Notice of public meeting and participant funding offering for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2016

News Release

May 1, 2017 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Indigenous groups and other stakeholders in reviewing its Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2016 and in submitting comments to the Commission.

The CNSC will hold a public meeting on October 11–12, 2017 in Ottawa, where CNSC staff will present the report to the Commission. The report provides CNSC staff’s assessment of the 2016 safety performance of 1,584 licensees holding a total of 2,233 licences authorized by the CNSC for the use of nuclear substances and prescribed equipment in the medical, industrial, academic and research, and commercial sectors.

A total of $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 26, 2017.

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 more information, view the notice of public meeting or visit the Participate in a public Commission hearing 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 Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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