Nuclear Against Racism
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The Nuclear industry in Canada is an active business and research sector. Nuclear power generation accounted for approximately 15% of Canada's electricity in 2018. Nuclear power is a source of energy that does not emit greenhouse gases. In 2019, 75% of Canada's uranium production was exported for use in nuclear power throughout the world. Canada has developed a unique nuclear reactor technology, CANDU; there are 18 CANDU reactors in Ontario, 1 in New Brunswick and 10 in operation outside of Canada.
The Canadian Nuclear Association estimates that the Canadian nuclear industry employs approximately 30,000 people, and creates another 30,000 jobs indirectly through contracting. The industry generates revenues of approximately $6.6 billion and contributes $1.5 billion in federal and provincial taxes.
You can learn more about the Canadian Nuclear Industry at www.cna.ca
This is an initiative from an industry that recognizes the need for change and that the need for change has to come from within.
This is more than one company or organization. Every organization and individual under our "Supporters" page has committed to making this happen.
The initiative was conceived by a team comprising of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI), Bruce Power, Nuclear Promise X (NPX), Women in Nuclear (WiN), North-American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) Bruce Chapter, Abraflex, and many others.
This website is managed by NPX.
As members of the nuclear industry we must acknowledge that we have been complacent, that our current diversity and inclusion initiatives don't go far enough to address the complex issues of systemic racism and injustice. The leadership of our industry does not represent the diversity of our communities. As an industry we can, and must, do more.
In Ontario, our two nuclear utilities (Ontario Power Generation and Bruce Power) have signed the Black North Initiative pledge. Other organizations are following their lead and committing to:
Removing cooperate barriers, maintain an environment that fosters open dialogue about race, diversity, equity, and inclusion
Implement, expand antiracism education
Share best and unsuccessful practices
Create condition for success
Signing a pledge demonstrates solidarity and a commitment to ongoing change and action. It is not a legally binding commitment, but an important first step in working together toward true diversity and inclusion within our workplaces, industries, and broader business community, we can cultivate meaningful change for our society and end systemic racism.
Anyone can become a member of Nuclear Against Racism and sign the individual pledge.