NWMO Community Investment Programs

NWMO 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

NWMO 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 for Huron-Kinloss residents  to participate in the Adaptive Phased Management (APM) Project were it to come to this community. 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. These investments are intended to include transferable skills that could be applied to other projects or workplaces.

Program funding is $25,000 for 2018 and will be directly provided by the NWMO.

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 camp registration fee.

Support for Continuing Skills Development

Support for skills development and continuing education. Applicants must be a resident of the Township of Huron-Kinloss.  Participants are eligible to receive 50% of the registration fee up to $1,000.

Course options may include, but not limited to: Project Management, computer literacy and skills, customer service and bookkeeping. Funding for transportation may be considered.  Lake Huron Learning Centre located in Kincardine provides a variety of continuing education courses.

To be eligible you must be a resident of Huron-Kinloss.  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. Training courses must be relevant to the applicants workplace. Applicants must be an employee of a Huron-Kinloss business. Participants are eligible for 50% of the registration fee up to $100 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 Youth Enrichment

Opportunities for funding to assist in providing workshops and learning experiences based on science to students in Huron-Kinloss.

Support for Environmental Projects through Youth Funding

Funding up to $4,000 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 program please contact Elyse Dewar, Program Coordinator at 519-395-3735 or edewar@huronkinloss.com.