What We Heard

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has connected with a wide range of organizations, Indigenous groups and interested Canadians to hear firsthand how they would like to be engaged on modernizing Canada’s radioactive waste policy, and what they would like to see in a modernized policy. NRCan has led the engagement sessions with the support of other federal government departments who are responsible for the management of radioactive waste in Canada.

What We Heard reports provide an overview of the conversations we’ve had during our engagement sessions and can be found on this page.

In the summer/fall 2021, a final comprehensive What We Heard report and draft policy will be released for public comment. To ensure we hear from interested Canadians, instructions on how to provide your comments will be added here once the document is available.

Engagement Summary Report 1

This report provides a snapshot of views and perspectives we have received from interested Canadians between November 16, 2020 and February 19, 2021, regarding Canada’s radioactive waste policy.

We received views on:

  • values and principles to modernize the policy;
  • the roles and responsibilities of government, the regulator, industry and others; and
  • Canadians’ perspectives for the policy as it relates to radioactive waste minimization,
    storage, decommissioning, and disposal.

How you joined our discussion between November and February

Meetings and virtual
engagement sessions

Online forum

Written submissions