As a federal Crown corporation, AECL’s mandate is to enable nuclear science and technology and to protect the environment by fulfilling the government of Canada’s radioactive waste and decommissioning responsibilities.
Our mission is to realize value to Canadians by driving nuclear innovation, creating a state-of- the-art nuclear campus, and cleaning up our legacy wastes.
Our vision is driving nuclear opportunity for Canada.
AECL receives federal funding to deliver on its mandate and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources. It also leverages the unique capabilities at its sites to support industry and other third parties on commercial terms.
AECL delivers its mandate through a long-term contract with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) for the management and operation of its sites.