In Canada

Involving Canadians in building a just world

Development and Peace members form a national solidarity movement committed to social justice that comprises more than 10,000 people from every diocese and many communities across Canada. They mobilize through awareness raising, advocacy and fundraising campaigns.


Development and Peace’s campaigns focus on current global development and humanitarian issues. Members learn about, reflect on, pray over and act on these issues in a constructive way. We create educational materials and activities, theological and spiritual tools and thematic analyses in line with Catholic Social Teaching for members to use to raise awareness or host related activities in their local schools, parishes and communities.


Our campaigns include an advocacy component that provides members with a platform to get involved, take constructive action and to use the strength of our movement to effect change in Canada that can positively impact vulnerable communities around the world.