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Community Advisory Panel (CAP)

What is the CAP?

The focus of the CAP is to bring new voices from the community into the dialogue between Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and the Renfrew and Pontiac region.  CNL is proposing a community based forum to exchange information and ideas with the CNL staff related to CNL’s proposed and ongoing activities and projects. The CAP will have a direct role in affecting how CNL engages with our communities across the Ottawa Valley.   

Through the CAP, we hope to increase understanding, grow our appreciation of our communities’ diverse perspectives, and enable members of the community to access first-hand knowledge about CNL activities.   

No special knowledge about CNL will be required, and members will participate in an orientation session and will be given access to resources to further develop their knowledge. A maximum number of 12 volunteer members will be selected for the CAP based on applications submitted to CNL. Those selected should be able to attend  four independently facilitated meetings per year. 

Apply Today!

CNL is currently accepting applications for the Community Advisory Panel. Membership is open to any resident of the Renfrew and Pontiac Counties over the age of 18 and who is not currently employed by CNL or presently affiliated with CNL in another way, such as working for a contractor at CNL or a current member of the CNL Environmental Stewardship Council. 

Applications will be evaluated by a review committee led by CNL and including a third-party facilitator.  

Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview as part of the selection process. The review committee will make appointments to the CAP, considering the individual qualifications and the range of expertise and diversity of experience in the committee’s composition overall. 

Download an application and submit to 

Following the selection process of CAP members, CNL is anticipating hosting the first meeting September, 2021, and the second meeting December, 2021.   


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