Development and Peace, Caritas Canada

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, Caritas Canada is one of the most established International development organizations in Canada. It was founded in 1967 by the Canadian Bishops of Canada to inspire the solidarity of Canadians towards their sisters and brothers in the Global South suffering the injustice of poverty. Today, Development and Peace 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. As a membership led organization it is supported by Share Lent parish collections, individual donations and government grants. To read more about Development and Peace’s mission statement, projects and rich resources visit

Members in Thunder Bay

Marlene Pavletic (Chairperson):