Development & Peace

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is one of the most established international development organizations in Canada.it was founded in 1967 by the Catholic bishops of Canada to inspire the solidarity of Canadians towards their sisters and brothers in the Global South suffering the injustice of poverty.


In its 50 years of existence, it has invested $600 million in over 15,000 development projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. 


It is a strong and diverse movement of Canadians from coast to coast acting for justice so that the poorest can live in dignity and with respect. 


Development and Peace is the official Canadian member of the Caritas Internationalis, a global confederation of over 160 Catholic organizations, and belongs to several national and international networks, including CIDSE and Kairos, to help build a world of justice.

Respect for Life

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