Solidarity trips

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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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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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
by 
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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Meeting with inspirational women

June 27, 2016
by 
Mathieu Martin, member of Development and Peace (Diocese of Rimouski)

In June 2016, eight Development and Peace members from Eastern Québec will be travelling to Cambodia with their regional animators for 20 days. They will be visiting the regions of Phnom Phen, Kampot, Siem Reap, Battambang and Ratanakiri.

Initial contacts

June 17, 2016
by 
Luc Paré, member of the Quebec City diocese

In June 2016, eight Development and Peace members from Eastern Québec will be travelling to Cambodia with their regional animators for 20 days. They will be visiting the regions of Phnom Phen, Kampot, Siem Reap, Battambang and Ratanakiri.

We’re off!

June 9, 2016
by 
Pascal André Charlebois

In June 2016, eight Development and Peace members from Eastern Québec will be travelling to Cambodia with their regional animators for 20 days. They will be visiting the regions of Phnom Phen, Kampot, Siem Reap, Battambang and Ratanakiri.

Alula’s Coffee Shop

July 13, 2015
by 
Luke Stocking, central Ontario Animator
Kallamino's

Alula’s husband took all her money and left her alone with two small children to raise. She lives in the city of Me’Kele in the region of Tigray. She speaks to us through an interpreter in her native Tigrinya. "I was depressed with no hope. I went to the government for help and they sent me to the Daughters of Charity."