Development and Peace at World Youth Day in Rio

July 22, 2013
Shelley Burgoyne, Youth Officer
A panoramic view of Christ the Redeemer at the top of Corcovado Mountain. In the background is Sugarloaf Mountain (centre) and Guanabara Bay. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Photo: Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz

Development and Peace is going to World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! Our Youth Programs Officer Shelley Burgoyne will be in the centre of it all and ready to help you take action as members of a vibrant faith community working for social justice. She will be on site to greet you at the Vivo Rio pavilion and share a special offer only available to Canadian World Youth Day Pilgrims!

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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.”

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.

Time to THINKfast

January 30, 2012
Shelley Burgoyne, Youth Officer

THINKfast is a dual-purpose program that provides an interactive, fun and social way for high school and university students to learn about the serious issues of injustice in the world and to raise funds for Development and Peace. The THINKfast kit is published at the beginning of each year and contains activities, prayers and reflections related to the current Development and Peace campaign.