To recognize the leadership of communities that have concluded their participation in the site selection process, the NWMO developed funding programs acknowledging the substantial contribution they made on behalf of all Canadians. Each of the communities listed below actively participated in Phase 2 of Preliminary Assessments, and have helped pave the way for the safe and secure long-term management of used nuclear fuel in Canada.
While no longer active in site selection, these communities effectively launched the process for Canada. Through their willingness to learn about the project, they have advanced the implementation of our country's plan. They helped shape and evolve the activities required to ensure meaningful community involvement, and led the way in defining how safety needs to be demonstrated.
Additionally, they helped lay the basis for working in partnership with local and surrounding communities, and First Nations and Métis peoples. Their involvement helped building understanding about how the Adaptive Phased Management project can be used to further local community objectives.
Administered by communities, the funding is intended to support continuing efforts to build community sustainability and well-being. Examples of activities that could be supported include:
- Projects, programs or services for community youth
- Scholarship programs for community youth
- 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