Building a world of justice

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.

Stand for the Land

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!


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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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Meeting the Pope, and other highlights from the Caritas Internationalis general assembly

Published on 2023 - 06 - 02

Two of Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada’s four delegates to the recent Caritas Internationalis general assembly in Rome share their experiences, impressions and euphoria.

Praying for peace in Sudan

Published on 2023 - 05 - 29

Heeding Pope Francis’s call to pray for the Sudanese people, Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada supporters from across the country joined an online rosary for peace in the country, which remains embroiled in a deadly conflict between two rival generals.

Five inspiring Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada partners in Bolivia

Published on 2023 - 05 - 24

Visiting five of our Bolivian partners in April, programs officer Normand Comte took stock of our programming and saw what our projects have achieved.

Alistair Dutton elected new secretary general of Caritas Internationalis

Published on 2023 - 05 - 15

On May 15, Alistair Dutton, who is currently the executive director of SCIAF (Caritas Scotland), was elected the new secretary general of Caritas Internationalis.

FAQ: Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada’s response to the Turkey/Syria earthquake

Read this if you are wondering how we are responding, whom we are working with, where the money goes and how you can help.

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