The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) recently donated $10,000 to the Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey (WHSBG).
“The NWMO’s donation to the Women’s House will provide support for some of our community’s most vulnerable women and families,” said Mary Smith, Property Manager, WHSBG.
Women’s House is a charitable organization that provides protective services for women and children in need throughout the region. These services include providing safe, temporary shelter for women and children, 24-hour support lines, community counselling, and support groups. Recently, Women’s House began construction of a new backyard space at its Kincardine shelter. The outdoor space includes garden planters, a playground and a fenced-in dog-run.
“The NWMO continues to support the important work being done in the communities we are working with,” said Jonathan Zettel, NWMO Regional Communication Manager for South Bruce.
The NWMO has a Local Sponsorship and Donations program that supports municipal and Indigenous communities involved in the site selection process. It’s part of our commitment to leaving communities better off for working with us and being good corporate citizens.
The NWMO is a not-for-profit organization implementing Canada’s plan to safely contain and isolate used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.
Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Ignace area and South Bruce, both in Ontario.