The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace was established by the Catholic bishops of Canada in 1967. The primary mandate of Development & Peace is to educate Canadians about social justice issues in developing countries.
What kind of work is involved?
Development & Peace activities within Our Lady’s have traditionally focused on two main initiatives – the Fall Action Campaign and the Share Lent Collection. The Fall Action campaign is to educate parishioners about issues of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. The Share Lent Collection supports the projects of the CCODP in poor and developing countries. During the campaign, information leaflets are disseminated, announcements made about the most pressing issues being addressed and a video presentation screened to heighten the awareness of parishioners.
To get involved or to learn more about Development & Peace, contact Ministry Coordinator Deirdre Webster at 604-736-0714.