Emergency management and business continuity programs are essential to protect people, property, our environment and the economy from natural, technological and human caused disasters. Standards for emergency management and business continuity programs require periodic program evaluation to ensure they will effectively protect life, property, the environment and the economy in the event of an emergency. But how effectively are the programs we depend on being evaluated? Although some provinces require ministry and municipal programs to be reviewed annually, Canadian public sector programs in general are not evaluated as extensively as industry programs or their counterparts in the United States.
The purpose of the PTSC-Online accreditation section is to provide a forum for Canadian entities to discuss and evaluate options for evaluating and accrediting Canadian emergency management programs to Canadian standards to better support continuous improvement of our programs.