OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 24, 2012) - NAV CANADA, the private-sector company responsible for the Canadian civil air navigation service, has received an Award of Excellence from the DISASTER RECOVERY INSTITUTE CANADA (DRI CANADA). The Awards are granted by DRI CANADA in recognition of excellence in continuity planning by business and government organizations in Canada.
The 6th Annual Awards of Excellence were handed out at the World Conference on Disaster Management, held recently in Toronto. NAV CANADA won the award for its business continuity management program, in the Large Organization category.
"NAV CANADA is honoured to achieve this national recognition for its efforts in such a critical area of our business," said John Crichton, President and CEO. "The Award of Excellence pays tribute to the dedication and hard work of our employees, who have put in place the blueprint for safeguarding our people and our operations should they be threatened by any form of man-made incident or natural disaster."
DRI CANADA's awards program recognizes organizations that attain a high level of excellence in the field of business continuity management. To qualify for the award, each organization had to demonstrate significant accomplishment in three professional areas: continuity management; technology recovery; and crisis management.
The award entries underwent a rigorous assessment by an evaluation team made up of experienced professionals from various industries and governments across the country.
Marking 15 years as Canada's private sector civil air navigation service provider (ANSP), with operations from coast to coast to coast, NAV CANADA provides air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.