What is Resilience Pathways?

Resilience Pathways is a knowledge-sharing project that recognizes that everyone—all of society—has a role in designing our resilience to disaster and climate risk.

Resilience Pathways will be a comprehensive collection of articles that share knowledge and insights from organizations and individuals active in resilience planning in BC. Contributors to Resilience Pathways include a wide range of practitioners, researchers, and authorities across any and all sectors engaged with disaster and climate risk.

Please see the Resilience Pathways project description and the anticipated list of articles.

Resilience Pathways is commissioned by Natural Resources Canada and funded by Canadian Safety and Security Program. Sage on Earth Consulting Ltd. is leading the technical design and coordination, and Uncover Editorial + Design is leading the editorial and design process.


Understanding Systemic Risk

Hazard Potential:  Earthquake and flood intensity and likelihood of experiencing a catastrophic event

Building Performance: expected damage with and without mitigation and/or adaptation measures in place

Economic Security: Direct and indirect economic losses and expected return on DRR investments

Disaster Recovery: Cascading effects of system failures and implications for disaster recovery process


Social Displacement: Number of people displaced from homes and businesses during disaster recovery process


Public Safety: expected injuries and fatalities resulting from physical impacts of disaster event


Functionality: Estimated number of days to restore baseline levels of functionality to buildings and critical infrastructure systems

Critical Infrastructure Interdependency: functional CI interdependencies and the effects of cascading system failures



We are building Resilient BC Community of Practice to connect, collaborate, share knowledge and good practices to build resilient BC and Canada. Please join our mailing list if you wish to stay connected. 

All resilient actors from academia, governmental entities, private sector, civil society, and interested members of the general public are welcome to join.

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