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Participant Funding Program decision – Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation's final remarks to the Commission in relation to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' Near Surface Disposal Facility

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering funding to Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AOPFN). The purpose of this funding is to assist AOPFN in submitting final written remarks to the Commission in relation to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Near Surface Disposal Facility.


The CNSC made participant funding available to:

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

A funding review committee (FRC), independent of 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:

  • Yves Leboeuf, retired vice-president of operations, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

On June 1, 2023 the FRC reviewed the PFP application received by the CNSC.

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 (PDF, 706 KB).

CNSC participant funding decision

The CNSC carefully considered the FRC’s recommendation on the allocation of participant funding to assist AOPFN and approved the reimbursement of up to $15,000.

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation $15,000
Total $15,000

Additional information

Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC

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