The Issues

The Simons Foundation Canada actively promotes positive change through education in peace, disarmament, international law and human security.

The threat of intentional or accidental use of nuclear weapons, the potential arms race in the environmentally sensitive Arctic, the weaponization of space and the threat of genocide are grave challenges of peace and security today and the current primary focus of The Simons Foundation.

Since 1985, The Simons Foundation has initiated, encouraged, and participated in research and the dissemination of knowledge in the issues of nuclear disarmament, space security, Arctic security, the prevention of genocide and disarmament education.


The Issues

Learn more about our key areas of interest:

The existence of nuclear weapons poses the single greatest threat to humanity today.
Climate change, the melting icecaps and new opportunities for access to valuable resources has reawakened interest in the Arctic.
The Simons Foundation's Space and Cyber Security programme has been closed as of December 31, 2019.  Information on previous activities and material can be found in the Resources section of this website and at the links below.
In an age where a world war involving nuclear weapons could eliminate the entire human species, disarmament education is a necessary and invaluable tool for change.