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Participant Funding Program decision – Environmental Non-Governmental Organization Forum meetings

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has offered funding through its Participant Funding Program (PFP), under meetings for matters of regulatory interest, to environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) to hold up to 2 meetings with CNSC staff during the first half of 2023.

The information gathered from these meetings will be included in relevant Commission member documents so that any valuable information can be brought directly to the Commission.


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, 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 applications received by the CNSC’s PFP administrator and to make recommendations on the allocation of funding to the applicants.

The FRC member was:

  • Kurt Saunders, retired director, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The FRC reviewed the 5 PFP applications received, requesting a total of $9,600.

Eligibility and funding criteria

For more information on participant funding and how it works, including details on eligibility and funding criteria, read the PFP guide.

CNSC participant funding decision

The CNSC carefully considered the FRC’s recommendations on the allocation of participant funding to assist ENGO Forum members and approved the reimbursement of up $9,600 to the following recipients:

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Nuclear Transparency Project $4,000
Saskatchewan Environmental Society $1,400
Canadian Environmental Law Association $1,400
Ottawa Riverkeeper $1,400
Northwatch $1,400
Total $9,600

Additional information

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

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