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Participant funding for Ontario Power Generation's application for authorization to operate Pickering Nuclear Generating Station Units 5 to 8 until 2026

This participant funding opportunity is open from August 8 to October 2, 2023.

Participant funding notice

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a public hearing in June 2024 to consider an application from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for authorization to operate Pickering Nuclear Generating Station Units 5 to 8 until December 2026. Units 1 and 4 will shut down as currently planned by December 31, 2024.

The CNSC is offering participant funding to assist Indigenous Nations and communities, members of the public and stakeholders in reviewing OPG’s application and associated documents, and in participating in the Commission hearing process by providing topic-specific interventions to the Commission.

Up to $100,000 in participant funding will be disbursed among all eligible applicants for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information through informed and topic-specific interventions to the Commission. Funding will be awarded for the review of documentation, including CNSC staff’s and OPG’s Commission member documents, and for participation in the public Commission hearing.

To apply, please submit a participant funding application form. Certain terms and conditions apply. You can submit the form by:


Mail: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
c/o Participant Funding Program Administrator
280 Slater St
PO Box 1046 Stn B
Ottawa ON  K1P 5S9

Fax: 613-995-5086

Deadline for submitting a participant funding application: October 2, 2023

A funding review committee, independent of the CNSC, will consider all applications for funding and make recommendations on the allocation of funds.

For information on how to participate, consult the Participate in a public Commission hearing and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

For questions about this specific funding opportunity, please contact:
Participant Funding Program Administrator

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