Given the long timeframes associated with the implementation of Canada’s plan for the long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel (known as Adaptive Phased Management), inter-generational considerations are an important factor informing the work of the NWMO.
The NWMO has consistently articulated a committment to intergenerational fairness and inclusiveness. It is important that youth continue to be involved in the NWMO’s current range of engagement activities and that they are recognized as a key stakeholder group locally, regionally, provincially and nationally who must be provided adequate opportunity to become engaged and informed.
NWMO has involved youth in its engagement program for many years in a variety of different ways. For example, the NWMO includes youth in social research and dialogue activities; involves Aboriginal youth in engagement inititives and fora; provides presentations to post-secondary students in relevant disciplines; supports and promotes youth science education through the Corporate Social Responsibility Program (CSRP); and, presents engagement opportunities for youth at the local level in interested siting communities.
To learn more about how the NWMO has and continues to engage youth, please see the following pages: