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CNSC Participant Funding Program decision: CNSC staff meeting with Clearwater River Dene Nation regarding NexGen's Rook I Project and other projects in its traditional territory

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) offered funding under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to facilitate a meeting on October 11, 2019, between the Clearwater River Dene Nation and CNSC staff. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss NexGen’s Rook I Project and other projects in the Clearwater River Dene Nation’s traditional territory.

The information gathered from the meeting will be included in the relevant Commission member document and presented directly to the Commission.


Participant funding 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 had one member, Steve Burgess, retired Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency director.

The CNSC received one PFP application, which 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 to enable the Clearwater River Dene Nation to meet with CNSC staff and approved the reimbursement of up to $10,944.80.

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Clearwater River Dene Nation $10,944.80
Total $10,944.80

Additional information:

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

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