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Joanne Moïse, women’s peasant organization OFTAG - Haiti
December 27, 2016
Joanne Moïse, 28, is a member of the women’s peasant organization OFTAG, which is supported by Development and Peace. As a member of OFTAG, Joanne received training to be a women leader in emergency...
December 22, 2016
Women peasants in Haiti are crucial for ensuring the country does not go hungry. Their work contributes to feeding their families and communities.
"Meltdown of humanity" in Aleppo must stop - Syria
December 14, 2016
In the last few days, Syrian government forces and its allies, Russia and Iran, have conducted a brutal assault on east Aleppo to reclaim this rebel-held part of the city. The fate of the tens of...
December 12, 2016
For the past two years, after having followed a training course with KAIROS — of which Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is a member — I have the honour and privilege of being able to facilitate...
December 6, 2016
It was with great pleasure that I received this story from my colleague Normand Comte, Program Officer in the International Programs Department. He just returned from Quito, the capital of Ecuador,...
Canadian ambassador inaugurates new Caritas Jordan centre
December 6, 2016
Caritas Jordan has opened a new refugee centre with support from Development and Peace-Caritas Canada and the Canadian government.
opposing pipelines
December 2, 2016
The government of Canada recently announced that it rejected the construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline, which would have cut through the protected forests in British Columbia, but approved...
providing humanitarian aid to Syrians
December 1, 2016
After five years of providing humanitarian aid to Syrians, whose country is being destroyed by violent conflict, Development and Peace added to its response by launching an advocacy campaign in the...
Solidarity with the people of Palestine
November 29, 2016
In solidarity with the people of the Palestinian Territories, Development and Peace supported the production of the documentary Open Bethlehem, which shows the impacts of the wall, as told from the...
November 26, 2016
It is with deep gratitude that the members of the National Council of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace receive the pastoral letter...
COP22 climate change in Marrakech
November 24, 2016
The COP22 climate talks in Marrakech, which concluded on November 18th, will not go down in history as the COP of action that it had promised to be.
November 21, 2016
The COP22 was meant to be the “COP of Action,” but now at the end, we are left to wonder whether it was worthy of this slogan, considering the final decisions that were made.
damage caused by Hurricane Matthew
November 18, 2016
Last week, Canada’s Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau stepped off a plane in Haiti to assess damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.
November 16, 2016
The church in the parish of St. Joseph Torbeck sits without a roof, completely exposed to the sky above. Inside, it is a hollow shell, all the benches removed to dry in the sun and remnants of the...
 Typhoon Haiyan reconstruction
November 11, 2016
It has already been three years since Super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) ripped through the Visayas in the Philippines, yet reports show that only 1% of houses promised by the government...
November 8, 2016
Coming over the mountains into the isolated department of Grand’Anse in the southwestern part of Haiti, shocking scenes of desolation and devastation take over the landscape.
role of agriculture in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)
November 7, 2016
As COP22 begins in Marrakech, Morocco today, it is interesting to think about the role of agriculture in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and in the adaptation of our food-production system.
Voice for Justice campaign
November 2, 2016
In 2013, the launch of the Voice for Justice campaign was an important step in the mobilization of Canadians for mining justice in Canada.
October 31, 2016
One year ago, Brazil experienced the worst environmental disaster in its history, when a tailings dam collapsed at the Mariana iron ore mining site in the state of Minas Gerais, dumping millions of...
October 27, 2016
On October 31, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada invites Canadians to join Pope Francis in a day of prayer and action for peace in Syria.
Courtepointe  dans le diocèse de Trois-Rivières
October 27, 2016
It was with a lot of pride that I witnessed, on Wednesday October 16, the application of this principle in Ste-Geneviève de Batiscan, in the diocese of Trois-Rivières.
Cuisines collectives de Ste-Geneviève
October 27, 2016
It is with this cry from the heart that Maria Inostroza, a native of Chile, shared the experience of the visit that she and six other women from the Collective Kitchens made to Peru.
Food security major concern in Haiti reconstruction
October 21, 2016
More than two weeks after the passage of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, the damage is still being assessed. Access to the most affected departments of Grande-Anse and Sud remains difficult because of...
Solidarity at the Heart of Devp Commitment
October 20, 2016
In one year from today, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada will celebrate 50 years of solidarity with the poorest and most vulnerable people in the countries of the Global South.
October 12, 2016
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, several of Development and Peace – Caritas Canada’s partners have reported that preventative measures learned from past disasters helped saved lives.
Canada ratifies the Paris Agreement
October 12, 2016
On October 5th, the Canadian House of Commons supported the ratification of the Paris Agreement, which helped push the historic agreement over the threshold required for its entry into force, i.e....
October 7, 2016
October 7, 2016 - The magnitude of the natural disaster that has struck the island of Haiti is increasing by the hour, but we already know that we are facing a major crisis.
How Canada can ensure a lasting peace in Syria
October 6, 2016
In towns and cities across the country, Canadians committed to peace and justice marked the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi by offering hope to the people of Syria through prayers and solidarity.
October 4, 2016
Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to hit Haiti in a decade, is currently ravaging the tiny island nation.
On October 4th pray for peace in Syria
September 27, 2016
As war rages on in Syria, shattering lives, destroying childhoods and denying people of their dignity, we must continue to give hope to the people of Syria through our love, prayers and solidarity. 
International Day of Peace : Syria
September 21, 2016
Today, on International Day of Peace, we wish to share with you a message from our partner Caritas Syria. Syrians need peace now.
September 1, 2016
Montreal, September 1st, 2016 — Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is launching today its new education and action campaign A
Development and Peace a proud sponsor of the World Social Forum
August 25, 2016
From August 8th to 14th, Montreal hosted the World Social Forum (WSF), a global gathering of social movements, civil society organizations, activists and individuals who all have an interest in...
Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens - WSF
August 24, 2016
During the Forum, we participated in roundtables, convergence assemblies and meetings. We discussed with several countries the Latin American context of coup d'état, as those we are facing in Brazil...
Sam is Publications and Communications Manager with Development and Peace partner Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP) in Cambodia
August 23, 2016
Sam is Publications and Communications Manager with Development and Peace partner Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP) in Cambodia. She participated in the World Social Forum as part of a...
August 19, 2016
What we are not seeing in the glare of the cameras, however, is those who have paid the highest price for these Olympics: Rio’s poor.
50th anniversary of Development and Peace
August 18, 2016
It is with these words that Jean-Denis Lampron, President of the National Council of Development and Peace, kicked off the activities of the 50th anniversary of Development and Peace last Saturday...
August 18, 2016
Development and Peace co-organized two central workshops that looked at real ways to cool down the planet and halt climate change.
August 16, 2016
The Spirit has certainly been moving among our Development and Peace member delegation this past week. We have asked three members to share their impressions.
August 12, 2016
Connectedness, that was the key word that kept coming up during the Laudato Si’: A Call to Change panel workshop that was co-organized by Development and Peace and CIDSE at the World Social Forum.
August 12, 2016
The first workshop organized by Development and Peace at the WSF, Our Rivers and Mountains are Not for Sale, was a great success!
August 11, 2016
Development and Peace’s Atlantic Regional Animator Rebecca Rathbone recently travelled to Krakow, Poland to participate in World Youth Day 2016 as part of #YoungCaritas, a group young people working...
August 10, 2016
Development and Peace is co-organizing several workshops at the World Social Forum that will feature activists from around the world.
August 8, 2016
Montreal, August, 8th, 2016 – Development and Peace is proud to be an official partner of the 2016 World Social Forum (WSF), which is being held in Montreal from August 9th to 14th.
World Social Forum 2016
July 27, 2016
From August 9th to 14th, Montreal will be hosting the World Social Forum (WSF), a global gathering of social movements, civil society organizations and engaged citizens, who will come together to...
Violent clashes in South Sudan - have left 300 dead
July 18, 2016
Violent clashes in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, have left 300 dead, and have displaced at least 35,000 people, who are taking refuge in UN camps and compounds, church grounds and the forest.
July 4, 2016
Montreal, July 5, 2016- Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is joining with the Caritas Internationalis network, of which it is a member, for the launch of a global campaign called Syria: Peace is...
June 28, 2016
“The Untold Stories of Environmental Exiles of Ogoniland”, a new report published by Social Action, a Development and Peace partner in Nigeria, exposes the ongoing displacement and forced migration...
June 27, 2016
Solidarity trip to Cambodia
In June 2016, eight Development and Peace members from Eastern Québec will be travelling to Cambodia with their regional animators for 20 days.
June 23, 2016
In partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Development and Peace - Caritas Canada is providing support for an Ethiopian partner organization (the Harar Secretariat of Caritas Ethiopia (HCS...
June 22, 2016
The local elementary school in the community of Diit is a beehive of activity these days.
Participate in the consultations on Canadian development aid
June 21, 2016
On May 18, 2016, the government of Canada launched a review and consultation process concerning Canadian aid policy, to be carried out by
June 20, 2016
Montreal, the 20 of June 2016 - Development and Peace regrets to announce the departure of its Executive Director, Mr. David Leduc.
June 17, 2016
One year ago, Pope Francis galvanized the world with his encyclical letter Laudato Si’.
June 17, 2016
Solidarity trip to Cambodia
In June 2016, eight Development and Peace members from Eastern Québec will be travelling to Cambodia with their regional animators for 20 days.
June 15, 2016
Development and Peace to present a panel on Laudato Si and its call for ecological conversion.
June 14, 2016
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) Standing Liaison Committee and the Standing Committee for Development and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (...
June 9, 2016
Solidarity trip to Cambodia
In June 2016, eight Development and Peace members from Eastern Québec will be travelling to Cambodia with their regional animators for 20 days.
June 8, 2016
Five months after the COP21 in Paris, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Bonn, Germany from May 16 to May 26, 2016.
June 6, 2016
Burundi has been plunged in a political crisis since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza made the very controversial announcement that he would be allowed to present his candidacy for a...
June 2, 2016
On April 25, 2016, which marked the first anniversary of the earthquake in Nepal, I travelled to the country to spend two weeks assessing the changing context and monitor the projects supported by...
May 30, 2016
As Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion returned from his first meeting with the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) in Vienna, Austria on May 17, Syrians in besieged areas continue...
May 24, 2016
On January 7th, 2016, Nilce Magalhães de Souza disappeared from her home, never to be seen again.
First World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey
May 13, 2016
This coming May 23rd and 24th, over 5,000 participants are expected to attend the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.
May 10, 2016
Shiar, 31, is one of the over 1 million refugees to have made the treacherous crossing over the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.
May 2, 2016
You are invited to a webinar to learn more about how to advocate for global justice!
May 2, 2016
There is no question that the extreme weather being caused by climate change is impacting the lives of small family farmers and their ability to grow food.
April 25, 2016
Development and Peace and Mining Watch Canada are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to give special attention to an open letter from close to 200 Latin American and international organizations...
April 22, 2016
This year, Earth Day is being marked by a very special event: the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement. It is expected that more than 170 countries will sign the agreement on this opening day,...
April 20, 2016
Thiramaya is 103-years-old and lives in Thokarpa-7, Sindhupalchowk in Nepal. One morning, she suddenly heard a loud noise that she believed to be a helicopter passing low over her home – which was...
April 20, 2016
According to the organization Global Witness, more than 109 human and environmental rights defenders were killed in Honduras between 2010 and 2015.
April 18, 2016
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is closely monitoring the situation in Ecuador after a violent earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, st
April 18, 2016
Twenty years ago, 19 Brazilian peasants who were members of Development and Peace partner the Landless Workers Movement (MST) were murdered by gunmen hired by big landowners.
April 1, 2016
From February 2013 to November 2014, a number of Development and Peace partners from various parts of Latin American met regularly to participate in a systematization process based on their...
March 31, 2016
At Development and Peace, our members are at the heart of our advocacy activities. 
March 31, 2016
This year’s Share Lent campaign provided an opportunity to re-iterate Pope Francis’ powerful message from his encyclical Laudato Si’ to care for our common home.
March 31, 2016
Last December, 195 countries came together in Paris and negotiated an historic agreement on climate change. 
March 30, 2016
The Catholic signatories express their support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
March 15, 2016
The #withsyria movement, which is a coalition of organizations worldwide that includes Development and Peace, wants as many people as possible show their solidarity with the people of Syria today.
March 15, 2016
Is building peace like building a house? The new peace-building organization House of Peace believes that the answer is yes! 
March 15, 2016
The 2016 WSF will be historic as it will be the first time since the start of the event in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, that it will take place in a Northern country.
March 10, 2016
On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the start of the war in Syria, Development and Peace is launching a national advocacy campaign that is calling on the Canadian government to take concrete...
March 7, 2016
Next Sunday, March 13th (the fifth Sunday of Lent), parishioners all across Canada will be celebrating Solidarity Sunday. This day is part of Development and Peace’s annual Share Lent campaign, whose...
March 7, 2016
Development and Peace adds its voice to those of its Honduran partners in the unequivocal condemnation of the abhorrent assassination of Berta Cáceres, president of Coordinating Group of the Civic...
March 4, 2016
Imagine for a moment if we tackled the causes of climate change with the same energy, creativity and resources that have been mobilized to combat smoking!
February 26, 2016
On March 3, 2016, the first ministers' conference, organized by the Prime Minister, will be held in Vancouver to discuss the future climate policies of Canada. This meeting provides an opportunity...
February 17, 2016
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada has collected $2.2M in eligible donations for the Syrian Emergency Relief Fund.
February 12, 2016
Development and Peace welcomes the announcement made this week by the Government of Canada to increase the amount allocated to humanitarian aid and long-term development to help Syrians who have been...
February 11, 2016
Two months after the COP 21 climate talks in Paris, where countries agreed to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in the German city of Bonn, the G8 nations are pressed to increase their...
February 10, 2016
In January 2016, my colleague Ann Dominique and I had the opportunity to go on a project monitoring trip to the Sahel, more specifically to Mali and Niger.
February 9, 2016
We are launching a brand-new initiative: the solidarity quilt. This involves a pilgrimage organized at both the national and international level, where our members and our partners in the countries...
February 9, 2016
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is today, Ash Wednesday, launching its annual Lenten fundraising campaign Share Lent. This campaign is the main funding source for the...
February 8, 2016
The exclusion of women has a very real cost. Even so they are the people who suffer most from poverty in today’s world. They endure many injustices and their voices are too rarely heard. In Africa,...
February 5, 2016
For the second consecutive year, we invite you to participate in the Share Lent campaign via our mobile app. Journey during Lent with three simple steps each day: learn, pray and act.
January 25, 2016
On December 12, 2015, after two weeks of intense negotiations at the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), 195 countries adopted by consensus the Paris Agreement.
January 25, 2016
The 2015 Development and Peace fall education campaign has been a big success with thousands of Canadians across the country leading the campaign in their comm
January 8, 2016
As Ethiopia experiences one of its worst droughts in decades, Development and Peace is responding with immediate aid to help meet the acute needs created by th
January 7, 2016
Development and Peace welcomes the announcement by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, to extend the
January 4, 2016
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has launched a new version of its logo, which includes the addition of Caritas Canada to the organ