Around this time last year, The Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) tasked the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) with leading an engagement process with Canadians and Indigenous peoples to inform the development of an integrated long-term management strategy for all of Canada’s radioactive waste, in particular low- and intermediate-level waste (https://radwasteplanning.ca/). This work is distinct from the work that the NWMO is leading on the Deep Geological Repository for used nuclear fuel which will continue as planned.  

The NWMO has been asked by NRCan to engage with Canadians and Indigenous peoples of all ages. It’s important that we hear from all interested in or who could be impacted by this Strategy development process. There is no predetermined outcome, we want to develop a solution collaboratively with Canadians and Indigenous peoples and welcome all voices and perspectives.  

In 2021, the NWMO began engaging with Canadians and Indigenous peoples, conducting public opinion research, hosting a Summit to hear from diverse voices, and listening to citizens in a series of engagement sessions in communities where waste is stored today. Youth have a particularly important role to play, as they will be implementing the strategy we develop today.

Please join Karine Glenn, Strategic Project Director at the NWMO for a Youth Engagement Workshop on Tuesday October 19, 2021 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, which will provide an opportunity for you to share your views and priorities on the development of the Strategy. The session will include a presentation on the project, basic information about radioactive waste and international best practices in the long-term management of low- and intermediate-level waste, followed by a discussion on a number of key questions facilitated by an independent moderator.

You can join the workshop via the Zoom link below:

Topic: ISRW NAYGN Session

Time: Oct 19, 2021 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81364495726

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Meeting ID: 813 6449 5726

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