Our engagement with municipal organizations helps us gain insight on municipal perspectives and priorities, and on processes for planning, policy making, and political oversight to help guide engagement.

The Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities (CANHC) provides us with ongoing insight and advice about how we might broaden our municipal outreach.

We also engage national and provincial municipal associations and regularly participate in conferences hosted by numerous organizations. These have included:

  • The Federation of Canadian Municipalities 
  • The Association of Municipalities of Ontario
  • The Rural Ontario Municipal Association
  • The Ontario Small Urban Municipalities
  • The Ontario Small Urban Municipalities
  • The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association
  • The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities
  • The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association
  • The Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick
  • The Cities of New Brunswick Association

The Municipal Forum

The NWMO established the Municipal Forum in 2009. It brings together experts to educate us on best practices when communicating with local governments and associations. The Forum has helped us better understand the needs and practices of municipalities when considering hosting a national infrastructure project. It also facilitates an effective link to municipal associations and their membership, which include hundreds of municipal governments.