Participant Funding Program

Hi my name is Adam
and I work at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
or CNSC for short.
Today, I want to talk to you about how the CNSC provides
financial assistance through its Participant Funding Program
to get the public involved in its regulatory activities.
For major nuclear facilities and projects,
our regulatory decision-making process often includes a hearing
with presentations by the public and the nuclear industry.
Through the hearing process,
the Commission seeks valuable information to help it gain
a better understanding of the potential impacts of the
nuclear facility or activity being proposed.
It's important that we hear from individuals,
Aboriginal groups and not-for profit organizations that have
information or expertise
to help the Commission make its decision.
We recognize that participating in a hearing or other regulatory
process, such as an environmental assessment,
takes time, effort and sometimes money.
To encourage the public's involvement,
we offer financial assistance through our
Participant Funding Program.
Eligible expenses include professional fees,
travel and administrative costs.
To apply, complete the application form on our website.
When a funding opportunity becomes available.
Be sure to describe your interest in the project,
how much funding you are requesting and how this funding
will help you participate and bring valuable information
to the Commission.
An independent committee reviews all applications and makes
funding recommendations to CNSC management.
If you are awarded funding, you will need to sign an agreement.
Be aware that only expenses incurred after signing the
contribution agreement will be paid,
so get your application in as soon as a funding opportunity
is advertised.
For more information and to receive e-mail notifications
regarding CNSC activities and funding opportunities
please visit us online.

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