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Development & Peace

Development and Peace, is inspired by the values of the Gospel, particularly “the preferential option for the poor.”

As such, it is the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada and the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis, a Confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organizations working on behalf of the poor and oppressed in 198 countries and territories. It is one of the largest NGO networks in the world.

Development & Peace is a democratic movement which works for international solidarity, supporting partners in the Global South (South and Central America, Africa, and Asia) in the pursuit of alternatives to unjust social, political and economic structures. It educates the Canadian population about the causes of impoverishment of peoples and mobilizes actions for change.

For more information on the Development and Peace ministry please visit the Development and Peace Website