Critical Infrastructure Assessment

Emergency Management BC, in partnership with Defence Research and Development Canada and the Justice Institute of BC, developed the Critical Infrastructure (CI) Assessment Tool as a resource to assist local authorities with the analysis of CI in the context of hazard scenarios. The CI Assessment Tool and associated process was developed specifically to: 

  • Focus on CI analysis at the local authority level
  • Require minimal technical expertise
  • Engage local actors from all CI sectors simultaneously

The primary purpose of the CI Assessment Tool and associated process is to provide a single venue for participants from various local authority departments/agencies to discuss what services they feel are critical to provide to residents during an emergency, the assets they need to provide those services, and what external goods and services they rely on in order to make those assets available. Ultimately, the process is intended to be a medium to facilitate discussion that will:

  • Enhance overall awareness of CI dependencies among key actors
  • Identify and analyze vulnerable goods & services
  • Identify and analyze the criticality of local assets
  • Identify areas where there is a need to increase robustness and redundancies
  • Improve the resilience of communities and CI by developing and implementing recommendations related to prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery

Below is the suite of resources developed to assist the participants (the individuals invited to participate in the CI assessment process) and the champion (the individual selected to lead the CI assessment process) throughout the process:

Participant's Resources
Title Purpose Last Updated
Participant’s Guide (PDF) Overview of the CI Assessment Tool and process  Nov. 2016
CI Assessment Tool (XLSX) Required to conduct the CI assessment Nov. 2016
CI Assessment Tool – Consolidated Example (PDF) Provides an example of a completed CI Assessment Tool worksheet Nov. 2016
Champion's Resources
Title Purpose Last Updated
Getting Started Guide (PDF) Guidance for managing the overall CI assessment process Nov. 2016
CI Assessment Tool (XLSX) Required to conduct the CI assessment Nov. 2016
Hazard Scenario Development Instructions (PDF) Guidance for developing an appropriate hazard scenario Nov. 2016
Workshop Facilitation Aids
CI Assessment Kick-Off Meeting (PPTX) PowerPoint presentation created to help guide the kick-off meeting Nov. 2016
CI Assessment Follow-Up Meeting (PPTX) PowerPoint presentation created to help guide the follow-up meeting Nov. 2016
Training Video 1 – Basic Concepts (MP4 – 8:56) An introduction to CI and the CI assessment process Nov. 2016
Training Video 2 – Process Overview (MP4 – 19:40) An overview of the CI assessment process and how to use the tool Nov. 2016
Training Video 3 – Next Steps (MP4 – 8:58) Describes how the CI assessment data will be used Nov. 2016
Transcript – Training Video 1 – Basic Concepts (PDF) Transcript of the training video Nov. 2016
Transcript – Training Video 2 – Process Overview (PDF) Transcript of the training video Nov. 2016
Transcript – Training Video 3 – Process Overview (PDF) Transcript of the training video Nov. 2016
Posters (PDF) Optional visual aid for the workshops Nov. 2016
Templates and Examples
CI Assessment Tool – Consolidated Example (PDF) Provides an example of a completed CI Assessment Tool worksheet Nov. 2016
CI Assessment Summary Report (DOCX) Template summary report Nov. 2016
CI Assessment Summary Report – Example (PDF) Example of a CI assessment summary report Nov. 2016
CI Assessment Recommendations (DOCX) Template recommendations Nov. 2016
CI Assessment Recommendations – Example (PDF) Example of CI assessment recommendations Nov. 2016
Kick-Off Meeting Invitation (DOCX) Template email Nov. 2016
Homework Email (DOCX) Template email Nov. 2016
Follow-Up Meeting Invitation (DOCX) Template email Nov. 2016