The Philippines was struck by the worst disaster in its history on November 8, 2013, when super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the country. According to the United Nations, 14million people were affected by the disaster, with more than 4 million people displaced.
In the wake of the disaster, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace launched an emergency appeal to support relief efforts in the Philippines and raised over... Read More
Explosion three years ago caused the Kaspars to escape to Canada
Syrian refugee Maha Kaspar still remembers the worst five minutes of her life. Three years ago a mortar shell suddenly exploded outside her Aleppo home, kicking up debris and sending clouds of smoke high into the air.
The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the upcoming World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Welcoming, protecting, promoting, and integrating migrants and refugees." (To read His Holiness’ full message, click... Read More
November 20-27, 2016 marks Restorative Justice week in Canada
Restorative Justice (RJ) understands crime from the prospective of the harm caused to people and relationships. It seeks to address the deepest needs of the victim, the offender, and the community.
The Prison ministry of the Archdiocese, Catholic Charities Justice Services (CCJS) focuses on RJ activities by visiting those in prison, attending to those returning to the community, offering support to victims and families,... Read More
The Trafficked Human campaign is guided by the mission to educate and raise awareness of the law around exploited and trafficked individuals in Canada. We all have a responsibility to report to law enforcement any evidence of... Read More