History of Mines and Mine Action

Why does Canada have a Landmine Foundation? Humanitarianism and the Movement to Ban Landmines

For some, antipersonnel landmines (or AP mines) do not immediately invoke images of Canada…


Antipersonnel Landmines:  “A Weapon of Mass Destruction in Slow Motion”

After the signing of the Ottawa Treaty, countries participating destroyed stockpiles of millions of AP mines. But the treaty did not ban landmines of all types…


Pre-Modern Uses: Traps, Spikes and Caltrops

In a previous blog post, I explained the difference between antipersonnel mines and other landmines or IED’s. As the second definition suggests, landmines derived their meaning from the fact that they are dug into the ground…


Mine Action in the Classroom

Danger in the Earth: Teaching about Landmines

No, no, don’t look at the sky, they cannot do you any harm from above anymore. Lower your head because the danger is in your mother earth. If you have survived the war, try to survive the peace!

This grave warning comes from elementary school student, Melisa Dzanovic, from Bosnia-Herzegovina. Sadly, she’s right…

Contact Information

Matt Baker, Administrative Coordinator

Phone: (519) 885-5183
Toll-free phone: 1-866-346-5221
[email protected]

Mailing Address
Canadian Landmine Foundation
c/o LCMSDS, Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, Canada
N2L 3C5

Physical Address
232 King St. N. Waterloo, ON

Business Hours
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: Closed



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