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Lenten reflection for Ash Wednesday: Almsgiving, prayer and fasting as God loves them

February 17, 2021
Boris Polanski, member, Development and Peace National Council

Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten season, the 47-day period leading up to the commemoration of Christ’s crucifixion the celebration of His resurrection.

An advent of love: The story of Fatuma and Hawa

Our second Advent story is about how your love for humanity helped preserve the love of one mother’s life in Somalia.


An opportunity to take action for the love of Creation

Join our campaign and contact your MP to reiterate the importance of building back better here in Canada and in the Global South.


An advent of hope: The story of Victoria Filibus

November 29, 2020
Minaz Kerawala, Communications and Public Relations Advisor

The first of our Advent stories is about how solidarity from a continent away restored hope to the life of one displaced but not defeated woman in Nigeria.

Solidarity means ending racism

As the COVID-19 pandemic exposes the deep inequalities of our world and as the death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement officers spurs a growing global mobilization to end systemic racism, Development and Peace — Caritas Canada would like to reaffirm its belief in a world built on justice, equality and universal human dignity and its resolve to stand in solidarity with those striving to dismantle oppressive power structures.


Laudato Si’ 101: making the encyclical accessible

To mark the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, Development and Peace offered a webinar to introduce people to the abiding relevance of its message.


Development and Peace – Caritas Canada joins the call for a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

Development and Peace - Caritas Canada has joined over 200 organizations from across Canada to launch “Six Principles for a Just Recovery.”


Message from the Executive Director on Development and Peace – Caritas Canada’s plans in response to COVID-19



New funds to help Rohingya, Syrian and Venezuelan refugees

Funding from the Government of Canada will help Development and Peace extend support to over 30,000 people facing acute humanitarian crises.


Five ways of living Laudato Si’ during the pandemic

May 20, 2020
Luke Stocking

On the fifth anniversary of the landmark encyclical, Development and Peace’s deputy director of animation for Atlantic and Central Canada offers everyday ideas for living its precepts.