The purpose of the organization is to educate the community about the issues of the arms race and the dangers of nuclear war, and to support the national and international peace movement.

BAND is a member of the Canadian Peace Alliance, the Halton Peace Network (a network of individuals in groups working for peace in Halton Region); the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War (a Hamilton centered coalition of peace groups); and Abolition 2000 – the global campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons.