Fundraising

Iraqi-Canadians reach out to displaced brothers and sisters in the Middle East

June 23, 2015
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Katrina Laquian, Regional Animator for British Columbia and the Yukon

On May 9th, I entered into the beautifully decorated church hall of All Saints Parish in Coquitlam, B.C., where a sold out benefit dinner gathering over 200 Iraqi-Canadians and Catholics from across Vancouver was about to take place.  Since the fall, a dedicated group of local Iraqis along with the Knights of Columbus worked diligently to organize this event aimed at bringing awareness about the crisis in Iraq that has displaced 2.5 million Christians, Yazidis, and other minorities this past year, and raising funds for aid. 

Solidarity has no borders

April 7, 2015
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by Janelle Delorme, Regional Animator for Manitoba

The first time I heard about Sierra Leone, I was 14 or 15. I read an article about child soldiers who were fighting in the civil war. From the pictures I saw - children with guns, drugged and dismembered - it certainly did not appear “civil.” My heart broke. I couldn’t stay silent about this injustice so I wrote a paper for a high school project. At the time, the civil war in Sierra Leone was not on many people’s radar and the international community only started to talk about blood diamonds years later.

A fundraising activity that was both lucrative and inclusive!

March 20, 2015
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Suzanne Slobodian, Fundraising Officer - Major Gifts and Planned Giving

Last Friday, March 13th, staff and National Council members had the privilege of experiencing the first edition of a fundraising activity initiated by the Fundraising/Communications Working Group of the Share Lent Campaign organizing committee: a silent auction!

A life-changing decision at a retreat… once again!

July 3, 2014
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Suzanne Slobodian, Fundraising Officer, Major Gifts and Planned Giving

A life-changing decision at a retreat… once again! It was at a retreat many years ago that Dr. Joachim Ostermann first felt the call from God. He subsequently left his career in the world of biotechnology and last year joined the Franciscans.

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On behalf of all our partners: THANK YOU!

May 5, 2014
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Michael Casey, Executive Director

With the end of a long winter comes the conclusion of another Share Lent campaign. This 46-year long tradition brings together Development and Peace members, partners and staff who gather in cities and towns across Canada to share the experience of international solidarity together.

Time to Fast!

April 17, 2014
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Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

This Good Friday, Canadians across the country will be fasting in support of all those in the Global South faced with poverty and hunger. Together, we are fasting for world peace, for human dignity, for justice and for food for all, and by raising funds for Development and Peace, you are contributing in a concrete way towards solutions that allow all to benefit from God’s gifts to mankind.

Very valuable stamps indeed!

April 11, 2014
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Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Nearly 200 philatelists gathered in Montreal and Quebec City on Saturday March 29 to participate in the stamp sale organized since 1992 by Development and Peace. A total of $2,727.70 was raised in Montreal on that day, bringing to $27,323.90 the amount collected since the beginning of the year.

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A new stamp sale that’s not to be missed!

March 21, 2014
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Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Stamp collecting, also known as philately, is a hobby that can also express international solidarity. So once again this year, Development and Peace is organizing a used-stamp fundraising sale to finance projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

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Get into the spirit of Share Lent!

March 13, 2014
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Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Fr. hagos with students at the national launch of the Share Lent campaign.

Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of our Share Lent campaign, and many activities have already taken place just in this first week! We held the national launch of the campaign in the Diocese of Hamilton with special guests Most Rev. Douglas Crosby and Fr. Hagos Hayish, the Secretary General of Caritas Ethiopia. Both did touching presentations on the impact of Development and Peace’s work to be in solidarity with the most poor and vulnerable in the Global South and how this is changing lives.

Share Lent begins in Hamilton

March 4, 2014
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Kelly Di Domenico, communications officer

Tomorrow, our annual Share Lent campaign gets started! This year we are launching the campaign in the Diocese of Hamilton with a special event featuring Bishop Douglas Crosby and Father Hagos Hayish, the Secretary General of the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (Caritas Ethiopia).One of the reasons that we chose to have the launch in Hamilton is to thank the clergy, parishioners and all those in the diocese who, through their generosity and commitment, help to make the Share Lent campaign such a success.