Notice of public meeting and participant funding for the Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2015

News Release

May 4, 2016 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a public meeting on September 21 or 22, 2016 in Ottawa, ON, during which CNSC staff will present the Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2015.

The report provides CNSC staff’s assessment of the 2015 safety performance of 1,599 licensees, holding a total of 2,295 licences, authorized by the CNSC for the use of nuclear substances and prescribed equipment in the medical, industrial, academic and research, and commercial sectors.

Through its Participant Funding Program, the CNSC is offering funding to assist members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other stakeholders in reviewing the report. Participant funding up to $20,000 is being offered for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information, through informed and topic-specific written submissions to the Commission.

The deadline for submitting a completed participant funding application form to the CNSC is June 17, 2016.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

For information about how to participate, visit the Public Commission meetings and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

Quick facts

  • Each year, the CNSC publishes a report on the safe use of nuclear substances.
  • The report describes the safety performance of licensees using nuclear substances in medical, industrial and commercial applications, as well as for academic and research purposes.
  • The report also includes a summary of reported events and orders issued by the CNSC.


Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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