The ability to effectively respond to and recover from a disaster is the hallmark of business continuity. This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated a capability to meet the challenges presented by a disaster, not only to the organization itself but also to the community it serves. Such commitment would include maintaining operations and ensuring the viability of the organization, providing a safe environment for its employees and relieving the financial and other pressures they face, supporting customers and stakeholders, and supporting the welfare of the community as a whole. This commitment would also include learning from the disaster to improve the organization's business continuity capability.
Eligibility and requirements:
- Submit a nomination form and an essay (maximum 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 submitted by a DRIC certified professional in good standing.
- Nominations must be signed off by someone in a senior leadership position, such as the individual accountable for the business continuity program or someone they report to. The title will vary depending on the organization. For a private company, it might be a vice president. For a federal or provincial government department or ministry, it might be a Deputy Minister or Assistant Deputy Minister.
2022 Telus Communications
2021 British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA)