Ongoing engagement with indigenous communities and stakeholders is fundamental to delivering AECL’s mandate.
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), as a federal Crown corporation and agent of the Government of Canada, is committed to engaging with Indigenous peoples, stakeholders, local communities around AECL’s sites, governments, businesses, academics and the public to understand perspectives, share information, discuss questions and concerns, and to create opportunities for collaboration.
Communication and stakeholder engagement activities are integral to advancing AECL’s mandate to enable nuclear science and technology and to protect the environment by fulfilling the Government of Canada’s radioactive waste management and decommissioning.
Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is a top priority of the Government of Canada. As an agent of the Crown, AECL is committed to engaging with Indigenous peoples, in an open and cooperative way, with a view to achieving a mutual understanding of interests and identifying opportunities for mutual benefit. Also, as a federal Crown corporation, AECL will seek to fulfill the Crown’s legal duty to consult in coordination with other representative entities of the Crown.
As a part of CNL’s role in managing and operating AECL’s sites on its behalf, CNL is engaging with Indigenous communities on an ongoing basis.
AECL uses the principles set out by the Government of Canada and feedback from Indigenous groups to guide its approach to engagement and consultation.
We’d like to hear from you
Consistent with our commitment to engaging with Indigenous peoples, Canadians and other stakeholders, we are interested in hearing from you. We can be reached through a variety of means, including public meetings, open houses, and by email and phone.