The NWMO is deeply committed to a transparent, inclusive engagement process. The NWMO has committed to reporting on the engagement process throughout, via the project hub to make information available to participants whenever they join the process.

The What We Heard Reports summarize what the NWMO heard from participants through engagement activities in 2021-2022. The NWMO has used the insights shared by Canadians and Indigenous peoples to help understand the priorities and preferred options for managing Canada’s radioactive waste. The NWMO hosted a Summit, community dialogue sessions with Indigenous peoples, youth, elected officials and interested individuals from communities where the waste is stored today, round table sessions and technical sessions for experts, as well as an online survey. Information and learnings from these engagements, together Canada’s Policy for Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning have informed recommendations for an Integrated Strategy on Radioactive Waste, submitted to the Minister of Natural Resources for consideration on June 30, 2023.

Please find below reports related to past engagement efforts and continue to visit this website for further reports and updates on what we heard. 

Integrated Stategy for Radioactive Waste

What We Heard Reports

Other Reports

Community Engagement Session Meeting Summaries

  1. Alberta
  2. Bécancour, Quebec (French) 
  3. Blind River, Ontario
  4. Deep River, Ontario
  5. Ignace, Ontario
  6. Kincardine, Ontario
  7. Pickering & Clarington Region, Ontario 
  8. Pinawa, Manitoba
  9. Point Lepreau, New Brunswick (English)
  10. Point Lepreau, New Brunswick (French)
  11. Port Hope, Ontario
  12. Saskatchewan
  13. Canada-wide Session

Fact Sheets

  1. Concrete Vault 
  2. Deep Borehole
  3. Deep Geological Repository
  4. Engineered Containment Mound
  5. Rolling Stewardship
  6. Shallow Rock Cavern