Response and Recovery Award

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.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Submit a nomination form accompanied by an essay, limited to 1,000 words, outlining the event, its impact on the organization, response and recovery efforts, and lessons learned.
  • The incident must have occurred within the previous 12 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.

  • Understanding of the event and its impacts on the organization.
  • Maintenance of operations and organizational viability.
  • Provision of a safe environment for employees, including alleviating financial and other pressures.
  • Support extended to the welfare of the community at large.
  • Utilization of lessons learned from the disaster to enhance the organization's business continuity capabilities.
  • 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.


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