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CNSC Participant Funding Program decision – Meeting with Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick Regarding regulated facilities and activities in Wolastoqey Nation's Traditional Territory, and CNSC Lab visit

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) offered funding under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to facilitate a meeting on June 11 and 12, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, between Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick (WNNB) and CNSC staff in order to discuss CNSC-regulated facilities and activities in WNNB’s traditional territory, and to provide for a visit to the CNSC lab.

The information gathered from the meeting will be included in the relevant Commission member document in order to bring any value-added information directly to the Commission.


PFP support for CNSC meetings on matters of regulatory interest was made available by the CNSC to:

  • enhance Indigenous and stakeholder participation in the CNSC’s environmental assessment and licensing processes
  • help Indigenous peoples, 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 member was Bruce Young, retired Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency director.     

The CNSC received one PFP application requesting $3,096.76, and this was reviewed by the FRC.

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 recommendation on the allocation of participant funding for the WNNB to meet with CNSC staff and approved the reimbursement of up to $3,096.76.

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick $3,096.76
Total $3,096.76

Additional information:

Adam Zenobi
Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC
Tel.: 613-992-8469

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