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Participant Funding Program decision – CNSC staff meetings with Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation in support of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation-CNSC Engagement Work Plan for 2022–23

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has offered funding through its Participant Funding Program to assist Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AOPFN) in participating in meetings and activities under the AOPFN-CNSC engagement workplan for 2022–23.

The information gathered from these meetings and activities will be included in relevant Commission member documents so that any valuable information gathered can be brought 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 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 members were:

  • Kurt Saunders, retired director, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • James Taylor, retired senior advisor, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

The FRC reviewed the PFP application received, requesting a total of $26,057.50.

Eligibility and funding criteria

For more information about 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 to assist AOPFN and approved the reimbursement of up to $26,057.50.

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation $26,057.50
Total $26,057.50

Additional information

Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC
Tel.: 613-415-2814

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