Recovery and Resiliency Roadmap: A Toolkit for Economic Preparedness

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) has designed a unique resource to help community leaders prepare for and recover from economic disasters. This is the only resource of its kind in Canada. Called the Recovery and Resiliency Roadmap: A Toolkit for Economic Preparedness; it is a practical guide that provides strategies and tactics for community leaders to focus on for economic recovery and preserving jobs. The Toolkit contains information on the following topics:

  • Disaster Preparation Measures-Building Capacity for Recovery
  • Assessing the Economic Impacts of a Major Disaster
  • Navigating the Federal System of Disaster Assistance Programs
  • Strategic Planning for Disaster Recovery
  • Business Retention and Expansion Before and After a Disaster
  • Crisis Communications
  • Small Business Assistance
  • Distressed Neighbourhood Revitalization Post Disaster
  • Economic Diversification After a Disaster

It also contains several case studies and resources.

Download the toolkit here.

The Toolkit is an outcome of the Economic Disaster Recovery Project (EDRP). The EDRP was designed as a unique blended learning opportunity to provide economic development practitioners, and those in supporting roles, with both theoretical and practical training. It consists of:

  • Webinars;
  • Community assessments by volunteer experts;
  • Inclusion of business retention and expansion legacy infrastructure;
  • Training for elected officials;
  • A summary report and
  • “Recovery and Resiliency Roadmap: A Toolkit for Economic Preparedness

Read about the EDRP here.

The Recovery and Resiliency Roadmap: A Toolkit for Economic Preparedness, is modelled after IEDC's U.S. disaster preparedness toolkit titled “Leadership in the Time of Crisis” launched in June 2014.

                                        

The Recovery and Resiliency Roadmap: A Toolkit for Economic Preparedness has been funded in part by the following EDRP partners: The Government of Alberta, Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education; RBC; Shell Canada Limited; the Canadian Red Cross; and the Consulate General of the United States of America, Calgary.

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