In July 2015, we recognized communities that actively participated in Preliminary Assessment studies and engagement in the areas of Schreiber, Ontario, and Creighton, Saskatchewan.

We had concluded studies in these areas in March 2015, after geological field studies showed limited potential for finding suitable sites for a deep geological repository.

The following communities were active participants in Phase 2 initial studies and are eligible to receive $250,000 in recognition funding.

  • Creighton, SK
  • Denare Beach, SK
  • Flin Flon, MB
  • Pays Plat First Nation, ON
  • Schreiber, ON
  • Terrace Bay, ON

Each community must create a well-being reserve fund (or similar mechanism) to manage the funding. Examples of activities that could be supported by the fund include:

  • Projects, programs or services for community youth
  • Scholarship programs for community youth
  • Projects or programs to support community and strategic planning
  • Projects, programs or services for Elders and community seniors
  • Projects or programs to support community sustainability
  • Projects or programs to support community economic development
  • Projects or programs to support energy efficiency