The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada and the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis. It is a membership-based organization founded in 1967 by Canada’s bishops, laity and clergy to fight poverty in the countries of the Global South (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East) and to promote greater international justice. Inspired by Gospel values, particularly” the preferential option for the poor, “the goals of Development and Peace are to support initiatives by people in the Global South to take control of their lives and to educate Canadians about North-South issues. Our education, advocacy and fund-raising work here at home is carried out by Development and Peace members from coast to coast.
During the past 40 years, Development and Peace has provided $500 million to finance 15,000 projects in 70 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America; $92 million of this amount has been allocated in emergency aid.
Pope Francis has asked: How are we using the Earth’s resources? Please join with members of Development and Peace as we chat about challenging question and introduce our Fall Education program at St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 859 Barnardo Ave., Peterborough, on Saturday October 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration and coffee starts at 9:30a.m. (Lunch provided). There is no cost for this event. To register early or further information contact call Dorothy at 705-324-7750.