Vulnerable Populations and Social Programs Studies Report – Southwestern Ontario Community Study
12 September 2022
These community studies are intended to support current dialogue between the MSB and the NWMO regarding a potential hosting agreement by: a) Exploring in more detail the questions, aspirations and topics of interest expressed by the community through the Guiding Principles approved by the MSB following the project visioning process completed in the community; b) Assisting the NWMO and the MSB in d. [...] The overall objective of the Social Programs Study is to assess the effects of the Project on the community programs offered by Bruce County, such as children's programs including assisted daycare and learning programs, plus community programs for adults, seniors and families that are made available to the residents of South Bruce at the commencement of construction and at the commencement of oper. [...] Both the Vulnerable Populations study and the Social Programs study, involve identifying and assessing the impacts of the Project on a variety of programs and services available to targeted population groups within the study area. [...] The MSB and the NWMO are jointly responsible for the completion of the Social Programs Study; the NWMO is responsible for the completion of the Vulnerable Populations Study. [...] The relative importance/priority of these effects was assessed in relation to the existing challenges facing vulnerable populations and the provision of social programs and services, future program and service initiatives, as well as the findings and assessment of the Workforce Development Study and the Housing Needs and Demand Analysis Study reports.