Members in action

Congratulations to Development and Peace member Alfreda Bérubé

January 24, 2013
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
Mrs. Alfreda Bérubé

Last December, Mrs. Alfreda Bérubé, an active member of Development and Peace and a longstanding member of the Edmundston Diocesan Council, was awarded a Prime Minister's Volunteer Award for her commitment to volunteering in her community. She also founded the Centre l'Éclosion (literally, the "hatching" centre — as in hatching a plan or an idea), an organization that for more than 20 years has worked towards the social inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

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Message from the new President of Development and Peace

December 14, 2012
Pat Kennedy, President, Development and Peace

Dear members and friends of Development and Peace,

It has been over a week now since I was elected by acclamation as the President of Development and Peace. I would like to thank the members of National Council for their vote of confidence. I am confident that through the strength of our faith and working together in a spirit of love and hope, we ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things.

Starting Out a New Campaign: Group by Group

October 31, 2012
Luke Stocking, Deputy Director, In Canada Programs

Development and Peace has always aspired to be a democratic movement attentive to the voice of its members. These members are the living witness of our Catholic faith, put in the service of International Development.


D&P youth member receives high honour

October 11, 2012
Mayalène Lavigne-Martel, Online Outreach Officer
Janelle at the Rio+20 People's Summit

On September 27th, Janelle de Rocquigny, a committed Manitoban youth member of Development and Peace, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at the Government House, where Senator Maria Chaput presented her with the medal. According to the Saint-Boniface University website, Janelle received the award for “her great commitment to environmental issues, giving a voice to Franco-Canadians at the international level and her efforts to find concrete actions for sustainable development.”

Catholics across Canada mobilize for West Africa

June 22, 2012
Josianne Gauthier, Deputy Executive Director
Niger is one of the countries currently affected by a food crisis

The drought and food shortages currently affecting 18 million people in six countries in West Africa are signs of a growing humanitarian crisis in the region. Although this situation is receiving little media attention, Catholics are not waiting for the crisis to worsen in order to start acting. Most Rev.

Saskatoon school raises $42,000 for Development and Peace!

June 1, 2012
Michelle Dinter-Lipinski, National Council Member and Louise Bitz, Teacher at Holy Cross High School

Each year, Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon holds a Box Lunch Auction to raise money for Development and Peace. Homeroom classes create, assemble, and prepare lunches which are then sold off to the highest bidders. Students gather in the gym in the morning and for one hour lunches are promoted (by a real auctioneer) and then sold - always for a value far exceeding the actual cost of the meal! The spirit that overrides the event is not ‘how much can we get', but ‘how much can we give.' Thousands of dollars are raised as the school comes together in a spirit of community and generosity.

After the Fasting – comes the Feasting

May 29, 2012
Sara Michel, Alberta/ MacKenzie Fort Smith Animator

Development and Peace activities in the Alberta region follow a wonderful rhythm, very much like a daily or life cycle. September, thanks to the Fall Education and Action Campaign, is an awakening of the mind, causing a stir in the heart and soul that prompts engagement and action. The Christmas season is the lunch break - a necessary rest stop in the journey to focus on the Creator, one’s family and friends, and oneself.

Good Friday Fast across Canada

April 4, 2012
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

On Friday, April 6th, over 250 Canadians across the country will be participating in a Good Friday Fast, organized by members of Development and Peace, in support of the organization’s work in the Global South.

One dollar for one world!

April 3, 2012
Mayalène Lavigne-Martel, Online Outreach Officer

Last Saturday, I participated in a luncheon with the Member of Parliament for my riding of Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Alexandre Boulerice of the NDP. During the meeting, I had the opportunity to explain to those present that Development and Peace’s financing from CIDA had been drastically reduced and that the future of Canadian international development was becoming worrisome.

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Share Lent visitors

February 21, 2012
François Gloutnay, Communications officer

Not all the visas have been obtained yet. But, on the eve of Ash Wednesday, we can already announce that the national organizers of the Share Lent Campaign have invited five partners to the country so that they can tell us about the challenges they face.