The Community Liaison Committee was established in response to public concerns regarding the safety and containment procedures of the facility, and to create a basis for and to maintain an atmosphere of public trust and confidence between the Centre and the community.

The Community Liaison Committee held its first meeting January 12, 2000 and continues to meet on a regular basis.

Scientist getting dressed in a protective suit before beginning his work.

The Committee seeks out and provides accurate information to the community in order to foster a greater understanding of the activities of the CSCHAH. The committee also monitors safety issues for the community and for the staff of CSCHAH.

The Committee consists of volunteer members representing a wide range of community groups including community residents, scientists, health care professionals, agricultural professionals, and educators.