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A personal reflection on the meaning of solidarity

October 12, 2017
by 
Glen Argan

After 12 days on a “solidarity tour” to western Bolivia in August 2017, I have a clearer understanding of the term “solidarity.” Our group of 14 Western Canadians set off to learn about Bolivian projects funded by Development and Peace.

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Haiti: Does popular opposition to the new budget signal a sea change?

October 12, 2017
by 
Mary Durran, Latin America Program Officer

A year after category 4 Hurricane Matthew slammed into the south of Haiti, groups of farmers who lost their homes and crops took to the streets to protest a budget that they describe as “criminal” and...

50th Celebration with the CCCB

October 4, 2017
by 
Suzanne Slobodian, Jubilee Campaign Coordinating Officer

It was with great interest that I attended the mass organized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) at the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa Tuesday September 26, alongside more than 1,000 people. It was a very solemn picture to see a procession of more than 80 bishops, all clothed in their cream-colored priestly garments, to the sound of sacred songs and music, in an enveloping and fragrant atmosphere of incense.

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We’ve raised $500,000 thanks to your stamps!

September 25, 2017
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
Projet Timbres Devp

Back in 1984, two philatelists from Beloeil, QC, Jean-Pierre Lagacé and the late Marcel Désilet, had the idea to collect the stamps affixed on envelopes arriving from around the world at Development and Peace – Caritas Canada and offer them to stamp...

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The life of a miner

September 19, 2017
by 
Landon Turlock, Development and Peace member from Edmonton, Alberta

The driver crossed himself three times before driving into the mine. Riding in the box of the industrial-size dump truck, the 14 of us held onto the sides of the box through sharp switchbacks and low-hanging, narrow tunnels.

Witnessing “woman at the heart of change” in Bolivia

September 13, 2017
by 
Helen MacDonald, member from Grande Prairie, Alberta
Bolivia solidarity tour 2017

During Lent 2017, Development and Peace focused its campaign on “Women at the Heart of Change.” On this Bolivia solidarity tour, I feel I have been blessed by my contact with many women in Bolivia who are at the heart of change in their country.

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The troubled waters of the past

September 1, 2017
by 
Véronique Gauthier-Galardo, QSF Intern in Cambodia
internship in Cambodia 2017 - QSF

Eight young people from Quebec are currently completing an introduction to international solidarity internship in Cambodia as part of the Québec sans frontières (Quebec without borders, or QSF) program.

If all the oil in Alberta dried up today, what would you do?

August 30, 2017
by 
Landon Turlock, Alberta Development and Peace member

The Uru people that have depended on Lake Poopo for generations are now asking themselves a similar question. The lake, located in the Oruro province of Bolivia, experienced an unprecedented fast period of evaporation...

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Alberta and Manitoba members travel to Bolivia to meet Development and Peace partners

August 22, 2017
by 
Glen Argan, Edmonton member of Development and Peace

Brenda Arakaza of Winnipeg was looking forward to the 12-day Development and Peace solidarity tour of Bolivia. A native of Burundi in East Africa, Brenda had been impressed with the work of Caritas Internationalis in Africa.

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Window on Culture

August 1, 2017
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Yasmine Moutia, intern from the QSF group in Ecuador
Bryan filming a painter at the Casa de la Cultura

Six young people from Quebec are currently completing an introduction to international solidarity internship in Ecuador as part of the Québec sans frontières (Quebec without borders, or QSF) program.

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