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CNSC Participant Funding Program decision: CNSC staff meeting with Métis Nation-Saskatchewan regarding Cameco Corporation's waste facility operating licence amendment for the Beaverlodge Project

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) offered funding under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to facilitate a meeting between the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) and CNSC staff in order to discuss Cameco Corporation’s waste facility operating licence amendment for the Beaverlodge Project, and to enable the MN-S to participate in the related Commission hearing.

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.


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 members were:

  • Paul Scott, retired regional director of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s Vancouver office
  • Bruce Young, retired Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency director

The CNSC received one PFP application, requesting $12,706.11, 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 recommendations on the allocation of participant funding to enable MN-S to meet with CNSC staff and participate at the Commission hearing for Cameco Corporation’s waste facility operating licence amendment for the Beaverlodge Project, and approved the reimbursement of up to $12,706.11 to the following recipient:

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Métis Nation-Saskatchewan $12,706.11
Total $12,706.11

Additional information:

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

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