Haiti

Haiti and Integral Human Development

February 12, 2013
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Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary

The Year of Faith, declared by Pope Benedict is a “summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world” (Porta fidei 6). Throughout the Year of Faith, Catholics are being urged to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church so that they may deepen their knowledge of the faith.
 

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Haiti: Women at the heart of reconstruction

February 12, 2013
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
“I’m a mother of three children and I work five days a week. I’ll sometimes come to the construction site on weekends too because, three years after the earthquake, what matters most to me is the reconstruction of my country,” says Ismène Elismar Garçonnet, one of the chief engineers tasked with producing houses in Ti-Boucan.
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Today we’re celebrating in Ti-Boucan!

February 12, 2013
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

A crowd of nearly 300 people gathered in Ti-Boucan on February 5, 2013 for the inauguration ceremony in honour of our house-construction project.

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Land titles key to ensuring housing

February 5, 2013
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Mr. Franklin Montina is the Justice of the Peace responsible for the commune of Gressier. In the Haitian judicial system, the justice of the peace is responsible for a variety of issues having to do with civil, criminal, commercial and correctional or criminal law. Thus, he receives the deliberations of family councils and accusations of misdemeanours or crimes within his jurisdiction, but he is also responsible for ascertaining that families are actually the owners of the land on which they build their houses.

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Widow to receive keys to her new house

February 4, 2013
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Madame Yvonne Delcamize Simon is a 62-year-old widow who has lived her entire life in Ti-Boucan. Her father left his house to her and she lived in it until the earthquake of January 12, 2010.

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"We're finally going to be able to sleep like real babies, even when it rains!"

February 4, 2013
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Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Micheline and her husband Jean-Philippe, AKA Frantzé, are going to live with their 12-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son in their brand new house. They will receive the keys to their new house next Tuesday at the project's official inauguration.

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Haiti : "We can be proud of what has been achieved so far."

January 14, 2013
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Interview with Jean-Claude Jean, manager of the Development and Peace office in Haiti. He is responsible for overseeing the reconstruction program and monitoring projects.

Three years after the earthquake, what is the situation in Haiti? Can we consider that the emergency is definitively behind us?

If we look around today, we can see that things have changed in Haiti, especially in Port-au-Prince, even if it is as simple as the absence in the streets of the tons of rubble and debris left behind by the earthquake.

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Un partenaire de Développement et Paix au Forum Haïti 2012

May 9, 2012
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Mayalène Lavigne-Martel, agente de réseautage en ligne

Dans le cadre du Forum Haïti 2012, l'Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI) a invité Michèle Pierre-Louis, ex-première ministre d’Haïti, et une série de panélistes dont le directeur exécutif de notre partenaire ITECA, Chenet Jean-Baptiste.

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) reports on Haiti

January 18, 2012
by 
Normand Comte, Program officer for Haiti

In their mission report, the president and vice president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) note that, “Development and Peace has earned a reputation in Haiti for its sense of partnership, respect for the capacity of the local community, and insistence on a sustainable, long-term approach to projects.”

Human Rights

December 20, 2011
by 
François Gloutnay, Communications officer

"It's not the earthquake that is the root cause of all these damages and all this loss of life. The real cause is rather in our way of living and the way we inhabit this piece of land." That is what the Haitian National Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace said in a recent paper entitled "Should Haiti Be Left to Die?"

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