The Regional Resilience Assessment Program

The Regional Resilience Assessment Program (RRAP) is a vulnerability and dependency assessment program for owners and operators of Critical Infrastructure (CI) facilities within the 10 CI sectors in Canada. This program involves site assessments to help organizations measure and improve their resilience to all hazards in Canada, such as cyber threats, accidental or intentional man-made events, and natural catastrophes.

These site assessments are voluntary, non-regulatory, free-of-charge and confidential. Participants are asked to complete three 5-minute surveys on their experience with the program after the assessment is conducted.

How it works

The RRAP is comprised of three tools:

Both the CIRT and CCRR require the presence of individuals who are subject matter experts on facility security, IT, and facility management. Organizations can request each one of the tools individually or as a package. Use of all three tools typically takes three days. Post-assessment check-ups may be conducted with the organization up to 24 months after the assessment.

Organizations may also signal interest in participating in a broader regional assessment. These projects typically involve the Department working with multiple organizations in a particular region. Examining a specific hazard, the objective is to help identify key interdependencies, as well as opportunities to individually and collectively minimize the impact and likelihood of a disruption. During a regional assessment, the individual assessment tools are deployed alongside modelling tools, workshops, stakeholder meetings, and subject matter expert interviews.

How it helps your organization

Results from assessments are intended to help owners and operators enhance their resiliency by identifying dependencies and vulnerabilities within their organization. Site assessments also identify a series of optional cost effective measures to help owners and operators mitigate risks and improve their ability to respond to and recover from disruptions.

Specifically, the RRAP helps to enable:

Other key considerations for critical infrastructure owners and operators:

Implementation of any/all resilience enhancements options and observations provided following an assessment are at the discretion of the owner/operator.

For more information or to request an assessment

For more information please see Frequently Asked Questions.

To discuss the possibility of having an assessment of your facility, please contact the RRAP team. Team members are also available to provide an interactive presentation to further explain the program and the products provided.

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