Who we are

At a glance

Development and Peace — Caritas Canada, the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada, is a democratic movement for global solidarity rooted in Catholic Social Teaching.

We are the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis, a global confederation of over 160 Catholic organizations around the world.

We have over 12,800 members across Canada who are at the heart of our democratic movement.

Mission, vision, valeurs

Mission, vision and values

Who are we, what do we aspire to and what guides us? 


Four main approaches guide our work abroad and in Canada:

Men from Haiti | Homme de Haïti
Femmes portant un panier de tomates | Women carrying a basket of tomatoes

Strategic plan


Discover our priorities and strategies for growth over the next five years (2023-2028).


Founded in 1967 by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Development and Peace — Caritas Canada has become one of the most important international solidarity organizations in the country.

Campagne Afrique du Sud
AO 2022 photo de groupe | OA 2022 Group photo


Find out more about our governance structures, made up of our +12,800 members from all over the country.


In Montreal and across Canada, our team of committed people is working hard to reduce injustice and poverty around the world.

DPCC team | équipe
Burundi chaîne humaine


We are part of several Canadian and international networks that share our vision of a more just and equitable world.

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