Business Continuity Awareness Week!

RIE Toronto is looking forward to celebrating another Business Continuity Awareness Week!

BCAW is an international initiative with the goal to help organizations raise internal awareness of the importance of business continuity. It is also an opportunity for practitioners to come together to discuss best practices, network, and share information.

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) returns in 2024 with a significant new focus marking a fresh beginning for this highly-anticipated campaign. This year, the campaign will focus on Resilience, alongside business continuity, its name evolving to become BCAW+R. – Business Continuity & Resilience Awareness Week.

The transformation comes as a result of the exponential development the resilience discipline has undergone - and it now being at the epicentre of the business continuity dialogue.

This change reflects the evolution of the discipline and our industry as a whole. Watch out for further announcements over the next few months as we build towards the first BCAW+R, which will take place from 13th to 17th May 2024 – make sure you save the date!

"Empowering tomorrow: building resilience today"

In 2024, the theme for BCAW+R will focus on the proactive and empowering aspect of building resilience today to prepare for the uncertainties of tomorrow.

This theme aims to raise awareness and support organizations, communities, and professionals/practitioners to take a progressive approach to business continuity and resilience, highlighting the significance of preparedness, community, and collaboration in the face of emerging challenges.

With the theme "Empowering tomorrow: building resilience today" BCAW+R 2024, we want to inspire a proactive mindset, the development of a resilient culture within organizations that also contributes to broader communities and industries.

  • Proactive preparedness: to move beyond reactive measures and embrace a proactive approach to business continuity. 
  • Resilience & innovation: Organizations need to be agile in responding to changing circumstances, leveraging technology, and embracing new strategies to ensure continuity in an ever-changing environment.
  • Building community resilience: there is a growing need for collaboration and knowledge sharing within the community to collectively enhance resilience on a broader scale.
  • Employee engagement: Employee well-being and engagement should be prioritized, as motivated and informed staff contribute significantly to an organization's ability to face challenges and disruptions.
  • Aligning with DEI, environmental, and social responsibility: resilience efforts should align with inclusive and sustainable practices, recognizing the broader impact on the environment and the community.
  • Learning from the past, and preparing for the future:  learn from past incidents and disruptions, using these experiences to refine and strengthen their business continuity plans. 

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