PFP funding opportunities

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Project-specific funding

  • supports participation in the CNSC’s regulatory review processes (e.g., licensing renewal or environmental assessment).

Funding for general matters of regulatory interest

  • supports participation in meetings with CNSC staff on topics of regulatory interest, CNSC targeted studies or monitoring, or the topics of regulatory interest list.

Project-specific funding

Click on the funding opportunities below to learn more about the project description, application form, and application deadline.

If you have any questions regarding the PFP program, how to access these funding opportunities, or complete the relevant PFP application form, please review the PFP Guide and/or contact the PFP administrator

2019 funding opportunities

Name of project Maximum amount Application deadline
Participant funding for the hearing to consider Saskatchewan Research Council’s application to decommission its SLOWPOKE-2 reactor $15,000 July 12, 2019
Participant funding for the renewal of BWXT’s operating licence $50,000 September 3, 2019
Participant Funding for the Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines and Mills in Canada: 2018 $50,000 July 26, 2019
Participant Funding for the Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium and Nuclear Substance Processing Facilities in Canada: 2018 $35,000 July 26, 2019
Participant Funding for the Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Generating Sites: 2018 $35,000

June 7, 2019
Now closed

Participant Funding for the Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2018 $25,000 June 7, 2019
Now closed
Participant funding for Cameco Corporation's waste facility operating licence amendment for the Beaverlodge Project $50,000 May 24, 2019
Now closed
Participant Funding for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.’s Near Surface Disposal Facility Project $150,000 May 24, 2019
Now closed
Participant Funding for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.’s In Situ Decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor-1 Project $150,000 May 24, 2019
Now closed
Participant Funding for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.’s Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure Project $150,000 May 24, 2019
Now closed
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision – CNSC Staff Meeting with Sagkeeng Anicinabe First Nation Regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ In Situ Decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor #1 Project N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision – Black River First Nation, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, and Hollow Water First Nation Indigenous Knowledge Study in Relation to the In Situ Decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor #1 Project N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision – CNSC Staff Meeting with the Manitoba Métis Federation Regarding Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ In Situ Decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor #1 Project N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision – CNSC Staff Meeting With the Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick Regarding CNSC-Regulated Facilities and Activities in Wolastoqey Nation’s Traditional Territory N/A N/A
Participant Funding for the Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Sites: 2018 $50,000 May 17, 2019
Now closed
Participant Funding for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.’s nuclear research and test establishment decommissioning licence renewal for the Whiteshell Laboratories site $50,000 May 10, 2019
Now closed

Participant funding for Orano Canada Inc.’s uranium mine decommissioning licence renewal for the Cluff Lake Project

Participant funding for Orano Canada Inc.’s uranium mine decommissioning licence renewal for the Cluff Lake Project – PFP Decision Report

$75,000 February 15, 2019
Now closed
Participant funding for the hearing to consider the renewal of Best Theratronics Ltd.’s operating licence $35,000 January 25, 2019
Now closed

Past funding opportunities

2018

2018

Name of project Maximum amount Application deadline
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision – CNSC Staff Meeting with English River First Nation Regarding the CNSC's Regulatory Oversight Role for Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision – CNSC Staff Meeting with the Ya'thi Néné Land and Resource Office Regarding the CNSC's Regulatory Oversight Role for Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision – CNSC Staff Meeting With the Williams Treaties First Nations Regarding CNSC-Regulated Facilities and Activities in Williams Treaties' Traditional Territory N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision – Algonquins of Ontario Indigenous Knowledge and Land Use and Occupancy Study in Relation to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' Near Surface Disposal Facility and Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure Projects N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision – CNSC Staff Meeting With the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Regarding CNSC-Regulated Facilities and Activities in the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan's Traditional Territory N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision − CNSC Staff Meeting with Métis Nation of Ontario Region 7 to Discuss CNSC's Regulatory Oversight Role Regarding the Bruce Power Site N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision − CNSC Staff Meeting with Mississauga First Nation Regarding the CNSC's Regulatory Oversight Role for Cameco's Blind River Refinery Facility and Decommissioned Uranium Mine Sites in the Elliot Lake Region N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision − CNSC Staff Meeting with Métis Nation of Ontario Region 4  Regarding the CNSC's Regulatory Oversight Role for Cameco's Blind River Refinery Facility and Decommissioned Uranium Mine Sites in the Elliot Lake Region N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision − CNSC Staff Meeting with Métis Nation of Ontario Region 7 to participate in the CNSC's Workshop on the Effects of Thermal Discharges From the Bruce Power Site on Lake and Round Whitefish N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision − CNSC Staff Meeting with the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) Regarding Nuclear Activities Regulated by the CNSC in the SON's Territory N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision − CNSC Staff Meeting with the Algonquins of Ontario to participate in the CNSC's Independent Environmental Monitoring Program N/A N/A
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision − CNSC Staff Meeting with Sagkeeng Anicinabe First Nation Regarding Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' In Situ Decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor No. 1 Project N/A N/A

The Regulatory Oversight Report on Uranium Processing and Nuclear Processing Facilities in Canada: 2017 – Participant funding notice

The Regulatory Oversight Report on Uranium Processing and Nuclear Processing Facilities in Canada: 2017 – PFP Decision Report

$25,000 August 31, 2018
Now closed

The Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2017 – Participant funding notice

Regulatory Oversight Report on Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2017 – PFP Decision Report

$35,000 August 31, 2018
Now closed

Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Generating Sites: 2017 – Participant funding notice

Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Generating Sites: 2017 - PFP Decision Report

$35,000 June 29, 2018
Now closed
CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision - Métis Nation of Ontario Traditional Knowledge and Land Use Study in Relation to the Near Surface Disposal Facility and Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure Projects N/A N/A
Sagkeeng Anicinabe First Nation Traditional Land Use and Occupancy Study in relation to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' proposed WR-1 In Situ Decommissioning Project N/A N/A
Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2017 $25,000 June 29, 2018
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report for Research Reactors and Class 1B Accelerators: 2016 and 2017 $25,000 May 28, 2018
Now closed
CNSC Staff Meeting with Sagkeeng Anicinabe First Nation Regarding Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ In Situ Decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor #1 Project N/A N/A
2017

2017

Name of project Maximum amount Application deadline
CNSC Staff Meeting with the Métis Nation of Ontario Region 4 Regarding the Blind River Refinery N/A N/A
CNSC Staff Meeting with the Métis Nation of Ontario Region 7 Regarding the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station Licence Renewal and Major Component Replacement Application N/A N/A
Manitoba Métis Federation Traditional Knowledge and Land Use Study in relation to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ proposed WR-1 In-Situ Decommissioning Project N/A N/A
CNSC Information-Sharing Meeting with the Métis Nation of Ontario Region 8: Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (NGS) Licence Renewal N/A N/A
Renewal of Ontario Power Generation’s nuclear power reactor operating licence for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station $100,000 December 1, 2017
Now closed
CNSC Staff Meeting with the Council of First Métis People of Canada N/A N/A
CNSC Staff Meetings with the Saugeen Ojibway Nation regarding Bruce Nuclear Generating Station interaction with fisheries resources N/A N/A
CNSC Staff Meeting with the Métis Nation of Ontario Region 7 Regarding the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station licence renewal N/A N/A
Renewal of Bruce Power’s nuclear power reactor operating licence $100,000 November 6, 2017
Now closed
CNSC staff meeting with Curve Lake First Nation to discuss the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s Deloro site licence renewal N/A N/A
CNSC staff meeting with the Métis Nation of Ontario regarding the CNSC’s Independent Environmental Monitoring Program (IEMP) and CNSC regulated facilities in the Port Hope region N/A N/A
Participant funding for Chalk River Laboratories’ site licence renewal $75,000 September 15, 2017
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines and Mills in Canada: 2016 $35,000 August 22, 2017
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium and Nuclear Substance Processing Facilities in Canada: 2016 $25,000 August 21, 2017
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2016 $20,000 June 26, 2017
Now closed
CNSC Staff Meeting With the Métis Nation of Ontario Regarding Bruce Power’s Fisheries Act Authorization Process and Ontario Power Generation’s Western Waste Management Facility Licence Renewal N/A N/A
CNSC Technical Workshop Regarding the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station’s Interaction With Fisheries Resources of the Lake Huron/Saugeen Watershed N/A N/A
CNSC Staff-Facilitated Meeting with the Saugeen Ojibway Nation N/A N/A
CNSC Staff Meeting with Buffalo River Dene Nation and Birch Narrows Dene Nation to Discuss the McClean Lake Operation Licence Renewal N/A N/A

Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Plants: 2016

$35,000 April 28, 2017
Now closed
2016

2016

Name of project Maximum amount* Application deadline
Meeting with the Métis Nation of Ontario Regarding Oversight and Regulation of the Bruce Nuclear Site N/A N/A
Meeting with the Mississauga First Nation Regarding the Performance of the Blind River Facility, Environmental Monitoring of the Elliot Lake Watershed, and Health Effects of Radiation relating to Cameco's Blind River Refinery N/A N/A
Ontario Power Generation Inc.’s Pickering Waste Management Facility licence renewal $50,000 December 9, 2016
Now closed
AREVA’s McClean Lake mine and mill operating licence renewal $75,000 December 12, 2016
Now closed
New Brunswick Power Corporation’s Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station licence renewal $75,000 November 18, 2016
Now closed
Gunnar Remediation Options Workshop with Athabasca Aboriginal Communities N/A N/A
Meeting with Mississauga First Nation Regarding Environmental Sampling Conducted around Cameco’s Blind River Refinery N/A N/A
Ontario Power Generation’s Western Waste Management Facility licence renewal $75,000 October 30, 2016
Now closed
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor #1 Project $100,000 September 30, 2016
Now closed
Meeting with Hiawatha First Nation Regarding the CNSC’s Independent Environmental Monitoring Program and REGDOC-3.2.2, Aboriginal Engagement N/A N/A
Meeting with Mississauga First Nation About Cameco’s Blind River Refinery and the CNSC’s Independent Environmental Monitoring Program N/A N/A
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Near Surface Disposal Facility Project $100,000 September 2, 2016
Now closed

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure Project

$100,000 September 2, 2016
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report for Waste Management, Storage and Processing Facilities in Canada: 2015 $35,000 August 26, 2016
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites $35,000 August 26, 2016
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2015
$20,000 June 17, 2016
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Plants: 2015 $35,000 May 6, 2016
Now closed
Regulatory Oversight Report for Nuclear Processing, Small Research Reactor and Class IB Accelerator Facilities: 2015
$25,000 June 30, 2016
Now closed
Port Hope Area Initiative status report
$25,000 June 30, 2016
Now closed
Cameco’s Port Hope Conversion Facility licence renewal
$50,000 June 30, 2016
Now closed

Funding for general matters of regulatory interest

This funding is designed to enhance public and Indigenous groups' participation in CNSC activities and Commission proceedings.

Support for participation in meetings with CNSC staff and CNSC studies and/or monitoring

Funding in this category supports involvement of public and/or Indigenous groups in activities such as meetings with CNSC staff regarding topics of regulatory interest, as well as participation in CNSC targeted studies and/or monitoring. They are offered on a case-by-case basis for issues or activities under the CNSC's mandate that are of significant interest to the public and/or Indigenous groups. For more information on applying for these potential funding opportunities, please review the Eligibility criteria or Contact the PFP administrator.

PFP funding for topics of regulatory interest

The list of topics of regulatory interest is designed to encourage experts, researchers, academics and Indigenous groups in choosing relevant topics to present value-added information to the Commission as part of its regulatory processes. Research on these topics may have already been conducted, but not yet presented before the Commission.

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