DGR community engagement
Explore the ways Ontario Power Generation is gathering input from local communities and the public for its proposed Deep Geologic Repository project.
Engaging with Ontarians
Through an 11-year regulatory process, OPG has consulted with communities, experts and related parties, such as Bruce County community members, Indigenous communities, environmental groups, and others.
On this project, OPG has maintained transparency by sharing information with the public through:
- Newsletters and other publications
- Open houses
- Tours of the Western Waste Management Facility
- Website updates
- Speaking engagements
- Public events with the DGR mobile exhibit
- Briefings with key stakeholders including municipal, provincial and federal political representatives and media
See how OPG works with partners to find the safest, most-efficient waste management solutions
Beginning in 2003, OPG engaged Indigenous communities on a variety of DGR and waste related issues including employment and business opportunities.
A protocol agreement, signed between Saugeen Ojibway Nations (SON) and OPG provides a framework for SON’s participation in the regulatory approval process.
OPG is committed to addressing past legacy issues and will not proceed with the DGR project without securing SON community support.
Information sharing and discussions about the proposed project are also ongoing with the Historic Saugeen Métis and the Métis Nation of Ontario.
To facilitate their engagement and continued involvement in our operations, OPG has signed participation agreements and memorandums of understanding with both.
DGR community partnership program
From the outset, the DGR project has been developed in partnership with Kincardine and surrounding Bruce County municipalities.
To maintain and strengthen community partnerships, the Corporate Citizenship Program provided support to community initiatives in Bruce County areas and to Indigenous communities that focus on the following areas: Environment, Education and Community.
Please forward sponsorship requests to:
OPG, Western Waste Management Facility
Box 7000, B21
Telephone: (519) 361- 6414 x2764