Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention / Rassemblement canadien pour une convention sur les armes nucléaires


Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) is a project of Canadian Pugwash Group.

CNWC is governed by a Steering Committee composed of: 
Ernie Regehr O.C. (Chairperson)
Douglas Roche O.C.
Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons O.C.
Dr. Adele Buckley
Cesar Jaramillo
Bev Delong (Project Manager) 

Over 900 Recipients of the Order of Canada

Over 900 recipients of the Order of Canada have joined an initiative led by John Polanyi, C.C., Douglas Roche, O.C., Murray Thomson, O.C., and Ernie Regehr, O.C., calling for international negotiations to achieve a Nuclear Weapons Convention – a verifiable treaty on the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons. See List of Endorsers.


“The CNWC mission is to support and promote nuclear disarmament in all its dimension, with ongoing attention to the need for a comprehensive agreement or convention through which to codify all the agreements, regulations, institutional arrangements, and verification measures essential for accomplishing the prohibition and irreversible elimination of nuclear weapons.”


Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) seeks to inform and educate Canadians on the increasing danger of nuclear proliferation and nuclear war. We support and endorse the UN Secretary-General’s five point plan for nuclear disarmament, including the endorsement of a nuclear weapons convention. We seek to engender political will by educational means, resulting in the adoption of a nuclear weapons convention as a component of Canadian foreign policy. We are non-partisan, open to all members of the Order of Canada, and are focused on this single issue.

Growing Support: There is a growing consensus expressed by world leaders on the urgent need for ridding the world of nuclear weapons, well expressed by the Global Zero movement. A Nuclear Weapons Convention is widely recognized as the best negotiating process yet devised to bring about nuclear disarmament.


Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention is a project of the Canadian Pugwash Group.

  • Online donations can be made through the Canadian Pugwash Group. Just click on the following link: I want to make my gift online
  • Our mail-in form appears below. Mailing instructions are found at the end of this document.


YES, I want to support Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention

Here is my donation of $__________

Name: __________________________________________________

Street Address: _________________________________________

_______________________________ Postal Code: ____________

City: ___________________________ Province: _______________

[   ] I want to make my gift online
[   ] My cheque is enclosed, payable to “Canadian Pugwash Group – NWC Project”

Please print and return this portion of the letter addressed to Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, PO Box 2163 Station Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3V3

Thank you!