Continuity Planning (CP) is a holistic management process that identifies risks that threaten an organization. It provides a framework to develop advance arrangements and procedures to enable UBC units to respond to an emergency in such a manner that critical business functions continue.
The University’s CP framework includes the following three key elements:
The CP Universe identifies and prioritizes the top strategic imperatives and core processes required by the University to recover after a catastrophic event. It focuses on what is needed (e.g. electricity) for the University to return to normal operations within 30 days after an emergency.
Continuity Impact Assessments
Continuity Impact Assessments provide a framework to identify all major functions and processes within a unit and to evaluate the criticality of those functions. It facilitates prioritization of the functions which should be documented in the UBC Ready system.
UBC Ready is our system for creating unit-specific CP plans at UBC. This secure online system takes units through a set of simple questions and easy-to-follow instructions designed to generate a plan for recovering regular operations after an emergency event.
For more information, please contact us:
Director, Enterprise Risk Management & Continuity Planning
Manager, Emergency Management & Continuity Planning