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Participant Funding Program decision – Kebaowek First Nation-CNSC terms of reference for consultation in relation to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure Project and Global First Power's Micro Modular Reactor

The CNSC has offered funding through its Participant Funding Program to assist Kebaowek First Nation (KFN) in participating in meetings for the co-development of terms of reference for consultation in relation to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure Project and Global First Power’s Micro Modular Reactor.

The information gathered from these meetings and activities 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 peoples, 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 application received by the CNSC’s PFP administrator and to make recommendations on the allocation of funding to the applicant.

The FRC members were:

  • Steve Burgess, retired director of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Yves Leboeuf, retired Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency vice-president of operations

The FRC reviewed the PFP application requesting a total of $30,000.

Eligibility and funding criteria

For more information on participant funding and how it works, including details about eligibility and funding criteria, read the PFP guide.

CNSC participant funding decision

The CNSC has carefully considered the FRC’s recommendations on the allocation of participant funding to assist KFN in participating in meetings with CNSC staff and approved the reimbursement of up $30,000.

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Kebaowek First Nation $30,000
Total $30,000


After the initial funding award, KFN and CNSC staff agreed to add Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Near Surface Disposal Facility Project to the terms of reference for consultation.

Additional information

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

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