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Selected References

Many integrated risk management and risk management resources, sources, examples, and case studies are available on the TBS Web site (/rm-gr/site/default.aspx) in the form of documents or links to other Web sites. Selected references follow.

Federal Government

Auditor General of Canada. April 2003 Report, in particular, the Auditor General's Message and Chapter 1—Integrated Risk Management. Available online at

Canadian Centre for Management Development. The following documents available on-line at

  • A Foundation for Developing Risk Management Learning Strategies in the Public Service (2001).
  • Building Trust: A Foundation of Risk Management (2001).
  • A Primer on Risk Management in the Public Service (2001).

Human Resources Development Canada. Integrated Risk Management in HRDC (October 2002). The document details how HRDC managed the department-wide introduction of integrated risk management and lessons learned from this experience; available from HRDC.

Privy Council Office. Available on-line at

  • Risk Management for Canada and Canadians: Report of the ADM Working Group on Risk Management (March 2000).
  • A Framework for the Application of Precaution in Science-based Decision-making about Risk (July 2003).

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. Documents available on-line at /rm-gr/site/default.aspx unless otherwise indicated:

  • Integrated Risk Management Framework (April 2001).
  • TBS Management Accountability Framework (2003). Available at /maf-crg/index-eng.asp.
  • Integrated Risk Management Framework: A Report on Implementation Progress (March 2003). Available at /rm-gr/irmf-cgir/2003-03-rprt-eng.asp.
  • Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service (2003). Available at /veo-bve/.
  • Putting it all Together: Leading Practices and Testimonials of Modern Comptrollership, in particular, risk management case studies, pages 47 70. (March 2003). Available at /cmo_mfc.
  • Changing Management Culture: Models and Strategies to Make It Happen (March 2003). Available at /cmo_mfc.
  • Implementation of the Integrated Risk Management Framework: A Progress Review Plan. Prepared by T.K. Gussman Associates Inc. for TBS (January 18, 2002). Available at /rm-gr/irmfic/progrev-eng.asp.
  • Inventory of Federal Risk Management Tools and Departmental Training (December 2001). Available at /pubs_pol/dcgpubs/RiskManagement/ifrmtdt-rofmmgrgf-eng.asp
  • Best Practices in Risk Management: Private and Public Sectors Internationally, Prepared by KPMG LLP for TBS (April 1999).
  • Review of Canadian Best Practices in Risk Management, Prepared by Performance Management Network Inc. for TBS (April 1999).
  • Risk Innovation and Values—Examining the Tensions, Prepared for TBS by Otto Brodtrick, Centre for Public Management, (April 1999).

The Conference Board of Canada

The following documents are available on-line to members of The Conference Board of Canada at

  • Getting Reputation Right/A Risky Business, Glenda Myles and Karen Schoening-Thiessen (June 2003).
  • Valuing Risk Management Performance, Proceedings of the 2002 Risk Management Conference. Karen Thiessen. Sponsored by TBS. Also available on-line within the federal Public Service at /rm-gr/site/default.aspx.
  • Integrating Risk Management Through a Change Management Process, Karen Thiessen (October 2001).
  • Forewarned is Forearmed/Identification and Measurement in Integrated Risk Management. Kimberley Birkbeck (January 1999).
  • Realizing the Rewards in Risk Management/How Integrated Risk Management Can Benefit Your Organization. Kimberley Birkbeck (June 1998).
  • A Conceptual Framework for Integrated Risk Management. Lucy Nottingham (September 1997).

Canadian Standards Association

Risk Management: Guideline for Decision-Makers, CAN/CSA-Q850-97 (October 1997).

Other Governments

Australia/New Zealand

Documents available through the Standards Australia portal at

  • HB 143:1999 Guidelines for managing risk in the Australian and New Zealand public sector. A Joint Australian/New Zealand Handbook prepared by Joint Technical Committee OB/7 Risk Management, Standards Association of Australia, ISBN 0 7337 2815 4.
  • HB 142 1999 A basic introduction to managing risk using the Australian and New Zealand Risk Management Standard, AS/NZS 4360:1999. An Australian Handbook prepared by Joint Technical Committee OB/7 Risk Management, Standards Association of Australia, ISBN 0 7337 2794 8.
  • Australian/New Zealand Risk Management Standard, AS/NZS 4360:1999.

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