It’s easy to make a donation to help the cause of opposing the burial of all of Canada’s radioactive nuclear fuel waste in Northwestern Ontario. Your donation will be used for educational materials (postcards, signs) and their distribution. Our organization is volunteer driven, so all funds donated go to education.
What we have accomplished with your help
In 2021 we distributed our first postcard to 30,000 homes, farms and businesses from just west of Thunder Bay to the Manitoba border, including all of Treaty 3 territory in Northwestern Ontario – and we began to build a Northern Ontario alliance. Local groups and working groups emerged throughout the Northwest as we established a strong communication system with a dynamic website, an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, and a monthly electronic newsletter.
In 2022, with your support, we:
- delivered 30,000 postcards to residents along the potential transportation routes, from Dinworic just west of the NWMO’s “candidate site”, along Highways 11 and 17, moving as far east as Wawa on the Highway 17 route and Temagami on Highway 11
- developed and delivered a webinar on transportation risks
- held multiple local events throughout the region during the summer and early fall, including in Ignace and area
- supported awareness-raising walks from Ignace to Sioux Lookout and in Dryden and Thunder Bay
- continued with our dynamic website with expanded information resources, an even stronger presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, and a monthly electronic newsletter.
We invite you to support our work
We can do a lot with a little money because we are a group of dedicated volunteers, but we need your help to cover the material costs of our work over the coming year, including:
- material costs of $2,500 for a highway billboard (sign printing and lumber) with donated design services and volunteers putting the sign in place; we have secured a strategic location for a billboard, and have a great design ready to go.
- we are planning a series of community-specific postcards, with tailored information and local event announcements; postcard printing and delivery costs average $400 per $1000 and our goal is to deliver another 30,000 in 2023
- with COVID restrictions easing, we have plans to launch a new speakers’ series, bringing experts into our region who can clearly spell out the risks of transporting, transferring and burying nuclear waste, and can respond to the many questions of area residents.
Ways to donate
You can use our GoFundMe page as an easy and secure way to donate. Note that the GoFundMe page does not generate a charitable receipt.
If you require a charitable receipt, donations can be made through Canada Helps, and a charitable receipt is issued at the time of donation. Please visit the Canada Helps Link for our charitable partner The Demeter Project, and choose “We the Nuclear Free North” under “Fund”. We the Nuclear Free North will receive these funds for our nuclear waste awareness work.
You can also receive a charitable receipt if you use Interac eTransfer for a donation of $100 or above. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org, and email or call us at 1-855-225-8055 (toll free) regarding the security question. Charitable receipts are available for donations over $100 on request; if you wish to receive a charitable receipt, please include your name and address in your message.
You may also donate by cheque made out to We the Nuclear Free North, and mailed to:
PO Box 10012
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T6
We regret we cannot provide charitable receipts for donations by cheque.
We thank you very much for your help!