AECL is aligned to a single Strategic Outcome: Canadians and the world receive energy, health, environmental and economic benefits from nuclear science and technology, with confidence that nuclear safety and security are assured.
Following the federal S&T strategy, AECL contributes to Canada’s knowledge advantage by pursuing this Strategic Outcome. The knowledge advantage emphasizes research on fields within S&T that are going to be strategically important in the future. It also emphasizes research in fields where Canada has an established strength. On both bases nuclear S&T is well-positioned to improve the quality of life for Canadians.
To create results for Canadians under that Strategic Outcome, AECL executes six output and two enabling program activities:
- Nuclear Industry Capability
The Canadian nuclear sector remains safe and productive with access to S&T resources to address emergent technological challenges. Canada is ensured a strong nuclear power sector.
- Nuclear Safety and Security
Federal activities, regulations and policies, related to nuclear or
radiological issues, are supported by the necessary expertise and facilities.
- Clean, Safe Energy
The development of energy technologies that make a beneficial impact on Canada's use of clean energy.
- Health, Isotopes and Radiation
Canadians experience health benefits from nuclear Science and Technology.
- Nuclear Environmental Stewardship
Federal nuclear sites are clean and healthy environments.
- Nuclear Innovation Networks
Canadian Science and Technology communities advance their innovation agendas through access to federal nuclear innovation infrastructure and expertise.
- Mission-Ready Science and Technology Infrastructure
Scientists and engineers from AECL and its partner organizations have access to licensed facilities and services that enable nuclear innovation and production in a safe campus environment that is fully compliant with all legislation for conducting nuclear-related activities.
- Internal Services
Provide the business and administrative support functions and infrastructure to enable the efficient and effective delivery of all program outputs.