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Participant Funding Program decision – CNSC staff meetings with Environmental Non-Governmental Organization Forum members in 2022

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has offered funding through its Participant Funding Program to assist Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) in participating in meetings with CNSC staff as part of the ENGO forum in 2022.

The information gathered from these meetings 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 applications received by the CNSC’s PFP administrator and to make recommendations on the allocation of funding to the applicants.

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 5 PFP applications requesting a total of $23,923.

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 ENGOs in participating in meetings with CNSC staff as part of the ENGO forum in 2022 and approved the reimbursement of up to $20,200.

Applicants Maximum amount of available funding
Nuclear Transparency Project $6,750
Saskatchewan Environmental Society $3,550
Canadian Environmental Law Association $3,550
Ottawa Riverkeeper $2,800
Northwatch $3,550
Total $20,200

Additional information:

Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC

Tel.: 613-415-2814


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