In addition to collaborating with individuals and communities, we work closely with several important advisory bodies, including our Advisory Council and Council of Elders. Our work also benefits from ongoing collaboration with technical and scientific experts around the globe, as well as sister organizations in many countries.
Looking ahead, collaboration will play an even greater role in all aspects of our work, as we continue through the site selection process and eventually enter into the construction and operational phases of the project.
Collaboration with both specialists and the public was key to the design of Canada's plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel. The work of the NWMO is guided by the values and objectives identified during this process. Collaboration is now at the heart of the plan's implementation.
We are committed to collaborating with all interested and potentially affected individuals and communities. This includes communities that expressed interest in participating in the siting process, First Nation and Métis communities in the area, and surrounding municipalities. We also place a strong importance on youth engagement.