Associations & Institutes

Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)

Founded in 1950, RIMS is a US-based global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Initially RIMS had a focus on risk from an insurance perspective but that has shifted to an enterprise risk management focus. RIMS. Its membership is more than 10,000 risk management professionals who operate in more than 120 countries.

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The SRA provides an open forum for anyone interested in risk analysis – which puts a focus on risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk. SRA interests include risks to human health and the environment, both built and natural. SRA publishes a scholarly Journal on new developments in the theory and practice of risk analysis for researchers from a wide range of disciplines.

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM)

Based in the UK, the IRM was founded in 1986 to address a growing need to enhance the skills and knowledge of risk professions. The IRM provides several diploma level courses and has emerged to become a leading force in risk management education, with around 3,000 members in over 50 countries worldwide.

Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

GARP has its focus in the areas of financial and energy risk management. GARP provides professional designation with the FRM (Financial Risk Manager) and ERP (Energy Risk Professional) certifications. It has over 150,000 members in 195 countries with over 22,000 Certified FRMs worldwide.

Nonprofit Risk Management Centre (NRMC)

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center was established in 1990 to provide assistance and resources for community-serving nonprofit organizations. The NRMC provides a wide range of services (from technical assistance to software to training and consulting help) on a vast array of risk management topics (from employment practices, to insurance purchasing to internal controls and preventing child abuse).


Institute for Risk Research (IRR) and Network for Environmental Risk Assessment and Management (NERAM)

IRR and NERAM are located at the University of Waterloo and were founded in 1981 & 1995 respectively. They are networks of expertise in risk management for the environment (NERAM) and risk in general (IRR).

Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat (TBS)

TBS provides a website that contains tools and guides for risk management to assist public servants including defining specific roles and responsibilities. These tools and guides are instructive to all risk managers.

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