery, and emergency management. This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated the capability to meet the challenges presented by a disaster, not only to the organization itself but also to the community it serves.

Preparedness and Mitigation

The Preparedness and Mitigation Award recognizes individuals and organizations that exhibit exceptional commitment in proactively reducing, minimizing, or avoiding impacts from business disruptions.  The award serves as an inspiration for others to prioritize and invest in proactive measures, fostering a culture of resilience and preparedness across Canada.

Student Award and Scholarship

The Student Award and Scholarship recognizes a post-secondary student who, in the past year, has presented an exceptional project or scholarly work—such as an academic paper, report, or presentation—that is relevant to and adds value to the business continuity, disaster recovery, or emergency management industries.

This award includes a $2000 scholarship and complimentary enrollment in a BCLE 2000 course.  In addition,  all applicants will be entered into a draw for admission to the BCLE 2000 course.

For more information on the awards, including eligibility, please click on the awards categories to the left.