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People and Planet First

Canadians can freely speak up for rights and against injustices. In the Global South however, many communities are threatened and criminalized for defending their right to a healthy environment.

Corporations should not be able to infringe that right with impunity. That’s why we are calling for a law to end Canadian companies’ abuses abroad and to help affected communities access justice.

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Our work by continents
  • Middle-East 28%
  • Africa 25%
  • Asia 28%
  • South-America 22%
Our work by themes
  • Democracy and citizen particip. 46%
  • Ecological justice 35%
  • Peace and reconciliation 8%
  • Justice for women 9%
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Latest news

Quebec steps up for our response in Ukraine

Published on 2022 - 04 - 28

The Quebec government has just announced that it is granting a significant amount of funding to Development and Peace to support our partner Caritas Ukraine’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Significant environmental successes for our campaign

Published on 2022 - 04 - 21

Our People and Planet First campaign has made encouraging progress on advocating for mandatory human rights and environmental de diligence laws, but we cannot rest yet.

Update on our Ukraine fundraising

Published on 2022 - 04 - 21

Development and Peace — Caritas Canada has been raising emergency funds for Ukraine since the beginning of the war, which has displaced over 12 million Ukrainians (around 7 million internally and 5 million to neighbouring countries). This money has not only been helping our Caritas partners in Ukraine and neighbouring countries meet the humanitarian relief needs […]

Feliz Navidad from Canadian kids to Honduran heroes!

Published on 2022 - 04 - 14

As part of the People and Planet First campaign, a group of Canadian high school students on a solidarity retreat sent messages of support to wrongly imprisoned human rights defenders in Honduras.

Our Ukraine Emergency Fundraising – Q&A

Development and Peace calls on the faithful to stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

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