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 when it is launched on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Until then, you can:


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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

Civil society organizations draw the Government of Canada’s attention to the Peruvian situation

Published on 2023 - 01 - 20

Acting as a member of national and international civil society coalitions, Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada apprises Canada’s minister of foreign affairs of the violence and repression with which the Peruvian state is responding to a deepening political crisis.

Baking goodies for a good cause

Published on 2023 - 01 - 17

A group of children from a New Brunswick parish organized a bake sale to raise money for our sisters and brothers in need.

People and Planet First: campaign successes

Published on 2023 - 01 - 13

For more than a year, our members have been working to get Canada to adopt due strong diligence legislation to govern Canadian companies operating abroad. This is a look at our successes.

Bringing joy to families in Niger

Published on 2023 - 01 - 11

Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada’s partner in Niger offers basic necessities and skills training to help refugees, displaced people and persons with a handicap support their families.

Tackling the global hunger crisis in Somalia

Thanks to over $1.8 million in funding from the Government of Canada, we are providing urgently needed health and nutrition services to more than 54,000 additional people, including over 28,000 children.

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