The community of Ignace initiated its area's involvement in the site selection process by formally expressing interest in learning about the project in 2010. With the involvement of Ignace, we are reaching out to other communities in the area to be involved in the process.

In 2019, we announced the community of Ignace is one of two continuing in the site selection process. This decision followed several years of progressively more detailed study and engagement.

The project will only move forward in any area with interested communities, along with First Nation, Métis and surrounding communities, working together to implement it. We are committed to respecting the Indigenous rights and treaties of Indigenous peoples. We also recognize there may be unresolved claims between Indigenous communities and the Crown to be taken into account in relation to a proposed site. 

Preliminary Assessments (Step 3: Phase 2) are now underway in this area. As new information becomes available, we publish updates about what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and future steps.

News and Activities

We have established Learn More offices to help facilitate learning in the areas involved in the site selection process.

Ignace Community Nuclear Liaison Committee (ICNLC)

Community liaison committees act as a resource for communities involved in the site selection process. Set up by municipal councils, independent of the NWMO and comprised of residents from the area, these working groups help community members learn more about Canada’s plan for managing used nuclear fuel, and reflect on interest in hosting the project in the area. You can visit the committee’s website to learn more about the ICNLC.

Ignace Community Nuclear Liaison Committee