Business Continuity is the creation of strategies through the recognition of threats and risks facing an organization, with a focus on resuming business operations in the event of a disaster or interruption in the most effective and efficient way. Resilience stands for the ability to recover quickly from difficulties and the ability of an individual or organization to bounce back. We seek to provide our community members with the right tools, as well as build up their capacity and capabilities to ensure their ability to “bounce back” in the event of a disaster or interruption.

Business Continuity & Resilience Planning involves …

  • defining potential risks,
  • determining how those risks will affect operations,
  • implementing safeguards and procedures designed to mitigate those risks,
  • testing those procedures to ensure that they work, and
  • periodically reviewing the process to make sure that it is up to date.

Business Continuity & Resilience Planning is important so Carleton University can be a viable entity and can continue to provide services in the event of a business interruption. As indicated within the EMCO Policy, all faculties and administrative departments shall identify the critical operations and facility requirements of their respective units. Each unit shall develop a Business Continuity and Resilience Plan (BCRP), which identifies the critical functions, operations, and services; necessary equipment and resources; shutdown and notification procedures; and strategies for a safe and swift return to operations. If you are interested in learning more about Business Continuity & Resilience Planning at Carleton University or have inquiries related to this program, contact our Emergency Management & Business Continuity Officer.

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