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Centre risque & performance (CRP)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 4226 Fax: (514) 340-4173
Primary sphere of excellence in research
Environment, Economy, and Society

Research areas description


The Centre risque & performance (CRP) uses a preventive approach that allows the consideration of all possible risks, whether technological, natural or human. Based on the evaluation of acceptable consequences of the potential degradation of a resource or the failure of a Critical Infrastructure (CI), the CRP distinguishes itself of traditional risk analysis. The CRP responds to the needs of its public and private partners by developing emergency planning and business continuity tools. This work leads to new challenges linked to the evaluation of the resilience of organizations in a context of climate change and sustainable development.


  • Develop a methodology of interdependency evaluation and modeling between Critical Infrastructure and   management of cascading effects;

  • Create operational planning tools of emergency measures and business continuity in order to respond to   the potential failure of a Critical Infrastructure in a single socio-economic environment;

  • Develop a methodology that will evaluate organizational resiliency;

  • Validate and integrate the CRP tools into day-to-day professional activities of the manufacturing industry and to small and medium-sized enterprise;

  • Train highly qualified personnel in the risk management and analysis field, in organizational resiliency and interdependency evaluation.


1- Research and Development

  • Develop a web-based tool dedicated to the modeling in time and space of cascading effects between Critical Infrastructure;

  • Conceive evaluation tools of the vulnerability of infrastructures and CI facilities to climate change;

  • Develop analysis and diagnosis tools of the resilience potential of an organization (manufacturing industry, small and medium-sized enterprise, large-scale buildings);

2- training

  • The program is open to graduate students and aims to develop leading-edge expertise in emergency management, resiliency and business continuity.


The Centre is directed by Professor Benoît Robert. As of 2011, the Centre comprised of 10 students, including 3 at a doctoral level, 4 at a master level and 3 interns, as well as 3 research associates.

Research staff

Professors / researchers (2)
Number of graduate students: 10
Number of research agents: 3

External sources of funding

  • Agence métropolitaine de transport

  • Bell Canada

  • Centre de services partagés du Québec (CSPQ) 

  • Defense Research & Development Canada

  • Gaz Métro

  • Hydro Québec

  • Industry Canada

  • Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec

  • Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et des Exportations du Québec

  • Ministère des Transports du Québec

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research

  • Council of Canada (NSERC)

  • Organisation de Sécurité Civile du Québec

  • Public Safety Canada

  • Société de transport de Montréal

  • Ville de Montréal

  • Ville de Québec

Press review about Centre risque & performance (CRP)

December 12, 2022, CKRL | Futur Simple , Émission du 12 décembre Benoît Robert, professeur titulaire au Département de mathématiques et génie industriel et directeur du Centre risque et performance (CRP), qui étudie la résilience et les effets dominos entre plusieurs réseaux soumis à des aléas, discute à propos de la prévention des inondations (53:20). 
June 27, 2015, ICI Radio-Canada Première, Samedi et rien d'autre - 10:28, La métropole, qui comptera cet été plus de 74 chantiers sur son réseau routier, serait-elle en mesure de procéder à l'évacuation de sa population malgré les interminables bouchons? Benoit Robert, directeur du Centre risque et performance de Polytechnique, fait le tour de la question.