Port Hope Community Survey Results 2020
Results of the 2020 Public Opinion Survey are in and 90% of local residents support the continuation of Cameco’s operations in Port Hope. For the past decade, Cameco has maintained an approval rating above 80% and remains a trusted corporate citizen in the local community.
“At Cameco, we pride ourselves on being a good corporate citizen in our local community – from environmental and operational performance to community investment and communications,” said Dale Clark, vice-president of Cameco's Fuel Services Division. "Cameco is grateful to have such a high level of support from the residents of Port Hope and we are committed to working hard to keep that support.”
In the survey, a large majority of community members said they feel Port Hope is a safe and healthy place to live (93%) 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 (91%).
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 400 Port Hope residents (Wards 1 and 2) was conducted in June and July, 2020 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.