Fundraising

On behalf of all our partners: THANK YOU!

May 5, 2014
by 
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
by 
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
by 
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
by 
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
by 
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
by 
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.

Stripping Naked in the Market Square

September 12, 2013
by 
Brother Joachim Ostermann, OFM

The way St. Francis of Assisi broke with his previous life was quite dramatic. He stripped off all his clothes and returned them to his father. It was a clear statement. He publicly rejected both the privileges and the responsibilities that came with his birth as the son of a wealthy merchant. This scene unfolded before the bishop of Assisi, and he immediately covered Francis with his mantle. This was to show that Francis was now under his protection and authority.

An act of selflessness for a more just world

September 12, 2013
by 
Pat Kennedy, Chairperson, National Council and President, Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
Pat Kennedy

This is what we are witnessing today through the gesture of Joachim Ostermann, who recently professed his solemn vows to enter the Order of Friars Minor (OFM), whose members are commonly known as the Franciscans.

Old postage stamps put back to work for Development and Peace!

April 8, 2013
by 
Pascal-André Charlebois, Animator, Québec

On Saturday, March 23rd, thousands of used stamps from around the world went back into circulation! Some 300 philatelists from the regions of Montreal and Québec City turned out at stamp sales that raised $7,758.90 for Development and Peace’s projects in South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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Renew the Passion

March 29, 2013
by 
Luke Stocking, Deputy Director, In Canada Programs

It is time to renew the passion.

Today is Good Friday for Catholics. What Jesus endured on this day we call the Passion. It was today that Jesus was put to trial and executed on a cross. This execution took place because he revealed a God whose passion for life, love and the poor could not be controlled by earthly authority or power.

It is Indeed a passionate day - a day of great emotion. It is because of Good Friday that we can say God truly knows what it is to suffer violence, hatred, poverty, and death.