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Participant Funding Program decision – CNSC staff meeting with Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation to participate in the CNSC's Independent Environmental Monitoring Program

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has offered funding under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to facilitate a meeting between Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AOPFN) and CNSC staff. The purpose of the meeting was for AOPFN to participate in the CNSC’s Independent Environmental Monitoring Program related to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Chalk River Laboratories site.

The information gathered from the meeting 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 from 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:

  • Bruce Young, retired director of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • James Taylor, retired senior advisor of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

The FRC reviewed the PFP application requesting a total of $6,815.60.

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 recommendation on the allocation of participant funding for AOPFN and approved the reimbursement of up to $6,815.60.

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation $6,815.60
Total $6,815.60

Additional information:

Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC

Tel.: 613-415-2814


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