I thought it appropriate to reference this capability based planning initiative in the standards blog as it is being developed with federal government support and is seen as being applicable to public and private sector response plans in Canada.
The two following paragraphs were taken from the executive summary.
"Staff at Defence Research and Development Canada - Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS), incooperation with approximately 250 stakeholders and partners from federal, provincial/territorial, andmunicipal organizations as well as non-government organizations (NGOs), academia, and the privatesector have completed the first draft of our Capability-Based Planning (CBP) structure. This draftincludes a set of Resource Typing documents and the Target Capabilities List-Canada (TCL-C) for use infurther development of a complete formal structure for capability inventory capture and associatedcapability gap analysis."
"Contributors to the TCL-C believe that its application could directly support the Federal Policy forEmergency Management (December 2009) as well as the policy and response plans of all authorities inCanada. It is also felt that this approach is easily adapted to the strategic, tactical, and operations planningof NGOs and the private sector, and is seen by academia to be a sound basis for curriculum development targeted towards all aspects of public security education programs and training."
You may want to read the article on the capability based planning communication section in the PTSC-Online Crisis and Emergency Communications blog. which raises some questions about the document.
As a member of the Canadian Standards Association technical committee which wrote the CSA Z1600 Canadian standards for emergency management and business continuity programs, I can't recall any reference to this initiative being discussed. The CSA technical committee members are well linked into current and developing emergency management and business continuity related standards around the world to ensure that revisions to the Canadian standard reflects current thinking on best practices.