Stand for the Land

Defence of land and territory

Around the world, many communities are mobilizing to defend their territories against threats posed by extractive industries and industrial agriculture. These people are often threatened, criminalized or even killed when they stand up to protect their lands, their livelihoods and their very existence.

Development and Peace – Caritas Canada stands in solidarity with these peoples. With our partners, we support communities’ efforts to protect their territories and biodiversity for present and future generations.

To learn more about the campaign, attend one of our workshops hosted by our animation team across Canada and join us for the national launch webinar at 1:30 pm ET on February 25, 2023.

This Lent, double your impact!

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 Paix – Caritas Canada will receive a total of $240 over the year.

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

Create Hope

Taking off from our June 2022 Orientation Assembly and inspired by Pope Francis’s October 2021 message to the World Meeting of Popular Movements, we have chosen Create Hope as our guiding theme for the next five years.

A text on this theme appears on page 3 of the Mini-magazine. Our other campaign resources include a prayer card and a faith-based reflection (to come) that will accompany us over the coming years.

Share Lent resources

We have several resources to help you spread the word about the Share Lent campaign and encourage donations. These include a poster, a Mini-magazine, a short talk, the Way of the Cross, parish bulletin announcements, the Solidarity Calendar, weekly reflections, Prayers of the faithful, promotional banners, and more!

Hard copies of select resources are available in limited quantities. Please order them by January 25 to receive them in time for Share Lent.