Ongoing engagement with indigenous communities and stakeholders is fundamental to delivering AECL’s mandate.
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is committed to engaging with Indigenous communities, stakeholders, local communities, governments, businesses, academics and the public to understand perspectives, share information, discuss questions and concerns, and to create opportunities for collaboration.
Communication and 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 responsibilities.
AECL recognizes that our nuclear science and research activities have created radioactive materials and waste, and we are committed to addressing this responsibly. We are dedicated to working in partnership with Indigenous communities to recognize and incorporate Traditional Knowledge, ceremony, and cultural and stewardship practices. We have much to learn from each other as we work towards our common objective of environmental protection.
As an organization, AECL is working hard to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones, recognizing that meaningful, respectful engagement takes time, and that reconciliation is a journey.
AECL is committed to collaborating with Indigenous peoples, in an open and cooperative way, to achieve mutual understanding and identify opportunities for mutual benefit.