Members in action

Catholics across Canada mobilize for West Africa

June 22, 2012
by 
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
by 
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
by 
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
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.

One dollar for one world!

April 3, 2012
by 
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
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.

International Development Week

February 9, 2012
by 
François Gloutnay, Communications officer

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is coordinating and facilitating International Development Week which is all of this week. This is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate citizens who are committed and involved in building a better world through their participation and support to organizations like Development and Peace. It is also a time to showcase the results and achievements made in the Global South.

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