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The Canadian Landmine Foundation (French: La Fondation des Mines Terrestres du Canada) is a Canadian charity that seeks to "raise awareness and funds to end the human and economic suffering caused by anti-personnel landmines".[1]

The organisation was launched in 1999 with backing from Queen Noor of Jordan, the then-Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson, the then-Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and United States Senator Patrick Leahy.[2]

The Foundation has worked in Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Mozambique and Cambodia[3] and is one of the funders of the Canadian International Demining Corps.[4]

"Peacekeepers' Day", August 9, was established by the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping with the support of the Foundation.[5] with support from Bernard Lord, then-Premier of New Brunswick.[6]

Honorary directors of the Foundation are Norman Jewison, Patrick Leahy and Maurice Strong,[7] whilst the board of directors includes the former ambassador for Mine Action Daniel Livermore, former Canadian Senator Sheila Finestone and statesman Lloyd Axworthy.

The Foundation runs the Canadian arm of Adopt-A-Minefield, a global mine action campaign that has raised over C$22 million for mine clearance and survivor assistance.[8]

References[]

  1. Canadian Landmine Foundation - about
  2. Jordanian Embassy to the United States, quoting the Jordan Times of 5 December 1999
  3. Kreger, N Profile: The Canadian Landmine Foundation, Journal of Mine Action, Issue 7.2, August 2003
  4. McLeod, J 00-Woof, Canadian Free Press, 16 December 2002
  5. McSheffrey M Elliot Lake celebrates first National Peacekeepers' Day, The Standard
  6. Press release Premier's message regarding Peacekeepers Day campaign Office of the Premier/Communications New Brunswick, 2 August 2006
  7. Canadian Landmine Foundation - board
  8. Adopt-A-Minefield

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