CIDA

Follow-up regarding changes in Canadian international aid policy

March 1, 2013
by 
Ryan Worms, Deputy Director, In-Canada Programs

Dear members and supporters of Development and Peace,

Since the launch of our 2012 Fall Action campaign highlighting our concerns about Canada's new orientations in its international assistance policy, local parish-based Development and Peace groups from across the country have been organizing meetings with their local MPs. The organization's members have used these meetings to highlight the necessity of restoring the needs of the world's poorest and most disadvantaged peoples to the heart of Canadian international assistance policies and strategies in the pursuit of sustainable alternatives to unjust economic, political and social structures.

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Members express concern over international aid nationwide

January 30, 2013
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Members in Sherbrooke, Quebec, with Bishop Luc Cyr

We’ve been seeing some cold temperatures across the country this January, but that has not discouraged members of Development and Peace from getting out and meeting with their Members of Parliament to discuss Canada’s international aid policies. 

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Development and Peace responds to change in Canadian international aid announced by Minister Fantino

December 19, 2012
by 
Michael Casey, Executive Director

Development and Peace is concerned by recent comments made by the Minister of International Cooperation that Canadian foreign aid will be increasingly directed towards private-sector initiatives.

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Starting Out a New Campaign: Group by Group

October 31, 2012
by 
Luke Stocking, Deputy Director, In Canada Programs

Development and Peace has always aspired to be a democratic movement attentive to the voice of its members. These members are the living witness of our Catholic faith, put in the service of International Development.

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The future of our work in the Global South

April 17, 2012
by 
Gilio Brunelli, Director of International Programs

In light of all of the articles and discussions on the impact of the reduction in Development and Peace’s funding, we asked Gilio Brunelli, the Director of International Programs Department, to share his thoughts on CIDA's response to Development and Peace's proposal and to comment on how he sees the future of our work in the Global South. Here is what he had to say:

Development and Peace's website already provides ample details on CIDA’s response to our 2011-2016 funding proposal and some of the facts on the impacts, so there is little need to repeat these here. However, I do want to share with you some thoughts that have been weighing heavily on my mind.

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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.

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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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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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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