Preparedness and Mitigation Award

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.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Submission of a nomination form accompanied by an essay, limited to 1,000 words, outlining preparedness and mitigation initiatives.
  • The incident must have occurred within the previous 24 months.
  • Nominations must be made by a DRI Canada certified professional in good standing.
  • Nominations must be endorsed by a senior leadership figure, such as the individual responsible for the organization's business continuity program or their immediate superior. Titles may vary depending on the organization, ranging from Vice President in a private company to Deputy Minister or Assistant Deputy Minister in a federal or provincial government department or ministry


Applicants will be evaluated on how they meet the following criteria.

  • Identification and assessment of risks to determine the most effective means to reduce impact. Applicants demonstrate a proactive approach to identifying threats to their organization either through risk assessments or lessons learned from previous incidents.
  • Use of data-driven insights and research to inform their strategies, and the solutions implemented, setting a benchmark for others in the field.
  • Effectiveness of the implemented solutions by providing examples of how their efforts ensured the continuity of operations and safeguarded the well-being of employees, customers, and stakeholders.
  • Completeness of the application.
  • Professionalism and clarity of the application, ensuring it is logical, relevant, and grammatical.

Note: Applicants aren't expected to fulfill every requirement. The Awards Committee seeks an accurate, compelling submission that outlines the applicant’s qualifications for the award.