# Communicating with Canadians: A Priority at the CNSC

Between April 2015 and March 2016, the CNSC:

• conducted 186 outreach activities
• held 10 public hearings and meetings

## Disseminating information – a shared responsibility

While the CNSC continually strives to be a leader in public communication on nuclear safety, building trust is everyone's responsibility.

The nuclear industry and licensees must provide information to their stakeholders about their facilities’ activities and safety records.

The CNSC's requirements are captured in regulatory document RD/GD-99.3, Public Information and Disclosure, which clarifies the licensees’ responsibility to proactively inform the public and stakeholders of daily activities, as well as disclose any event or incident that may occur.

This helps promote industry transparency while building productive relationships between licensees and the public. The CNSC enforces RD/GD-99.3 by inspecting licensees’ public information plans and activities. If necessary, the CNSC may use recommendations, Administrative Monetary Penalties, and Orders to ensure regulatory compliance.

As an integral part of the CNSC’s mandate, talking to Canadians is a crucial priority. In fact, the CNSC communicates in much the same way as it ensures safety: that is with a rigorous, multifaceted, modern, and effective approach. By using the many tools and tactics available to the CNSC, every effort is made to engage with and talk to Canadians.

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