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Participant Funding Program decision – Participation of Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation in the federal, provincial, and Indigenous review team for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure Project

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering funding under matters of regulatory interest to Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AOPFN) to assist with participating in the federal, provincial, and Indigenous review team for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure Project. The funding is also to support AOPFN’s continued participation in the environmental assessment process.

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 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 application received by the CNSC’s PFP administrator and to make recommendations on the allocation of funding to the applicant.

The FRC members were:

  • Mr. Steve Burgess, retired director, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Mr. James Taylor, retired senior advisor, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

The FRC reviewed the PFP application that was received by the CNSC.

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 AOPFN and approved the reimbursement of up to $95,000.

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation $95,000
Total $95,000

Additional information

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

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