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November 29, 2019
Frontline activists share their views on the progress and precarity of democracy in Tunisia.
November 22, 2019
Development and Peace — Caritas Canada is proud to announce the release of the report "Boiling Over: Global Warming, Hunger and Violence in the Lake...
November 19, 2019
Development and Peace — Caritas Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s ongoing commitment to have the persecution of the Rohingya people recognized as genocide...
November 8, 2019
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Development and Peace — Caritas Canada is co-sponsoring the event The Synod on the Amazon...
November 8, 2019
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada’s documentary After the Storm: Building the Pope Francis Village was awarded the 2019 prize of excellence...
Bishops call South Sudan’s leaders to shift focus from power-sharing to root causes of conflict
November 5, 2019
Development and Peace — Caritas Canada supports the call of South Sudan’s church leaders for the country’s much-anticipated transitional government...
October 30, 2019
The Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle has released a statement entitled “Message of support from Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle on the occasion of the UN...
Calling for a civil society-led transition to good governance in Haiti
October 18, 2019
The Creole slogan, M’anvi viv tankou moun (I would like to live like a human being), on a young man’s t-shirt summarized...
October 17, 2019
Development and Peace — Caritas Canada has joined over 170 Canadian...
October 16, 2019
On this World Food Day, we reaffirm our commitment to the most vulnerable people of Yemen. Development and Peace — Caritas Canada is supporting...
Federal Election Guide 2019
October 11, 2019
Development and Peace — Caritas Canada invites you to participate actively in Canada’s democratic life by meeting the candidates in your riding and by...
October 11, 2019
Greetings to the Natural World The People
October 10, 2019
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada’s partners are playing a critical role at the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region being held at the Vatican from October 6 to 27...
Quebec program that supports Development and Peace partners wins prestigious UN Global Climate Action Award
October 2, 2019
Development and Peace — Caritas Canada congratulates the Government of Quebec on winning a 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Award...
September 25, 2019
Momentum is building around the world of people calling for climate justice. In cities and towns, among the young and old, in the Global...
Will the new ombudsperson be a voice for justice
September 24, 2019
After a decade of mobilizing for the creation of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), and  waiting another 15 months for the position to be filled...
Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas
September 23, 2019
The Category 5 Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on September 1, 2019 causing extensive damage to the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama.
Urging the Canadian government to defend the peace process in Colombia
September 21, 2019
On the International Day of Peace, Development and Peace — Caritas Canada has co-signed a joint civil society statement...
For Our Common Home - Amazon
September 10, 2019
New campaign will let Canadians support Amazonian communities’ struggle for ecological justice.
September 9, 2019
Update on the organizational review
CCODP/Caritas Canada and the CCCB jointly acknowledge the conclusion of the last two important...
September 3, 2019
The Amazon rainforest, which is critical to the earth’s ecological balance, is going up in flames. Supporting those who defend it is now, quite literally, a burning need.
Turkish citizens mobilize against a Canadian-funded gold mine
August 30, 2019
In Greek mythology, the gods are said to have watched the Trojan War unfold from atop Mount Ida...
What happens when the lungs of the Earth are on fire
August 27, 2019
The Amazon forest, which provides 20% of the oxygen we breathe, is burning in front of our eyes. As Development and Peace-Caritas Canada prepares to launch its new campaign, For our Common Home: A...
August 12, 2019
Today, on International Youth Day, Development and Peace — Caritas Canada salutes its partners’ work in Syria and Turkey to empower young people...
June 27, 2019
The popular community radio station, Vwa Peyizan Sid (VPS), based in...
June 18, 2019
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada welcomes the appointment of Jacqueline O’Neill on Wednesday, June 12, as Canada’s first Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security. 
May 27, 2019
On March 15, 2019, Cyclone Idai, one of the worst tropical cyclones on record in Africa, hit the coast of Mozambique. Barely had the stunned citizenry processed the scale of the disaster when they...
May 23, 2019
A $1-million contribution from Global Affairs Canada will enable Development and Peace – Caritas Canada to expand its support to Rohingya refugees.
May 21, 2019
10,000+ action cards calling for solidarity with forced migrants delivered to Members of Parliament.
May 17, 2019
Our members and partners around the world have been mobilizing for an independent human rights ombudsperson in solidarity with communities...
Walks - Share the Journey
May 14, 2019
Canadians took up the challenge to walk the equivalent of the Earth’s circumference and they succeeded! With many more walks on the way, how far will we go?
Nepal: Four years after the 2015 earthquakes
April 25, 2019
Four years ago, on April 25th, 2015, Nepal was struck by a massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale. That event was followed by several...
April 17, 2019
On April 17, the International Day of Peasant Struggles, it seems important to emphasize that the demand for social justice also means...
Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Fort McMurray, AB
April 16, 2019
A Catholic High School in Fort McMurray, Alberta, walked 20,439 km in solidarity with forced migrants. 
Share the Journey walk
April 15, 2019
This fall, we launched the Share the Journey campaign and invited Canadians to walk in solidarity with the 68.5 million forced migrants around the world.
April 11, 2019
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada adds its voice to those mourning the tragic death of Sally O’Neill, our close collaborator and Honduran consultant, kill
April 10, 2019
With deep sadness, Development and Peace-Caritas Canada received...
April 8, 2019
Montreal, April 8, 2019  – The Government of Canada failed today to appoint an independent Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with...
April 8, 2019
Lenten Weekly Reflections
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Gospel: Luke 19: 28-40 and Luke 22:14-23:56 Being an Easter people to a Palm Sunday people
Hamda, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon
April 1, 2019
Lenten Weekly Reflections
Solidarity Sunday Gospel: John 8:1-11 A realm of justice and peace
Joint Statement by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Devp
March 29, 2019
In anticipation for the Share Lent collection in parishes across Canada this coming Fifth Sunday of Lent, 7 April 2019, we would like to provide an update on the ongoing review of...
Cyclone Idai
March 28, 2019
Zimbabwe are in need of urgent aid after Tropical Cyclone Idai ravaged the region.
March 25, 2019
Lenten Weekly Reflections
Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Peaceful dwelling places
Children in Bangladesh
March 18, 2019
Lenten Weekly Reflections
Gospel: Exodus 3:1-15 and Luke 13:1-9  God’s Holy intervention has inaugurated 263 houses in the Pope Francis Village
March 12, 2019
Montreal, February 25, 2019 – Development and Peace – Caritas Canada has inaugurated 263 houses in the Pope Francis Village...
Umuechem community
March 11, 2019
Lenten Weekly Reflections
Gospel: Luke 9:28b-36
March 7, 2019
Lenten Weekly Reflection
Gospel: Luke 4:1-13
Sharelent 2019 DEVP
March 6, 2019
Montreal, March 6, 2019 — Today, on Ash Wednesday, Development and Peace—Caritas Canada is launching its 2019 Share Lent fundraising...
March 5, 2019
Once a charred brown, the palm lined hills that surround the colonial town of Cavaillon, have, two years after Hurricane Matthew, regained their...
February 22, 2019
For almost two weeks now, the Haitian people have been in the streets of Port-au-Prince, expressing their anger at the government, which they accuse of being corrupt and of, among other things,...
Creating a culture of encounter at World Youth Day 2019
February 7, 2019
On Wednesday January 23rd, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada helped Caritas Internationalis provide World Youth Day pilgrims with a true experience of the Culture of Encounter in Panama City.
February 4, 2019
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada has sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau to express its concern over the poverty and insecurity...
February 1, 2019
On Monday, January 21, violence broke out in Malen, in the Pujehun district of southern Sierra Leone, an area affected by a large-scale land investment initiative the local population has been...
promote and integrate migrants and refugees
January 14, 2019
Two landmark treaties have been passed to respond to the increasing number of migrants around the world. The Global Compact on Refugees and the...
The negative benefits of mining for women in Sierra Leone
January 9, 2019
Sierra Leone is a resource-rich country with significant deposits of iron ore, diamonds, bauxite, rutile and gold. The mineral resources are contributing about 24% to the country's GDP...