CREATE Disbands - March 2015

Posted at 03/20/15 - 10:15 AM

News Release

Key Points

  • Chalk River Employees Ad hoc TaskforcE for a national laboratory (CREATE) met on March 16, 2015 for the last time to celebrate its accomplishments and recognize disbandment of the group.
  • CREATE gave CRL employees a voice that was needed in a pivotal period of time for CRL, while NRCan was actively considering its future mission.
  • The disbandment of CREATE recognizes that its unofficial role has now been largely superseded by official processes.
  • The members of CREATE were honored by the trust and support given by the community to represent them.

Saying goodbye to CREATE on March 16, 2015.

Background and Highlights of CREATE

  • CREATE was a grass-roots, non-partisan group of volunteers that includes current and former employees at CRL, formed in August 2009.
  • Its goal was to develop and propose a vision for the future of CRL, focusing on its mandate and mission. A key element of the vision was a new multi-purpose research reactor that would surpass the capabilities of the aging NRU reactor.
  • Within a year, CREATE had developed a vision endorsed by CRL employees, submitted its report to NRCan, enabled 1850 individuals to submit letters of support to government officials, testified at the House of Commons Natural Resources Committee, and presented to three municipal councils including Renfrew County Council, and its vision was endorsed by the Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus.
  • In Spring 2011, in response to NRCan’s call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) in AECL, CREATE’s vision for CRL influenced seven municipal councils who either submitted EOI’s or passed resolutions of support, and the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus lobbied the province to partner with federal gov’t in transitioning CRL to a national laboratory.
  • From 2012 to the present, CREATE remained available for discussions about its vision with parties interested in bidding on the contract to operate CRL.
  • In May 2013, Gord Tapp was honored with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his many volunteer contributions, including his role as spokesperson for CREATE.
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