Canadian Support for Nuclear

Clean energy. Improved air quality.
Life-saving medical innovations.

These are just a few of the many reasons Canadians support nuclear technology and its ongoing development in Canada. And support is growing rapidly as individuals, communities and organizations increasingly recognize the benefits of nuclear and the importance of investing in its future.

Why I Support Nuclear

Endorsements from health-care workers, academics, politicians, engineers and the general public show just how broad support is for nuclear in Canada.

Meet a few of these supporters and learn why they support nuclear – in their own words.

"Nuclear energy has saved about 2 million lives by displacing coal plants and the deadly air pollution they produce."

Eric G Meyer Founder & Director, Generation Atomic

"Nuclear power is needed now more than ever to produce clean power reliably."

Matthew Mairinger Canadian Operating Officer, North American Young Generation in Nuclear

"Nuclear medicine is one of the most promising technologies for diagnosing and treating cancer."

Alex Wolf Medical Health Physicist, The Ottawa Hospital

"Nuclear power is Canada's greatest asset in the fight against climate change."

Heather Kleb Past President, Women in Nuclear Canada

"Ontario is in the process of refurbishing 10 of its 18 nuclear power reactors - currently the largest clean energy project in North America."

Tracy Primeau Shift Manager, Bruce Power

Team Canada and the SMR Action Plan

In fall 2020, Natural Resources Canada launched the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Action Plan, bringing together over 100 key enablers from across Canada, including the federal government, provinces and territories, Indigenous Peoples and communities, power utilities, industry, innovators, laboratories, academia, and civil society.

Dubbed “Team Canada,” these key enablers outlined concrete actions they are taking to help realize the SMR potential for Canada at home and as a world leader.

Participating organizations: