COVID-19 Response Plan and the Role of the Government Operations Centre (GOC)

Classification: Unclassified

Branch/Agency: EMPB

Proposed Response:


The Government Operations Centre (GOC) is mandated, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to lead and support response coordination of events affecting the national interest. It is an interdepartmental response-focused asset of the Government of Canada working in support of deputy heads, departments and agencies at the national (strategic) whole-of-government level.

It brings all partners into a common environment to harmonize collective actions and abilities into efficient analysis and action.

The Government Operations Centre (GOC) has developed a Government of Canada Response Plan to COVID-19. The objective of the plan is to identify the overarching roles and responsibilities and key activities of each federal department to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 to Canada.

As of 18 Mar, PS ON FCC, PS QC FCC, PS Prairies/NWT FCC, and PS Pacific FCC are now elevated to Level 2 – Risk Assessment and Planning.


Prepared by: Deryck Trehearne, DG.

Approved by: Patrick Tanguy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and Programs Branch, 613-993-4325

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