Step 4: Plan Implementation

Now it is time to put the plan into action.A� This involves implementing the plana��s strategies, checking progress on a regular basis, and setting up a planning cycle for plan revisions and updates.

Activity 1 – Implementing the Resilience Plan

In this activity implementation your communitya��s plan will begin trough work on the actions or strategies you identified to increase disaster resilience

Activity 2 – Evaluating Progress

It is important to continually evaluate progress on a community-managed implementation process.A�A� In this activity, you should evaluate the progress on activities, time frames, budget, and the impact of your resilience strategies.

Activity 3 – Continue Planning

Remember that resilience is process. There is no end state. Resilience evolves as your community evolves and changes over time.A� This process of re-evaluating starts the planning cycle again.A� This activity involves making changes to your plan that are based on your communitya��s progress.

Case Study

After completing an analysis of local capabilities and vulnerabilities, West Branch, NS began to clarify specific actions to develop community disaster resilience. The majority of this work focused on enhancing the ability of the West Branch Community Hall to serve as a Comfort Centre during crisis, while securing additional personnel and resources for the River John Fire Department. Lobbying efforts regarding environmental concerns and educational initiatives tackling local hazards, First Response and disaster resiliency were also highlighted as critical elements of effective disaster resilience enhancement.