Who we are
Project Ploughshares is a non-governmental organization that works with churches, governments and civil society, in Canada and abroad, to advance policies and actions to prevent war and armed violence and build peace.
An operating division of The Canadian Council of Churches, Project Ploughshares provides expertise and analysis to the council and its members on peace and security issues and assists them in shaping an ecumenical response to those issues.
The work of Project Ploughshares is rooted in the ethics of Christianity – namely: peace, reconciliation and justice – but Project Ploughshares grounds its research in careful analyses of facts and presents its findings in reasoned, public policy language.
Policy work and program implementation are often carried out in collaboration with other non-governmental organizations, in Canada and internationally. Project Ploughshares is a member of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, Peacebuild, the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the Steering Board of the Control Arms Coalition and the International Action Network on Small Arms.
Our policy work on peace and security issues is informed and strengthened through direct involvement with partners in conflict zones.
Project Ploughshares, has, since its founding in 1976, been affiliated with Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo.
Learn more on Project Ploughshares' website.