Youth | Development and Peace


Reflections on the ongoing protests in Colombia

May 26, 2021
Alexi Utrera, Development and Peace member and freelance journalist

A Development and Peace youth member shares her thoughts on the anguish, activism and aspirations of the people of her homeland.

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THINKfast 2021: faith, fasting and fun

April 1, 2021
Selina Hunt, Youth Programs Officer

Over 500 students, educators and members participated in our 2nd National Online THINKfast, raising over $16,000 to support our partners’ work in the Global South.

What Canadians’ solidarity means to the defenders of the Amazon

The For our Common Home campaign culminates with a webinar featuring Indigenous testimonies, solidarity, inspiration and plans for powerful advocacy.


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.

“I was physically, intellectually and spiritually nourished….”

April 24, 2020
Emily Pittman, Catholic Schools Program Officer

The COVID-19 lockdown meant that our annual THINKfast had to become a “link fast,” with people of all age groups connecting for online fasting, fundraising and fun.

Post-colonial lesson plans for our common home

March 4, 2020
Louise Bitz

Development and Peace’s Catholic Schools Programs Officer recounts why and how she created lesson plans aimed at deepening relationships in our common home.

From the English countryside to the jungles of Brazil: updates from Development and Peace’s youth movement

The last few months have been busy ones for youth representatives at Development and Peace — Caritas Canada. Read on to find out more about the Our Common Home youth camp, the National Youth Assembly, regional youth rep activities, and an upcoming Solidarity Tour to the Brazilian Amazon!



The Solidarity Tour Has Returned for 2020!

Are you between 25 and 40 years old? Are you an active member of Development and Peace?
Do you want to have an unforgettable experience?


How the young are building peace and justice in Syria and Turkey

Today, on International Youth Day, Development and Peace — Caritas Canada salutes its partners’ work in Syria and Turkey to empower young people...


A youth internship with Development and Peace - a unique opportunity!

May 15, 2015
Brigitte Dorge, Regional Youth Intern from the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

This winter, I began an internship with Development and Peace.

What an exciting opportunity it has been for me to apply my studies outside of the classroom! Even more exciting, is that through this internship, I am able to work towards building a world of justice, which is one my passions!