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CNSC Participant Funding Program decision: CNSC staff meeting with Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation regarding proposed projects by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Global First Power in their traditional territory

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) offered funding under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to facilitate a meeting on November 6, 2019, between Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AOPFN) and CNSC staff. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss projects that Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Global First Power have proposed to establish in AOPFN traditional territory.

The information gathered from the meeting will be included in a relevant Commission member document and presented directly to the Commission.


The CNSC made PFP support available to:

  • enhance Indigenous and stakeholder participation in the CNSC’s environmental assessment and licensing processes;
  • help Indigenous peoples, the public, and stakeholders bring valuable information to the Commission

A funding review committee (FRC), independent from the CNSC, was established to review the funding application received by the CNSC’s PFP administrator and to make recommendations on the allocation of funding to the applicant.

The FRC had one member, Mr. Steve Burgess, retired Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency director.

The CNSC received one PFP application and this was reviewed by the FRC, requesting a total of $2,046.

Eligibility and funding criteria

For more information on participant funding and how it works, including details on eligibility and funding criteria, please read the PFP guide.

CNSC participant funding decision

The CNSC carefully considered the FRC’s recommendation on the allocation of participant funding for AOPFN to meet with CNSC staff, and approved the reimbursement of up to $2,046.

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation $2,046
Total $2,046

Additional information:
Adam Zenobi
Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC
Tel.: 613-415-2814

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