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Participant Funding Program decision – Cameco Corporation's Beaverlodge Project licence renewal

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced on September 12, 2022, that it was offering up to $50,000 under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to assist Indigenous Nations and communities, members of the public and stakeholders in reviewing Cameco Corporation’s application for a 2-year licence renewal for the Beaverlodge Project, and in submitting comments in writing to the Commission.


The CNSC made participant funding available:

  • for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information to the Commission through informed and topic-specific interventions
  • to assist interested parties to review Cameco’s licence renewal application and in submitting comments in writing to the Commission. 

A funding review committee (FRC), independent of the CNSC, was established to review the funding applications received by the CNSC’s PFP administrator and to make recommendations on allocating up to $50,000 to eligible applicants.  

The FRC members were:

  • Steve Burgess, retired Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency director
  • Kurt Saunders, retired Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency director

On October 20, 2022, the FRC met to review the PFP application.

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 recommendations on the allocation of participant funding and approved the reimbursement of up to $38,3885 to the following recipient:

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Ya’thi Nene Land and Resource Office $38,885
Total $38,885

Additional information:
Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC

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