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CNSC Participant Funding Program decision - Meeting with Curve Lake First Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, and Alderville First Nation regarding Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' Near Surface Facility and Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure Projects, as well as Global First Power's small modular reactor

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) offered funding under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to facilitate a meeting on October 29, 2019 between Curve Lake First Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, Alderville First Nation, and CNSC staff. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Near Surface Facility and Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure Projects, as well as Global First Power’s small modular reactor.

The information gathered from the meeting will be included in the relevant Commission member document in order to bring any value-added information directly to the Commission.


PFP support for CNSC meetings on matters of regulatory interest was made available by the CNSC 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 member was Paul Scott, retired regional director of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s Vancouver office.      

The FRC reviewed three PFP applications received by the CNSC, requesting a total of $444.98.

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 Williams Treaties First Nations to meet with CNSC staff and approved the reimbursement of up to $444.98.

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Curve Lake First Nation $243.43
Hiawatha First Nation $111.34
Alderville First Nation $90.21
Total $444.98

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

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