Share Lent

Share Lent Launch – A momentous start with much more to come!

February 14, 2013
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

There are so many exciting components to our Share Lent campaign this year, that we felt like we had to have a national launch to kick it all off. It was one of the first times that we were having this type of launch for the campaign – a moment of recognition that the campaign was now off and running – and it quickly became a moment of many firsts!

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Commitment to human dignity is needed more than ever in our world today

February 13, 2013
by 
Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Commitment to human dignity is needed more than ever in our world today. One billion among us go hungry, and countless others are sacrificed to the idols of greed, violence, and war.

Human Dignity: The Cornerstone of Catholic Social Teaching

February 13, 2013
by 
Luke Stocking, Deputy Director, In Canada Programs and John Gabor, Animator, British Columbia
Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness;”
– Genesis 1:26

Scripture makes it clear that each and every person is made in the image and likeness of God. This radical claim is the source of our belief in the inherent and inviolable dignity of the human person. The dignity of the human person is the cornerstone of all Catholic social teaching.

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Share Lent Campaign 2012: THANK YOU a million times over!

April 13, 2012
by 
Michael Casey, Executive Director

This year, Share Lent, the annual education and fundraising campaign of Development and Peace, was marked by some disappointing news. [...]

Now that Share Lent is over, we want express our sincere gratitude to all those who contributed to this campaign. Thank you to all our members...

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Good Friday Fast across Canada

April 4, 2012
by 
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.

Reduced funding for Development and Peace: The Global South needs you more than ever

March 21, 2012
by 
François Gloutnay, Communications officer

“In July 2010, Development and Peace submitted a funding proposal of $49.2 million to CIDA for our programs over the next five years. We have finally received the government's response. It is not exactly what we were hoping for. And it's not what you were hoping for either.”

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Filipino community in solidarity with victims of Tropical Storm Washi

March 8, 2012
by 
Suzanne Slobodian, Fundraising Officer, Major gifts
Executive Director Michael Casey with members of the FFCA

The Filipino community is very active and a source of inspiration…

It was with these words that Michael Casey, Executive Director of Development and Peace, opened a meeting yesterday with two representatives of the Federation of Filipino-Canadian Associations of Quebec (FFCA).

Give it up for Share Lent 2012

February 22, 2012
by 
François Gloutnay, Communications officer

This year for Share Lent, join the Give it up campaign and commit to an action that will have a positive impact on the environment. Use your commitment to raise money for the work of Development and Peace and our partners in the Global South.

Share Lent visitors

February 21, 2012
by 
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.

Support from the Bishops of Canada

February 14, 2012
by 
François Gloutnay, Communications officer

“For Catholics in Canada, the annual Share Lent Collection offers a special opportunity to hear the cry of the poor and to reach out to those in need,” writes Most Reverend Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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