February 2017
Women at the Heart of Change

For the 50th edition of its Share Lent campaign, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada has chosen to put women at the forefront in order to highlight their very special role in all aspects of development, be it social, environmental or economic. Find out more about how we prioritize women in all our projects, and make sure that you, too. are at the heart of change. Give generously


Catholic Bishops join Development and Peace - Caritas Canada

Catholic Bishops join Development and Peace - Caritas Canada on solidarity mission to the Middle East

In response to an invitation from Catholic bishops in the Middle East, a Canadian delegation composed of Catholic bishops and representatives from Development and Peace—Caritas Canada recently took part in a solidarity mission to Syria and Lebanon. While there, the delegation visited partners and their projects and gained a better understanding of the region and its dynamics. Find out more about the mission

"Right now, there is a huge humanitarian crisis," said Hélène Tremblay-Boyko, vice-president of the Development and Peace National Council, in an interview with the Catholic Register. "People are in dire need of basics."

Would you like to know more about our work in Syria? In this article in the French-language newspaper le Devoir, Dominique Godbout, humanitarian aid program officer in Syria, and Elana Wright, advocacy officer, speak with us about the role played by women in Syrian society.

The demand for humanitarian aid is high.


Public Forum, Art Exhibit & Live Music

Public Forum, Art Exhibit & Live Music

Everything is connected: Together we can save our common home

Please join us to learn how the alternative approaches of our partners here in Canada, as well as in Colombia, Tunisia and the Philippines, are helping communities create a sustainable, equitable future by putting people and the planet before profit.
Laudato Si’ offers us a reflection and a framework for action that challenges current governing structures and systems. Find out more by reading our article and taking part in the public forum to be held on March 9 at 7 p.m. at Centre St-Pierre.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Centre St-Pierre - Montreal


The quilting pilgrimage from sea to sea

The quilting pilgrimage is the first initiative of the 50th anniversary celebrations. For almost a year now, Development and Peace members and supporters have lent a hand in dioceses all across Canada. In this short Salt and Light video, Luke Stocking, facilitator for the Ontario Centre region, takes advantage of the quilt’s time in his region to show it off.


Solidarity stay in Thailand and Cambodia

Solidarity stay in Thailand and Cambodia

The morning of January 16, eight passionate healthcare professionals and educators from Alberta and Ontario left for Thailand and Cambodia! They were on their way to a solidarity visit, where they would have the opportunity to meet numerous Development and Peace partners who are working to put an end to social injustices each and every day.
All this information and much more in this February’s youth newsletter.


Do you know where your pension fund money is being invested?

Do you know where your pension fund money is being invested?

If your money is invested with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) or the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC), you will be interested in reading this article


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