Organizations of all types and all sizes face a range of risks that can affect the achievement of their goals. In this respect, Carleton University is no different, facing risks from uncertain funding, unpredictable student enrollment, and increasing competition for research dollars, to name just a few. In this increasingly complex environment Carleton University has committed itself to the management of its risk through the development of a comprehensive risk management program.  This program provides the framework for the assessment and mitigation of risk through loss prevention, risk financing and contractual transfer.

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Click here to access the full version of the  Risk Management Manual. The Manual covers a wide range of risk management topics, such as conducting a department risk assessment, how to mitigate risks, such as those related to transportation, alcohol and contracts and Carleton’s Insurance program. We invite all members of the community to review the manual and make use of the concepts, guidelines and examples that relate to your particular needs.

Should the manual not answer your questions regarding risk management or insurance, please do not hesitate to contact the Manager, Risk and Insurance at extension 1473 or email at