Share Lent

This Lent, let’s put People and Planet First

Share Lent is an annual highlight for our organization.

It is when the bishops of Canada encourage the faithful to give to Development and Peace, especially through the collection on Solidarity Sunday, the fifth Sunday of Lent.

This Lent, let us walk in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South who put people and planet first.

Join us and bring Share Lent to life in your community!


Act in solidarity, give generously

Become a Share Year-Round donor

Double your impact by becoming a Share Year-Round donor or increasing your monthly donations during Lent!

A fund endowed by some generous individuals and religious communities will match new monthly pledges (and increases to existing monthly donations) dollar for dollar!* E.g., if you pledge $10 a month, Development and Peace will receive a total of $240 over the year.

*Valid until the matching fund of $160,000 runs out.

Spread solidarity

Start your fundraising page and ask friends and family to contribute to Development and Peace’s mission. A few minutes is all it takes to spread solidarity!

Don’t hesitate to take the Good Friday Spreading Solidarity Challenge by creating your page by April 15.

Give today

Make a donation that will go straight to the hearts of the people we support in the Global South.

Your Share Lent contribution helps put people and the planet first.

From our partners and the people they serve, THANK YOU for giving from the heart!

Your donation in action in Madagascar

In Madagascar, our partner the Development Council of Andohatapenaka (CDA) is helping residents transform one of the most vulnerable neighborhoods into an ecological village.

What makes the collaboration between Development and Peace and CDA special is that the beneficiaries of the project participate. They don’t wait for us to give them something. They are both beneficiaries and actors in the realization of their initiatives.

Rarivoarinoro Hanta Manana,
project manager, CDA

In addition to enabling our community development programs, your Share Lent donation helps Development and Peace leverage additional financing from institutional funders like Global Affairs Canada and the Government of Quebec.

This project was realized with financing from the Government of Quebec and meets the objectives of its 2030 Plan for a Green Economy.

Bring the campaign to life in your community

We have many resources to help you run the Share Lent campaign in your parish or school. Visit our Resources section to discover our Mini-magazine, Solidarity Calendar, Way of the Cross and much more!

A time for introspection

Check our website every week over Lent, for the reflection on the Gospel reading for the next Sunday. Or if you’re itching to read them all right now, download them in the Resources section. Young ones needn’t miss out either! Our Family Bulletin is a great reflection tool for kids.