Development and Peace is the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada and the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis. 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 over their lives and to educate Canadians about North-South issues ( ).

The Development & Peace Group meets weekly (for 1 hour based on groups availability) to explore issues of justice such as climate change, issues of water, indigenous rights, poverty, equality, food sovereignty, and fair trade from a Catholic/Christian perspective. We work to support the work of Development & Peace initiatives through education, advocacy, and facilitate a High School workshop. We learn together and support one another as we strive create a more just world.

All are welcome!

For more information or to express interest in joining, please contact Annette Donovan Panchaud at