Every organization is at risk from potential disasters that include:

  • natural disasters such as tornadoes, floods, blizzards, earthquakes and fire;
  • accidents;
  • sabotage;
  • power and energy disruptions;
  • communications, transportation, safety and service sector failure;
  • environmental disasters such as pollution and hazardous materials spills; or
  • cyber attacks and hacker activing.

Creating and maintaing a Business Continuity Plan ensure that an institution has the resources and information needed to deal with these emergencies.

For more information on creating and implementing a BCP, read the Government of Canada’s Minster of Public Works and Government Services publication: A Guide to Business Continuity Planning.