Participant Funding Program decision – Global First Power’s draft environmental impact statement for the Micro Modular Reactor project
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced on May 9, 2022, that it was offering up to $250,000 under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to assist Indigenous Nations and communities, members of the public and stakeholders in reviewing Global First Power’s draft environmental impact statement for the Micro Modular Reactor project.
The CNSC made participant funding available:
- for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information to the Commission through informed and topic-specific interventions
- to assist interested parties to review GFP’s draft EIS and related documentation for the MMR Project
A funding review committee (FRC), independent of the CNSC, was established to review the funding applications received by the CNSC’s PFP administrator and to make recommendations on allocating up to $250,000 to eligible applicants. The FRC was given the flexibility to recommend funding beyond $250,000 based on the value-added nature of the funding applications received.
The FRC members were:
- Yves Leboeuf, retired vice-president of operations, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
- Kurt Saunders, retired director, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
- James Taylor, retired Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada senior advisor
On September 28, 2022, the FRC met to review the 14 PFP applications received, requesting a total of $583,702.50.
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 and approved the reimbursement of up to $434,859.50 to the following recipients:
|Applicant||Maximum amount of available funding|
|Curve Lake First Nation||$18,700|
|Kebaowek First Nation||$90,000|
|Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg||$68,860|
|Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation||$90,011.50|
|Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County||$5,000|
|Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation||$9,900|
|Nuclear Transparency Project||$4,000|
|Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility||$13,600|
|Algonquins of Ontario||$65,456|
|Metis Nation of Ontario||$20,332|
Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC
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