What We Do

Cambodian Self-Help Demining

Cambodian Self Help Demining (CSHD) is a grassroots organization that operates demining and explosive ordnance disposal teams in rural Cambodia.

There are still more than 5 million explosive remnants of war in Cambodia. In rural areas landmines, hand grenades, artillery shells and other discarded explosives still litter the ground, the legacy of nearly four decades of conflict.

The Canadian Landmine Foundation supports CSHD’s Risk Education team, which travels from village to village teaching people how to identify an explosive and what to do if they find one.

Because when you live with landmines, knowing how to spot one is a matter of life and death.

Learn more here.

Bakong Technical College

Bakong Technical College (BTC) is a vocational and technical school in Siem Reap, Cambodia designed and dedicated to provide quality education access in rural Cambodia with special emphasis on disadvantaged students and promotes gender equality.

Landmine survivors and their families are among those educated at BTC, and the Canadian Landmine Foundation has sponsored the construction of one of the buildings in the technical and vocational section of the school.

Former CLMF board member and chair Chris Snyder has long championed BTC, leading several ‘Sweat Equity’ Rotary trips to work on the BTC campus. The ‘Snyder West Wing’ now houses two classrooms and the school administration.

Click here to visit BTC on Facebook.

Mine Action – Ukraine

The Foundation does not run any programs in Ukraine but does accept gifts to support humanitarian mine action there. These funds are disbursed to The HALO Trust less a 10% processing fee to cover administrative costs including financial transactions and the issue of tax receipts.

The HALO Trust is a British NGO with a robust presence in Ukraine. The Government of Canada has committed funds to HALO for work in Ukraine.

If you wish to donate to The HALO Trust via the Canadian Landmine Foundation click the button below or visit our Donate page and select “Mine Action – Ukraine.” If you wish to donate directly to The HALO Trust, click here (UK) or here (USA).

South East Asia Support Organization (SEAS)

The South East Asia Support Organization (SEAS) was founded by Patti Lee and Barbara Seagram in 2017. SEAS operates in mine-affected regions of southern Cambodia, focusing on schools and clean water/sanitation. Patti and Barbara’s bridge lessons and other fundraisers have been raising money for these programs since 2011.

Among other things, SEAS builds and funds Banyan Tree Organization schools, builds toilets for individual families, builds toilets/hand washing stations/wells for government schools, and builds water towers/wells for Health Centres.

Past Projects

Since 1999 the Canadian Landmine Foundation and Canadians across the country have funded over $4 million in mine action projects around the world, from victim assistance to the clearance of nearly 2 million square metres of land!

For a list of past projects click here.