Atomic Energy of Canada Limited


Notice of AECL’s Annual Public Meeting 2020

On September 30, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) will hold a virtual public meeting. The forum will provide an opportunity to learn about the organization’s achievements of the past year and plans for the future.

Jim Burpee, Chair of the AECL Board of Directors, and Richard Sexton, President and CEO, will present at this meeting and will be available to answer questions from the public.

The meeting will take place via webcast, live on AECL’s website.

Date and time:
September 30, 2020
7pm – 8:30pm Eastern Daylight Time

Pre-register for the webcast here.

Members of the public who will be joining the meeting via webcasting are invited to provide questions in advance of the meeting via email at This mailbox will also be monitored for any questions received during the meeting. Best efforts will be made to answer questions received via email during the meeting within the allocated time; unanswered questions will be responded to in writing directly to requestors following the meeting.

For more information, please contact:


AECL Extends GoCo Contract

Atomic Energy Canada Limited (AECL) has exercised its option to extend the Government-owned, Contractor-operated (GoCo) contract to the anticipated 10 years.

The GoCo contract had an initial term of six years with an option to extend by four years. AECL’s decision to exercise the 4-year option was made based on the performance to date of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and Canadian National Energy Alliance (CNEA), and the ongoing need for the programs of work that are underway under the contract.

This is a result of the hard work and expertise and experience of the more than 3000 people at CNL, who are delivering important science and environmental remediation for Canada at AECL sites across the country.

This contract extension will allow for the critical work on the revitalization of the Chalk River Laboratories to continue, to allow for ongoing world-class nuclear innovation for decades to come. It will also allow for important environmental remediation work to go uninterrupted for the benefit of all Canadians and of future generations.

AECL Supports Efforts to Mitigate the Impacts of COVID-19

AECL Supports Efforts to Mitigate the Impacts of COVID-19

Of the shelf: 3D drawing of the MVM control unit. The base plate is 152 x 170 mm. (Courtesy: C Galbiati et al)

In this unprecedented time, communities are coming together across the country, to combat COVID-19. We at Atomic Energy Canada Limited (AECL) are proud to contribute to Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our sites are home to some of Canada’s largest scientific installations. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), which operates our sites, has mobilized its scientists and engineers to apply expertise in support of innovative solutions to the challenges created by COVID-19. CNL is part of a team developing a ventilator model that is easy-to-produce, using off-the-shelf, easily accessible parts.

This morning, Prime Minister Trudeau highlighted the work of Dr. Art McDonald, TRIUMF, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, and SNOLAB to develop an easy-to-produce ventilator using off-the-shelf, easily accessible parts.

For more information on the MVM Collaboration we invite you to consult:

For the Prime Minister’s complete announcement, please consult:

This is one of many initiatives underway at CNL, and AECL is proud to be supporting the important work.

I am incredibly proud of how employees at AECL and CNL, together with our partners across the country, have collaborated during this difficult and challenging time.

Richard J. Sexton
President and CEO of AECL