We are a democratic movement for international solidarity that supports partners in the Global South in the pursuit of alternatives to unjust social, political, economic and environmental structures.
We educate Canadians about the causes of the impoverishment of peoples and to mobilize them to act for change.
Development and Peace — Caritas Canada is beginning a new campaign cycle this year. Taking off from our Orientation Assembly in June 2022 and inspired by Pope Francis’s October 2021 address to the World Meeting of Popular Movements, we have chosen Create Hope as our guiding theme for the next five years.
To create hope in this first year, we will Stand for the Land in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who are defending their territories in the Global South by protecting their lands and waters, the environment and human life. Do join this Share Lent campaign!
Visiting five of our Bolivian partners in April, programs officer Normand Comte took stock of our programming and saw what our projects have achieved.
On May 15, Alistair Dutton, who is currently the executive director of SCIAF (Caritas Scotland), was elected the new secretary general of Caritas Internationalis.
On the evening of May 13, Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan, was elected the new president of Caritas Internationalis.
At the recent regional assembly in Saskatoon, Sask., members of Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada were inspired by anecdotes and insights from our Asia programs officer.
Read this if you are wondering how we are responding, whom we are working with, where the money goes and how you can help.