The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, a democratic movement for international solidarity, supports partners in the Global South in the pursuit of alternatives to unjust social, political and economic structures.
It educates the Canadian population about the causes of impoverishment of peoples and mobilizes actions for change.
In the struggle for human dignity, Development and Peace associates with social change groups in the North and South.
It supports women in their search for social and economic justice.
Development and Peace, the official development organization of the Canadian Catholic Church, is inspired by the values of the Gospel, particularly "the preferential option for the poor."
Adopted September 10, 1995.