SNOLAB has established a bold vision: to be an internationally recognized laboratory and partner of choice for deep underground science, delivering world-class research, scientific discovery and benefits to Canada and her global partners, by facilitating national and international access to its unique capabilities, facilities and expertise.

The combination of SNOLAB’s great depth, cleanliness, in-house expertise, and specialized technical and project management support allows researchers to build underground experiments, study extremely rare interactions and weak processes, and deliver world-class science in a highly productive way. While particle astrophysics is the principle focus for SNOLAB, there is a growing interest in other scientific fields to exploit the deep underground space and associated infrastructure.

This Strategic Plan and accompanying Implementation Plan for 2017 to 2022 outlines how SNOLAB will work closely and collaboratively with the research community to build on the scientific, technical and operational accomplishments achieved to date, and further realize these goals. It builds directly on guidance, feedback and recommendations from a Strategic Planning Committee established by SNOLAB, comprising members of its community.

Our research community drives our actions, decisions and priorities.

Over the next five years, SNOLAB will:

Strategic Plan

This plan lays out the vision and goals for the next five years and links to the more detailed implementation plan that describes how we will reach these targets.

Implementation Plan

The delivery of the SNOLAB Strategic Plan is the SNOLAB Implementation Plan. The IP works in conjunction with the Strategic Plan and these documents will guide SNOLAB management in the prioritization of resources, enabling a sharp focus on projects that directly support and align with the strategic goals of the SNOLAB community.

Annual Report

SNOLAB produces an annual report to review the achievements and highlights from the year, and to measure our progress towards the goals outlined in the Strategic Plan.