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 Cities of New Brunswick Association

  • The Federation of Canadian Municipalities

  • The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association

  • The Ontario Small Urban Municipalities

  • The Rural Ontario Municipal Association

  • The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities

  • The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association

  • The Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick

The Municipal Forum

The Municipal Forum was established in 2009 in collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the voice of municipal government across Canada. The forum is an assembly of municipal association representatives with experience and expertise on municipal issues and challenges.

The Municipal Forum helps the NWMO to: 

  • Incorporate best practices when communicating with local governments and associations
  • Broaden its awareness-building activities and municipal outreach both in the nuclear provinces and nationally
  • Understand the needs and practices of municipalities that are considering hosting this national infrastructure project
These are essential components of implementing Adaptive Phased Management