Following the first phase of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) mandate, the
organization moved into the second phase which is to implement Canada’s management plan for used
nuclear fuel as decided by the Government of Canada. One of the first key activities in its work as
implementer was the collaborative design of the site selection process.
In August 2008, a discussion document inviting input to the design of a site selection process for the
long term management of used nuclear fuel was released and Royal Roads University was asked to lead
a series of on-line real-time (synchronous) e-Dialogues deliberatively designed to increase Canadian
literacy around this critical issue and to engage as many Canadians as possible.