Share Lent

Share Lent 2018: more than ever, thank you for your solidarity!

May 1, 2018
Share Lent 2018: more than ever, thank you for your solidarity!

For more than 50 years now, members, partners, youth groups, schools, and parishes have been mobilizing alongside Development and Peace...

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Happy Easter !

Lent is a time of preparation, a time of conversion. It is also a conversation, a sincere dialogue with ourselves through fasting, a dialogue with God through prayer, and a dialogue with our sisters and brothers throughout the world, especially in countries of the Global South, through sharing.


Sewing a solidarity quilt!

February 9, 2016
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communication Officer
We are launching a brand-new initiative: the solidarity quilt. This involves a pilgrimage organized at both the national and international level, where our members and our partners in the countries of the Global South are invited to collaborate in sewing a giant solidarity quilt that will travel the country from west to east (from British Columbia to Ontario) and east to west (from Newfoundland to Quebec).

Solidarity visitor from Colombia shares human rights struggles

April 1, 2015
By Heidi Matthews, Hamilton Diocesan Council Chair
Heidi Matthews (Hamilton Diocesan Chair), His Excellency Bishop Douglas Crosby (Diocese of Hamilton), Father Franco, Rosa Odalmis Delis (Translator)

From March 13th to the 17th, the Diocese of Hamilton was blessed to have a Solidarity Visitor, Fr. Alberto Franco, CSsR, from Columbia.

Fr. Franco is the Executive Secretary of Development and Peace’s partner, the Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace (CIJP). He has been an ardent defender of human rights for over 20 years and has been accompanying Afro-Colombians, indigenous peoples and peasant farmers in defending and reclaiming their lands.

A fundraising activity that was both lucrative and inclusive!

March 20, 2015
Suzanne Slobodian, Fundraising Officer - Major Gifts and Planned Giving

Last Friday, March 13th, staff and National Council members had the privilege of experiencing the first edition of a fundraising activity initiated by the Fundraising/Communications Working Group of the Share Lent Campaign organizing committee: a silent auction!

Meaningful encounters with solidarity visitor in British Columbia

March 9, 2015
Stephanie Nguyen, Regional Youth Intern for British Columbia and Yukon

It was exciting to learn that British Columbia would have the honour of hosting Fr. Edwin Gariguez as this year’s Solidarity Visitor. Fr. Edwin is the Executive Secretary of Caritas Philippines-NASSA. He has been playing an important role in bringing about humanitarian aid in the Philippines to those who have been displaced by Typhoons Haiyan and Hagupit, and addressing issues of injustice in the Philippines that perpetuate poverty.

On behalf of all our partners: THANK YOU!

May 5, 2014
Michael Casey, Executive Director

With the end of a long winter comes the conclusion of another Share Lent campaign. This 46-year long tradition brings together Development and Peace members, partners and staff who gather in cities and towns across Canada to share the experience of international solidarity together.

Time to Fast!

April 17, 2014
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

This Good Friday, Canadians across the country will be fasting in support of all those in the Global South faced with poverty and hunger. Together, we are fasting for world peace, for human dignity, for justice and for food for all, and by raising funds for Development and Peace, you are contributing in a concrete way towards solutions that allow all to benefit from God’s gifts to mankind.

Together in solidarity

April 2, 2014
Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Next Sunday, April 6th, is Solidarity Sunday! It is the day when Catholics across the country are invited to give during a special Share Lent collection in their parish for the work of Development and Peace. This gift helps communities in the Global South put in place projects that respect and uplift human dignity. Most Rev. Paul-André Durocher, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Gatineau invites us all to be in solidarity on this day in a special video message where he explains the mission of Development and Peace and our participation in the global campaign to end hunger One Human family, Food for All, that was launched by Pope Francis in December.

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Get into the spirit of Share Lent!

March 13, 2014
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Fr. hagos with students at the national launch of the Share Lent campaign.

Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of our Share Lent campaign, and many activities have already taken place just in this first week! We held the national launch of the campaign in the Diocese of Hamilton with special guests Most Rev. Douglas Crosby and Fr. Hagos Hayish, the Secretary General of Caritas Ethiopia. Both did touching presentations on the impact of Development and Peace’s work to be in solidarity with the most poor and vulnerable in the Global South and how this is changing lives.