‘Self-assessment fraud resilience’ tool available online. Calgary looks back at the 2013 floods.

Calgary looks back at the 2013 floods


Three years ago Sunday was the beginning of one of the worst natural disaster in southern Alberta history.  Torrential rain began to fall on June 19, 2013.  More than 200 millimetres came down in the Canmore area in two and a half days, which was ten times the usual amount for this time of year.  When it was done, flooding stretched from the mountain town of Canmore through to the hardest hit area of High River and into Calgary, where it caused billions in damage…


‘Self-assessment fraud resilience’ tool available online

A ‘self-assessment fraud resilience’ (SAFR) tool is available online for free, allowing accountancy firm PKF to help retailers by mitigating their risk to fraud, saving costs and strengthening their bottom line.  “Fraud is a significant problem which undermines the quality and strength of retailers.  The latest global research on the financial cost of fraud indicates that losses…


2 thoughts on “‘Self-assessment fraud resilience’ tool available online. Calgary looks back at the 2013 floods.

  1. Thank you Bridget, I actually did upload the link to the tool you guys developed to our Resources page some time earlier. Now I will use you press release to the main stories page as well. It should come out in 2-3 days. very best


  2. Hi Jelenko

    You might be interested in posting something around the following:

    Is your community organisation prepared for the impacts of an extreme weather event?​

    The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has launched its new Disaster Resilience Benchmarking Tool to help community organisations get ready in the event of an emergency or disaster.

    Resilient Community Organisations is a toolkit to support community organisations to assess their preparedness and build resilience to disasters and emergencies.

    Community service organisations are often the first port of call for many people affected by a disaster. But how ready are we? How prepared is the community sector to support and protect the people most at risk if a disaster hits?

    In 2013, ACOSS conducted a survey – the world’s first – to find out how vulnerable our sector is to extreme weather events. The findings were alarming – 50% of organisations would not be able to operate for a week, and a further 25% would close permanently if their buildings and critical infrastructure were damaged.

    To help you to find out whether your organisation is prepared, ACOSS has developed the Disaster Resilience Benchmarking Tool. The tool has six steps, each with its own specific resources, to help you assess and build your capacity for weathering a disaster. You can work through the tools at your own pace; click here to start now.

    By planning ahead, and ensuring that our workplaces are prepared, we can be assured that, when disasters and emergencies strike, we will be able to support those affected the most.

    Be one of the first to try out this tool, and work out whether your organisation is ready.
    Share it with your networks and help us get the word out to get prepared.


    Click here to read ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie’s opinion piece on long term effects of extreme weather events in the Sydney Morning Herald.


    Bridget Tehan

    Senior Policy Analyst Emergency Management
    Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS)
    Level 8, 128 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
    03 9235 1024
    0405 246 551


    VCOSS acknowledges the traditional owners of country and pays its respects to Elders past and present.


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