Measuring Community Disaster Resilience – A Review of Current Theories and Practices with Recommendations

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Authors
  1. Cox, R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN);International Safety Research Inc, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
The development of this report was supported by the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) which is led by Defence Research and Development Canada’s (DRDC) Centre for Security Science (CSS), in partnership with Public Safety Canada (PS). The CSSP is a federally-funded program to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate, prevent/mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, serious accidents, crime and terrorism through the convergence of science and technology with policy, operations and intelligence. DRDC’s CSS is providing support to PS to establish a national risk and resilience assessment framework and methodology for use in the National Disaster Mitigation Program. Currently, federal, provincial and territorial (F/P/T) governments are conducting different risk and resilience assessments across Canada; however, the information generated from these assessments is infrequently shared and has not been aggregated nationally for the purposes of emergency management (EM) planning and priority setting. These assessments exist outside of the national context.
Keywords
resilience;community resilience;disaster resilience;emergency management;resilience indicators;resilience measurement framework;disaster risk reduction;population health and well-being
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-C112 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2015
Number of Pages
44
DSTKIM No
CA041272
CANDIS No
802314
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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