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Participant funding for the renewal of Ontario Power Generation's nuclear power reactor site preparation licence for the Darlington New Nuclear Project

This participant funding offering is open from October 15 to November 30, 2020.

Participant funding notice

The CNSC will hold a public hearing on June 9–10, 2021, to consider an application from OPG to renew its nuclear power reactor site preparation licence for the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP). The licence will expire in August 2022. OPG is proposing to locate the DNNP on its Darlington Nuclear Generating Station site in the Municipality of Clarington, approximately 65 km east of Toronto, Ontario.

The CNSC is offering participant funding to assist Indigenous peoples, members of the public, and stakeholders in reviewing OPG’s application and associated documents, and in participating in the Commission hearing process by providing topic-specific interventions to the Commission. 

Up to $100,000 in participant funding will be disbursed among all eligible applicants for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information through informed and topic-specific interventions to the Commission. Funding will be awarded for the review of documentation, including CNSC staff’s documents and OPG’s Commission member documents, and for participation in the public Commission hearing. Funding for travel to the Commission hearing is within the scope of this opportunity. However, due to potential travel restrictions or limitations relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission will announce whether there will be in-person oral presentations at the Commission hearing at a later date.

To apply, please submit a participant funding application form. Certain terms and conditions apply. You can submit the form by:

  • Email:
  • Mail: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    c/o Participant Funding Program administrator
    P.O. Box 1046, Station B
    280 Slater Street
    Ottawa, ON, Canada  K1P 5S9
  • Fax: 613-995-5086

Deadline for submitting a participant funding application: November 30, 2020.

A funding review committee that is independent of the CNSC will consider all applications for funding and make recommendations on the allocation of funds.

For information on how to participate, view the Participate in a public Commission hearing and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

For questions about this specific funding opportunity, contact:

Adam Zenobi
Participant Funding Program Administrator

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