Port Hope Community Survey Results 2019
Results of the 2019 Public Opinion Survey are in and 91% of local residents support the continuation of Cameco’s operations in Port Hope – the highest result since surveying began in 2004. For the past decade, Cameco has maintained an approval rating above 80% and remains a trusted corporate citizen in the local community.
“We work hard to be a good neighbour in all aspects – from environmental and operational performance to community investment and communications,” said Dale Clark, vice-president of Cameco's Fuel Services Division. "Cameco is proud to have such a high level of support from the Port Hope community and we are committed to continuing to work hard to keep it there.”
In the survey, a large majority of community members said they feel Port Hope is a safe and healthy place to live (91%) and are supportive of the changes proposed as part of Cameco’s Vision in Motion plan seeing this project as a step in the right direction and a benefit for Port Hope (88%).
Cameco plays a large role in the Ontario nuclear industry and it is clear that residents are aware of the fact that all uranium in Ontario reactors is processed by Cameco in Port Hope and that nuclear energy provides more than half of the electricity to Ontario.
The public opinion survey of 404 Port Hope residents (Wards 1 and 2) was conducted in July and August, 2019 by a third-party consultant. Cameco conducts public opinion surveys to measure levels of awareness, support and trust in the community and to gauge the effectiveness of its communication and public engagement efforts. See the summary report for more details.