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December 11, 2017
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. On December 10th, Human Rights Day, ICAN was officially awarded the prize at a ceremony in...
Pope Francis’ moment of encounter with Rohingya refugees
December 8, 2017
While traveling in Myanmar and Bangladesh from November 30 to December 2, Pope Francis met with Rohingya children, women and men. Here is an account of his visit.
The beginning of the next chapter devp
December 7, 2017
So our Executive Director, Serge Langlois, called the festive celebration of the closing of the Jubilee year while addressing some 200 people gathered at Notre-Dame College in Montreal on Saturday...
December 6, 2017
Let's respond to his invitation with our prayer and commitment. The beginning of the universal prayer of the Closing Mass of the 50th of Development and Peace, held on November 25 at the Basilica of...
Crisis in Honduras: Only Truth and Justice can Bring Peace
December 5, 2017
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada, the international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada, has been present in Honduras through a network of partner organizations for more...
December 5, 2017
On Mission Sunday, October 22nd 2017, the Diocese of Moncton celebrated in a special way the Golden Jubilee of Development and Peace.
Let's not forget the Rohingya refugees
November 27, 2017
Today’s visit to Bangladesh by Pope Francis reminds us of how important it is for us to stand together with Rohingya refugees, who are living in terrible conditions with little food or water, lacking...
combating violence against women
November 21, 2017
Development and Peace is joining its partner Kairos and a number of other organizations in welcoming in Canada two peacebuilders from South Sudan in the context of an awareness-raising tour about...
Are landgrabs in Brazil feeding Canadian pension funds?
November 17, 2017
The MATOPIBA is a region deep inside Brazil on the edge of the Amazon that is lush in biodiversity and where many peasants make their living cultivating small plots of land to feed their families and...
Empowering women to act for peace in Colombia
November 16, 2017
In 2012, following 50 years of conflict between the Colombian government and various guerrilla groups, President Juan Manuel Santos officially started peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces...
Communities displaced by Boko Haram receive support from Development and Peace
November 13, 2017
Violent incursions by the group Boko Haram have caused the suffering of thousands of people. Although the group originated in Northeastern Nigeria, their actions have spilled over into neighbouring...
November 7, 2017
Two years ago, Brazil experienced the worst environmental disaster in its history when a dam holding back iron tailings from the Samarco mine burst. The released mud ripped through several villages...
We came empty handed to Bangladesh
November 2, 2017
The situation of the Rohingya does not seem to be improving. Two months have now gone by since a military operation in Rakhine State, located in a poor region in the far west of Burma, pushed nearly...
Development and Peace - Caritas Canada launches an emergency call to help Rohingya refugees
November 1, 2017
Montreal, November 1, 2017 - Development and Peace - Caritas Canada is launching an emergency appeal to help Rohingya communities who have been forced to flee Myanmar and seek refuge in Bangladesh...
ICAN ban nuclear weapons 2017
October 27, 2017
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for the crucial role the coalition played in the adoption of the Treaty on the...
Women help build social peace in Lebanon
October 26, 2017
The conflict in Syria has had important repercussions for neighbouring countries, including Lebanon. This small nation of 4.4 million people has received about 1.5 million refugees, including more...
October 12, 2017
After 12 days on a “solidarity tour” to western Bolivia in August 2017, I have a clearer understanding of the term “solidarity.” Our group of 14 Western Canadians set off to learn about Bolivian...
October 12, 2017
A year after category 4 Hurricane Matthew slammed into the south of Haiti, groups of farmers who lost their homes and crops took to the streets to protest a budget that they describe as “criminal”...
October 12, 2017
Afghanistan is a country marked by several decades of armed conflicts. In forty years, it has been the theatre of two devastating wars: the Soviet-Afghan War (from 1979 to 1989) and the War in...
September 29, 2017
The below-named Canadian civil society organizations and individuals, who all have a strong interest and/or long experience of working in the Asia-Pacific region, are gravely concerned regarding the...
Projet Timbres Devp
September 25, 2017
Back in 1984, two philatelists from Beloeil, QC, Jean-Pierre Lagacé and the late Marcel Désilet, had the idea to collect the stamps affixed on envelopes arriving from around the world at Development...
September 22, 2017
Montreal, September 22nd, 2017 – Last Tuesday, a powerful earthquake registering 7.1 on the Richter scale hit Mexico City, the country’s capital...
Devp is saddened by the situation in Burma
September 20, 2017
As a result of renewed violence which erupted on August 25th, 2017 between the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army and the Myanmar army, in northern Rakhine State in Myanmar (the official name of Burma),...
William F. Ryan, was a Jesuit priest
September 20, 2017
William F. Ryan, was a Jesuit priest, a Harvard-trained economist and one of the leading influences on the post-Vatican II church in Canada. He was founding director of several important church-based...
September 21st is International Peace Day
September 20, 2017
September 21st is International Peace Day and we want you to show your support for women and peace in the world today.
September 19, 2017
The driver crossed himself three times before driving into the mine. Riding in the box of the industrial-size dump truck, the 14 of us held onto the sides of the box through sharp switchbacks and low...
Our partners prepare for Hurricane Irma in Haiti
September 7, 2017
Hurricane Irma has already been deemed one of the strongest storms to ever hit the Caribbean. The category 5 storm, which has winds reaching speeds of 295 km/hr, is set to make landfall in Haiti on...
2017 Education and Action Campaign
September 6, 2017
Montreal, September 6, 2017 – Development and Peace-Caritas Canada’s new campaign May Peace be With Her highlights how women are...
internship in Cambodia 2017 - QSF
September 1, 2017
Eight young people from Quebec are currently completing an introduction to international solidarity internship in Cambodia as part of the Québec sans frontières (Quebec without borders, or QSF)...
August 30, 2017
The Uru people that have depended on Lake Poopo for generations are now asking themselves a similar question. The lake, located in the Oruro province of Bolivia, experienced an unprecedented fast...
August 22, 2017
Brenda Arakaza of Winnipeg was looking forward to the 12-day Development and Peace solidarity tour of Bolivia. A native of Burundi in East Africa, Brenda had been impressed with the work of Caritas...
Host the Development and Peace quilt
August 18, 2017
Representing the vision of 58 dioceses from across Canada, Development and Peace’s 50th anniversary quilt is a moving tribute to the organization’s mission and the Christian values of equality...
50 years of campaigns for change
August 15, 2017
In a few weeks, Development and Peace will be launching its latest fall action campaign. These yearly campaigns have grown out of a tradition of responding to the injustices and human rights abuses...
President of the CCCB asks Prime Minister Trudeau for an ombudsperson for the Canadian extractives sector
August 11, 2017
The President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express concern over the environmental...
Emergency response helps Peruvian families DEVP
August 9, 2017
Relief efforts supported by Development and Peace are making a difference in the lives of 3,643 families in Peru affected by torrential rains and flooding...
Bryan filming a painter at the Casa de la Cultura
August 1, 2017
Six young people from Quebec are currently completing an introduction to international solidarity internship in Ecuador as part of the Québec sans frontières (Quebec without borders, or QSF) program.
July 31, 2017
Eight young people from Quebec are currently completing an introduction to international solidarity internship in Cambodia as part of the Québec sans frontières (Quebec without borders, or QSF)...
July 27, 2017
Eight young people from Quebec are currently completing an introduction to international solidarity internship in Bolivia as part of the Québec sans frontières (Quebec without borders, or QSF)...
July 20, 2017
Following its recent efforts to raise $3.8 million in funds for the ongoing food crisis in northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, Development and Peace Humanitarian Assistance...
July 17, 2017
July 17, 2017, Montreal, Quebec – Development and Peace – Caritas Canada would like to express its profound gratitude to Canadians across the...
Commemorative Mass Photo
June 28, 2017
On June 18, after a day of meetings in Montreal, members of the National Council drove to Drummondville to attend a Eucharistic Celebration at St-Frédéric Basilica, led by Most Reverend Terrence...
Jubilee book to celebrate 50 years of Solidarity
May 31, 2017
With 50 stories from 50 different contributors, Development and Peace’s new book, Jubilee 50 Years of Solidarity, is both an exuberant celebration of the profoundly transformative role that our...
May 30, 2017
In Canada, we can bite into an apple that travelled around the world, while apple orchards and good storehouses abound within kilometres of our homes. This is the sad irony of our current industrial...
May 30, 2017
Summer is just around the corner and for those of you haven’t yet planned your vacation, we thought we would share a suggestion in the context of Development and Peace’s Jubilee celebrations this...
mining justice
May 30, 2017
Nearly a decade has passed since industry and civil society leaders recommended that the Canadian government create an ombudsperson to handle the grievances of people affected by Canadian oil, gas...
May 30, 2017
In the second video in our Jubilee video series, Development and Peace looks back to its very first fundraising campaign launched in 1968.The Campaign raised $1.35 million for 77 projects in 32...
Famine Relief Fund
May 29, 2017
May 29, 2017, Montreal, Quebec – Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is extremely pleased that the Government of Canada has launched a Famine Relief Fund to respond to the severe food crisis in...
May 5, 2017
May 4, 2017, Victoria, British Colombia—Development and Peace—Caritas Canada was delighted to announce the receipt of a $4 million...
World Day 2017
April 28, 2017
This Saturday, April 22, 2017, we celebrated International Mother Earth Day, also known as Earth Day. Dedicated to education, consciousness...
Let’s Demystify Agroecology
April 17, 2017
On this International Day of Peasant Struggles, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is proud to launch its new thematic analysis “Let’s Demystify Agroecology”
April 12, 2017
While Bishop Raymond Poisson, of Joliette and Hélène Tremblay-Boyko, Vice-President Development and Peace National Council were on mission in Lebanon and Syria in February, they met several inspiring...
April 5, 2017
Diocese of Montreal
Eucharistic celebration followed by a fraternal encounter with a light snack took place on March 18, 2017, to mark 50 years of Development and Peace’s presence in the Diocese of Montreal.
April 3, 2017
Last summer, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada participated in the government-led consultations on renewing Canada's international aid policy.
March 31, 2017
On the eve of Solidarity Sunday, I would like to convey my most sincere thanks to our members and our staff who traveled to parishes across Canada since the beginning of Lent Season to bring a...
March 30, 2017
Next Sunday, April 2 (the fifth Sunday of Lent), parishioners across Canada will be celebrating Solidarity Sunday. This day is part of Development and Peace – Caritas Canada’s annual Share Lent...
Populorum Progressio
March 26, 2017
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is proud to launch the first in a series of 10 videos that chronicles our organization’s 50-year journey on the anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s influential...
Humanitarian Crisis - Africa 2017
March 23, 2017
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is profoundly concerned about the famine in South Sudan, and the humanitarian crises in Somalia, Yemen, and Nigeria. The situation is also very troubling in...
March 17, 2017
Although Mother Nature was not really on our side on this cold Saturday of March 11th, those who were willing to brave the raging Siberian weather to make it out to our urban sugar shack held near...
March 17, 2017
“Everything is connected” was the central theme of two events organized as part of the celebrations of the Jubilee Year, held at the Centre St-Pierre in Montreal: a public forum on Thursday, March...
March 15, 2017
On March 15, 2017, a day that sadly marks the sixth anniversary of the outbreak of the war in Syria, we wish to acknowledge the outstanding work...
new thematic analysis “Women at the Heart of Change”
March 9, 2017
Over the last 50 years, women have been essential actors for change at Development and Peace—Caritas Canada, both in the Global South as well as in our movement here in Canada. Even though women face...
sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict approaches
March 3, 2017
Friday, March 3, Montreal, Quebec—As the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict approaches, Development and Peace—Caritas Canada is pleased to...
Share Lent 2017 -  Women at the Heart of Change
February 28, 2017
Montreal, February 28, 2017—As part of its 50th Share Lent campaign, Development and Peace has chosen to underscore the important...
Together we can save our common home
February 27, 2017
For almost 50 years, Development and Peace has been striving for global justice and dignity for all. By addressing the root causes of injustice and poverty, we have been working to build a fair and...
Do you know where your pension fund money is being invested
February 7, 2017
For years, Canadians have been taking advantage of the month of February to review their investments before tax season starts. But have you ever wondered if you have “responsible” investments?
Development and Peace stands in solidarity with refugees
February 6, 2017
As an organization working for social justice and peace for the last 50 years, Development and Peace-Caritas Canada denounces the Executive Order from President Donald Trump which suspends the US...
February 2, 2017
I wasn’t able to attend the beautiful celebration on January 21st where the quilt patch of the diocese of Saint-Jean Longueuil was unveiled, so I asked my fundraising colleague, François Gschwind, to...
Development and Peace expresses profound condolences to Muslim community
February 2, 2017
It is with compassion that we at Development and Peace – Caritas Canada add our prayers to the many sentiments of love and peace being expressed for the families of the victims in the Quebec...
Development and Peace - Caritas Canada on solidarity mission to the Middle East
February 1, 2017
In response to an invitation from Catholic Bishops in the Middle East, a Canadian delegation composed of Catholic Bishops and representatives...
January 30, 2017
“It is with humility and honour that I accept today the leadership of Development and Peace,” said Serge Langlois, newly named executive director of Development and Peace.
Syrians harsh winter conditions
January 27, 2017
Since the siege in East Aleppo ended last month, the cold weather has taken a severe toll on the estimated 50,000 Syrians remaining in East Aleppo, who sought refuge in temporary shelters or severely...
Creating space for disabled women in Indonesia
January 25, 2017
The Indonesian Women’s Coalition for Justice and Democracy (KPI), supported by Development and Peace, is working to improve conditions for all women in Indonesian society, including women with...
New coalition to strengthen relations with Indigenous peoples
January 23, 2017
Development and Peace—Caritas is proud to become part of a new coalition, composed of six catholic organizations, whose goal is to foster relations with Indigenous Peoples.