Focal report 6, risk analysis: Resilience - Trends in policy and research

This focal report focuses on resilience. It looks at the way selected countries define and use resilience in the area of national security, and analyzes some recent efforts to come up with metrics and measurements to assess resilience. In Canada, community resilience is the "key goal" of the National Disaster Mitigation Strategy (2008): "[t]o protect lives and maintain resilient, sustainable communities by fostering disaster risk reduction as a way of life."