The Centre for Resilience of Critical Infrastructure (CRCI) is an initiative of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering to advance the field of infrastructure engineering and the understanding and practice of infrastructure resilience. The CRCI builds upon the University’s existing world-class reputation in engineering and the built environment, bringing together expertise in research and practice from around the world, across government, academia and industry.
The CRCI structure and philosophy is based upon the government’s identified vision for future Canadian capability. The Centre was established due to the government concern that there exists a lack of competent skills and practice of resilience planning in Canada and a lack of professional understanding of the requirements. The CRCI was established to identify competencies amongst stakeholders, while the Sandford Fleming Forum seeks to address the issue of understanding by engaging directly with the professional community of governments, clients, consultants and academia to promote discussion on current and emerging threats and concepts.