Recovery and Resiliency Roadmap: A Toolkit for Economic Preparedness

This toolkit has been designed as a unique resource to help community leaders prepare for and recover from economic disasters. It is the only resource of its kind in Canada. Called the Recovery and Resiliency Roadmap: A Toolkit for Economic Preparedness; it is a practical guide that provides strategies and tactics for community leaders to focus on for economic recovery and preserving jobs. The Toolkit contains information on the following topics:

  • Disaster Preparation Measures-Building Capacity for Recovery
  • Assessing the Economic Impacts of a Major Disaster
  • Navigating the Federal System of Disaster Assistance Programs
  • Strategic Planning for Disaster Recovery
  • Business Retention and Expansion Before and After a Disaster
  • Crisis Communications
  • Small Business Assistance
  • Distressed Neighbourhood Revitalization Post Disaster
  • Economic Diversification After a Disaster

It also contains several case studies and resources.

Download the toolkit here.

The Recovery and Resiliency Roadmap: A Toolkit for Economic Preparedness is modelled after IEDC's U.S. disaster preparedness toolkit titled “Leadership in the Time of Crisis” launched in June 2014, and has been funded in part by the following EDRP partners: The Government of Alberta, Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education; RBC; Shell Canada Limited; the Canadian Red Cross; and the Consulate General of the United States of America, Calgary.

Note: In 2017, the toolkit was updated with new case studies, content and links. For more information click here.

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