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
Latest news ---The Passing of Bill C-36!We are excited as it moves us in the right direction. We have a lot of work to do and will continue to host Red Light Green Light film screenings in 2015!
As we move forward education will be paramount to ensuring this law will greatly... Read More
The Refugee Sponsorship Program is a humanitarian service that assists persons fleeing from persecution and violence in their home countries. It aims to minister to marginalized families as they resettle in a new country with a culture that is different from theirs. Refugee sponsorship entails a 12 month commitment in which the pastor, parishioners who set up a settlement committee and in some cases family members who work together to set... Read More
Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 90 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the church supports the sanctity of human life from the... Read More
The Archdiocese of Vancouver is actively involved in the ecumenical dialogue and promotes the initiatives that help Christians grow together in faith, love and service to society. The Decree on Ecumenism (cf. UR 4-5) affirms that all Catholics are called to foster unity with other Christians. Likewise, we are increasing our initiatives to improve... Read More