CNSC Participant Funding Program decision: CNSC staff meeting with Indigenous communities and organizations in northern Saskatchewan to discuss CNSC-regulated uranium mines and mills

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) offered funding under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to facilitate a meeting on September 5, 2019, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, between Indigenous communities and organizations in northern Saskatchewan to discuss CNSC-regulated uranium mines and mills.

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.

Background

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 applicants.

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 FRC met to review four PFP applications received by the CNSC, requesting a total of $41,912.18.

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 for a meeting with Indigenous communities and organizations in northern Saskatchewan to discuss CNSC-regulated uranium mines and mills, and approved the reimbursement of up to $33,812.18 to the following recipients:

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Ya’thi Nene Land and Resource Office $24,248.72
English River First Nation $5,945
Métis Nation-Saskatchewan $2,129.83
Kineepik Métis Local $1,488.63
Total $33,812.18

Additional information:

Adam Zenobi
Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC
Tel.: 613-415-2814
Email: pfp-pafp@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca

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