2016 Awards: Call for Nominations Is Now Closed
The purpose of the awards program is to recognize and encourage those who have made extraordinary contributions to emergency management or business continuity in Canada. The awards provide an opportunity for Canadians to honour individuals who have raised the bar and set standards for others to emulate. The 2016 awards were presented at the World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto, Canada on June 8. Mark your calendars for Spring, 2017 for the next opportunity to nominate outstanding professionals in the field.
These awards are to recognize individuals who have made a lasting contribution in the fields of emergency management or business continuity in at least one of the following areas:
- Community Preparedness (Provincial/Territorial, Regional or Municipal)
- National Preparedness
- Private Sector Preparedness
Canadian Award for Emergency Management - to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in, or contribution to emergency management. For the purposes of this award, emergency management is defined as an integrated approach to the management of emergency programs and activities covering all four interdependent components (prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery), for all types of emergencies and disasters (natural, technological and human induced), and for all levels of government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
Canadian Award for Business Continuity Management - to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in, or contribution to business continuity management (or continuity of operations planning). For the purposes of this award, business continuity management is defined as a holistic management process that identifies potential impacts that threaten an organization and provides a framework for building resilience with the capability for an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand, and value-creating activities
Each recipient will receive a special plaque with his or her name engraved. The awards will be presented at the World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) during conference proceedings.
Note: only award winners' names will be announced.