NWMO Community Investment Programs

Nuclear Waste Management Organization Early Investment in Education and Skills Program

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee has partnered with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) to provide a program to help build capacity to support education and skills training for Huron-Kinloss residents, and provides funding for youth with an emphasis on learning initiatives that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  The program includes investments in training and education to equip community members, including youth to work at the Centre of Expertise, and in subsequent site preparation, construction and operation of the deep geological repository, should Huron-Kinloss be the host community. These investments are intended to include transferable skills that could be applied to other projects or workplaces.

The program funding for 2020 is $30,000 and will be directly provided by the NWMO. Applications should be sent to Elyse Dewar, Project Coordinator at edewar@huronkinloss.com

Program Opportunities:

Focus on Youth

Support for Summer Science Camps

Youth up to the age of 29 are eligible to apply and must be a resident of Huron-Kinloss. Youth are eligible to receive $100 to go towards a science-based camp registration fee.

Support for Continuing Skills Development

The Township offers support to residents to develop workplace skills and continue their education. Participants are eligible to receive 50% of the registration fee up to $1,000 and may include course materials such as books, tools, etc. Applicants must be a resident of the Township of Huron-Kinloss. 

Course options may include, but not limited to: Project Management, computer literacy and skills, customer service and bookkeeping. Funding for transportation may be considered. Pre-approval of your application is required.  Proof that you have completed the program will be required.  Limited funds are available.

Support for  Workplace Training

Support for workplace training courses are available for Huron-Kinloss businesses. Training courses must be relevant to the applicants workplace and participants are eligible for 50% of the registration fee up to $500 per person. Training opportunities may include health and safety training, computer courses and First Aid training.

Pre-approval of your application is required. Proof that you have completed the program will be required. Limited funds are available.

Support for Environmental Projects through Youth Funding

Funding up to $5,000 to hire a youth with interest in the environment and environmental projects to work at the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens.

For more information on the Early Investment in Education and Skills program, please contact Elyse Dewar, Program Coordinator at 519-395-3735 or edewar@huronkinloss.com. 

Nuclear Waste Management Organization Sponsorship and Donations Program

The NWMO Sponsorship and Donations program was created to help small, local initiatives that support the well-being of communities and support for local municipal, First Nation or Métis initiatives up to $3,000. We have a strong focus on collaboration in our work and we want to ensure that we are supporting events, activities and causes that have strong interest and support from others in their community. To make sure there is lots of opportunity for others to contribute, the NWMO will only fund up to 30 per cent of an ongoing (e.g., annual) program or event

This program is meant to help small, local initiatives that support the well-being of communities. It is not meant to fund local businesses, individuals or typical operations of municipalities, bands or other levels of government (e.g. town infrastructure, maintenance services, etc.). It is also not intended to support staff social events. Initiatives involving political, religious or controversial causes are also ineligible. Additionally, we cannot consider requests for retroactive funding, multi-year agreements or scholarships through this program. For further information contact Paul Austin at paustin@nwmo.ca



Contact Us

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax: 519-395-4107
Email: info@huronkinloss.com
21 Queen Street, P.O. Box 130, Ripley ON N0G 2R0