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Please join Development & Peace to discuss the dangers facing environmental and human rights defenders in the Global South and the relationship of their work with our Global Ecosystem. What could we do to move our Canadian Government to intervene in strengthening corporate due diligence laws to enhance environmental and human rights? 

Thursday, OCTOBER 7

6:30pm – 8:00pm (Express Workshop)

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Saturday, OCTOBER 16

10:30am – 1:00pm

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Development and Peace is delighted to kickstart People and Planet First, its new annual campaign inspired by Pope Francis’s message of integral ecology. 

Speaking up for rights and protesting injustices are powers that we take for granted in Canada. In parts of the Global South, however, this can be dangerous. Communities are often threatened and criminalized for defending their rights to healthy land, air and water.

The world leaders who will make critical environment-related decisions at the upcoming G20 and COP26 summits are often far removed from the marginalized peoples whose lives will be most affected by their decisions. It is therefore crucial to amplify the voices of our sisters and brothers who are fighting to protect our common home.

This is a Catholic imperative because, as Pope Francis writes, “[A] true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (Laudato Si', 49).

We invite you to discover the campaign by visiting our brand new website
Additional useful information
From the website, you can consult the list of campaign workshops available in your region (updated regularly). The campaign will live mostly online.   

Mark your calendars: on October 16 at 4pm EST, some of our partners as well as human rights defenders will discuss People and Planet First at a national virtual event (bilingual).
To register click here 

If you have any questions, please email Liz Murphy: or (613) 619-4413