The Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council Announces its Incorporation as a Not-for-Profit Organization

Toronto – February 24, 2023 – The Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC) is pleased to announce its recent accomplishment in achieving Not-for-Profit status. In collaboration with the CNIC’s new Board of Directors, the CNIC has worked diligently over the last several months to take this important step as the voice of Canada’s isotope industry.

Formed in 2018, the CNIC began as a coalition consisting of representatives from the Canadian nuclear and health sectors, research bodies, and academia, brought together by a common goal to drive and strengthen a thriving Canadian isotope sector. Over the last few years, the CNIC has experienced many successes and has grown to reach 77 members and counting. To accommodate its increasing audience, support new initiatives, and meet the needs of its membership, the CNIC identified the priority to officially incorporate as a Not-for-Profit organization.

As an incorporated Not-for-Profit, the CNIC will enjoy self-governance through a newly formed Board of Directors, comprised of leaders within Canada’s isotope ecosystem, new avenues for advocacy, and access to additional funding streams. For CNIC members, this will directly translate into additional communications initiatives, more prominent events, and more research and advocacy to serve the isotope industry.

For nearly 70 years, Canada has established itself as a global leader in the research, development, and production of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. Together with its members, the CNIC has seen tremendous success raising awareness and recognition of the role that isotopes play in modern medicine, industry, agriculture, security, and more. With its newly achieved independence, the CNIC will continue to promote Canada’s nuclear sector and build upon the success of the past.

“As a Not-for-Profit organization, the CNIC is better equipped to promote Canada’s powerful isotope ecosystem and our country’s role in the global isotope supply chain.” said James Scongack, Chair of the CNIC. “The CNIC has made great progress, but there is still much work to be done. With our strong membership base, we are backed by the skill and knowledge necessary to achieve even more on behalf of Canada’s isotope community.”

In the coming months, the CNIC will continue to work alongside its Board of Directors and growing list of affiliate members, which have supported the organization since its inception, and will look to our membership for expertise and leadership.

The CNIC’s next major initiative in 2023 will be the launch of a new campaign called “Isotopes for Hope: Canadian leadership needed now more than ever” on March 29, 2023 at the Empire Club of Canada. The launch will feature the release of the CNIC’s newest report that details Canada’s historic role in isotope production, provides updated market figures, and presents opportunities for Canadian companies within the global isotope supply chain. This campaign presents a unique opportunity for Canada’s isotope industry to bring further attention to the important work and innovation underway across the country. For details on how to participate in the Isotopes for Hope campaign launch, go here.

About the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council

The CNIC is a coalition of science, healthcare and nuclear-sector organizations to ensure Canada remains a world leader in the production of life-saving isotopes by bringing awareness and supporting long-term policies at the domestic and international level that will save countless lives and support health-care innovation for decades to come.

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For more information, please contact:
Andrew Thiele
Executive Director
Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council