Erin Lynn Hunt

Executive Director Mines Action Canada

Region(s): Global
Country of focus: Canada
Based in Ottawa


Current Occupation: Executive Director Mines Action Canada
Organization/Institution: Mines Action Canada


U.S. to supply Ukraine with cluster munitions despite allies’ weapons ban Globe and Mail Jul 8, 2023

U.S. decision to send cluster munitions to Ukraine could put Canada, others on the spot AP with CBC News and Reuters files Jul 7, 2023

To rebuild Ukraine, the world needs to help clear the land from mines Opinion Globe and Mail Jan 30, 2023

Be Brave Be Bold, Feminist Foreign Policy Working Group Jan 2021

Youth Campaigners Rock the RevCon Disarmament Dialogue blog Dec 15, 2020

Stigmatizing Cluster Munitions: A Decade of Success Arms Control Today Oct 2020

Digital Diplomacy Dos and Don’ts: A New Guide Disarmament Dialogue blog May 26, 2020

New research project: How many women work in mine action? Mines Action Canada Feb 11, 2020

Bernstein and Hunt: Canada must stand up to U.S. reversal on landmines Ottawa Citizen Feb 5, 2020

#WPSAdvice: Put Canada Back in Humanitarian Disarmament Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada Oct 10, 2019

Why ‘killer robots’ are neither feminist nor ethical Open Canada Jan 22, 2019

Erin Hunt (@erinlynnhunt) is Executive Director of Mines Action Canada (@MinesActionCan). She has conducted public education on the Ottawa Treaty banning landmines since 2003 and worked on humanitarian disarmament  issues since 2006. Erin’s expertise includes the humanitarian impact of indiscriminate weapons, victim assistance, gender in disarmament and Canadian disarmament policy. She contributes to the work of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the Cluster Munition Coalition and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. She spent two years as a senior researcher on casualties and victim assistance for the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor.

She is an active campaigner and was a negotiating team member with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) which was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to promote nuclear disarmament and negotiate the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. She participated in the humanitarian initiative leading up to the negotiations and was a key member of ICAN’s negotiating team focusing on the positive obligations found in Article 6, on victim assistance and environmental remediation, and Article 7, on international cooperation and assistance, in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Treaty came into force Jan. 22, 2021 without Canada’s signature.

She is a member of the Feminist Foreign Policy Working Group which made recommendations for Canada’s feminist foreign policy in a report titled Be Brave Be Bold in January, 2021.

Prior to joining Mines Action Canada, Erin worked on victim assistance programs for landmine survivors in Uganda, implemented sport-based peace-building programs for youth in a post-conflict setting and worked in child welfare.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Victoria and a Masters Degree in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University.