Mapping of Legislation and Policy Instruments Related to Emergency Management and National Security


  1. Kaminska, K.
  2. Norton, S.
  3. Verga, S.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
The DRDC CSS has undertaken a multi-phase study on resilience at the request of the Technical Integration Group Engaged in Research on Resilience (TIGER Team) at Public Safety (PS) Canada1. The TIGER Team was established to help advance whole-of-government leadership and coordination with respect to resilience, as well as horizontal management of resilience-based activities within the Public Safety portfolio (i.e., emergency management, national security, border strategies, and crime prevention). This paper, being the first of a series, will support a consultation process leading to the creation of a national resilience strategy that will permit an integrated and coordinated approach to resilience. It contains an analysis of the current structure of federal legislation and policy related to emergency management and national security. Resilience is an area of focus that has not yet been fully integrated into legislation or policy. Although resilience is implicitly seen as being relevant to the pillars of emergency management (i.e., mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery) 2, as well as national security, use of the term is fairly new and there continues to be some ambiguity surrounding its meaning. One needs to understand the current structure of legislation and policy before a national resilience strategy can be created as a new and integrated component of the system.
Resilience;Emergency Mangement;Government Policy on National SEcurity;Border Strategies;Crime Prevention
Report Number
DRDC-CSS-LR-2013-026 — Letter Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 2013
Number of Pages
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