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Where is Canada’s Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise
December 10, 2018
Montreal, December 10, 2018 – Today, on International Human Rights Day, over 200...
December 7, 2018
This week, negotiators from 197 countries have come together in Poland for U.N. climate talks at COP24, which may be the world’s last chance to ensure that we respond to the global climate crisis. 
In solidarity with the Palestinian people
November 29, 2018
The Gaza strip is affected by a severe humanitarian crisis caused by a 10-year Israeli economic embargo, three successive wars and a drastic reduction in US aid.
Joint Statement by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Devp
November 26, 2018
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace – Caritas Canada (CCODP) together with the Canadian Conference of Catholic...
displaced by hunger and violence in the Lake Chad Basin
November 21, 2018
As highlighted in our Share the Journey campaign, 85% of the world’s refugees are being hosted in the poorest countries on the planet. This is certainly the...
A community in Madagascar receives royalties from a mining company
November 15, 2018
Since 2009, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada has been supporting the Réseau de Militant pour la Bonne Gouvernance...
PROCLIMA Project launched in Haiti
November 9, 2018
On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada and its Haitian partner the Institute of Technology and Animation (ITECA)...
November 8, 2018
A report produced in collaboration with some of Development and Peace – Caritas Canada’s partners in Brazil uncovers how foreign investments and...
5 years after Super Typhoon Haiyan
November 7, 2018
November 7, 2018, Montreal – On the 5th anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan, Development and Peace...
October 29, 2018
Since October 13, a caravan of Honduran migrants, and that includes over 7,000 children, women, and men, have been...
presidential election in Madagascar 2018
October 25, 2018
On November 7th and December 19th, the people of Madagascar will be called upon to go to the polls to elect their next President.
combat hate by walking with migrants and refugees
October 24, 2018
Cardinal Luis Tagle, President of Caritas Internationalis, of which Development and Peace - Caritas Canada is a member...
Saint Oscar Romero, a martyr for social justice
October 18, 2018
The words on the old poster say, “Oscar Romero is dead, a martyr, Rejoice.” There is also a drawing of the man along with the date...
Earthquake in Haiti 2018
October 17, 2018
The 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck northwestern Haiti on Saturday, October 6th, resulted in 17 fatalities, 350 people injured, and many...
Needs alarmingly high in Indonesia - earthquake and tsunami disaster
October 15, 2018
On September 28th, the northern area of the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia was struck by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, which caused a subsequent...
October 12, 2018
Development and Peace’s campaign, May Peace Be With He, shined a spotlight on the courageous women who...
Cardinal Pedro Barreto
October 11, 2018
Cardinal Pedro Barreto Jimeno Ricardo, Archbishop of Huancayo, Peru, is a member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, whose...
October 9, 2018
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a special report that warns that urgent action...
September 27, 2018
On September 20, 2018, the House of Commons unanimously adopted a motion to recognize the treatment of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority...
September 24, 2018
More than a month after torrential rains poured down upon the state of Kerala in southwestern India, the situation of thousands of people remains very precarious.
Responding to conflict and climate change in Somalia
September 19, 2018
Located in the Horn of Africa along the Gulf of Aden, Somalia has always had a harsh environment that makes it prone to drought and crippling heat. But when you add conflict and climate change to the...
Share the Journey - No one should be forced to flee their home
September 12, 2018
New Development and Peace – Caritas Canada campaign asks Canadians to Share the Journey of forced migrants.
August 23, 2018
Montreal, August 23, 2018 – One year since the start of a mass exodus of Rohingya people fleeing violence and persecution in Burma (also known as Myanmar), there are now nearly one million refugees...
Devastating floods in Kerala, India
August 23, 2018
August 23, 2018 - The state of Kerala in southwest India is currently experiencing its most violent monsoon in a century.
August 2, 2018
On June 20, 2018, we were greatly touched and honoured to receive a $1.5 million donation to the Development and Peace – Caritas Canada Solidarity Fund.
Honduras: the dirty politics of clean energy
August 1, 2018
Development and Peace has been working for 20 years now in partnership with Caritas Choluteca in southern Honduras.  Our current collaboration with this diocesan Caritas seeks to empower local...
Devp  documentary After the Storm: Building the Pope Francis Village
July 17, 2018
When local organizations in the Philippines supported by Development...
World Refugee Day: No one should be forced to flee their home
June 20, 2018
Today marks World Refugee Day and the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) has just released the staggering numbers on forced...
Extractivism threatening women
June 19, 2018
In 1846, five leaders of the Tsilhqot’in Nation in British Columbia made their way to meet with British colonial authorities in what they believed were peace talks after they had killed...
G7 - concrete proposals for climate justice, equality, and peace
June 8, 2018
Canada is currently hosting the G7 in Charlevoix, Quebec, which will bring together the leaders of the 7 wealthiest nations...
ecological conversion in new pastoral exhortation
May 10, 2018
The Bishops’ conference of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM) has released a pastoral exhortation entitled "Missionary Disciples Custodians of...
Share Lent 2018: more than ever, thank you for your solidarity!
May 1, 2018
For more than 50 years now, members, partners, youth groups, schools, and parishes have been mobilizing alongside Development and Peace...
Women Resisting Extractivism Montreal
April 25, 2018
From April 27 to 30, Development and Peace partners Chantheany Mout from DPA in Cambodia and Nur Neşe Karahan from Beyond Istanbul...
rewarded members
April 16, 2018
Congratulations to Marcella and Fernand for the recognition of their commitment and solidarity! 
Pope Francis visit to the Amazon
April 9, 2018
One month after the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Peruvian Amazon, the Spanish-born Bishop of Puerto Maldonado, David Martinez Aguirre, is still running on the energy high.
March 29, 2018
Lent is a time of preparation, a time of conversion.
Syria burns - Ghouta has become the theatre of horrific violence
March 23, 2018
In the last few weeks, the war in Syria has taken on new and frightening proportions as the besieged area of eastern Ghouta has become the theatre of horrific violence that has trapped 400,000...
Thinkfast Vancouver 2018
March 13, 2018
This past month, Vancouver had its first university THINKfast at St. Patrick’s Parish. The event was organized in collaboration with Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), a pan-Canadian university...
Increase in the International Aid Budget
March 8, 2018
2018 Federal Budget
Development and Peace-Caritas Canada welcomes the budgetary increase in Canada’s international development assistance that was announced in the recent 2018 federal budget, but calls on the Government...
A highly successful youth assembly!
February 26, 2018
Development and Peace recently held its 2018 National Youth Assembly from Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28. When participating youth members arrived, they were treated to a casual pizza...
Development and Peace launches its new fundraising campaign Together for Peace
February 14, 2018
Montreal, February 14, 2018 - Development and Peace - Caritas Canada is launching today on Ash Wednesday, its annual Lenten fundraising campaign known as Share Lent.
Development and Peace signs on to the Leap Manifesto
January 26, 2018
Development and Peace - Caritas Canada is proud to announce its endorsement of the Leap Manifesto, which is a hopeful...
January 25, 2018
Since Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced to the world that “Canada is back!” after his election in 2015, the world has been watching...
ombudsperson for Canadian corporations operating overseas
January 22, 2018
On Wednesday, January 17, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada welcomed the announcement by the Canadian government to create...
January 17, 2018
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada welcomes today’s announcement by the Canadian government to create a human rights ombudsperson...