Emergency Appeal for West Africa

In response to an appeal by the Holy Father, the CCCB has joined with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace in a joint emergency fundraising appeal in response to the food shortage and drought in West Africa and the Sahel.
Archbishop Smith is inviting all parishes in the Archdiocese of Edmonton to take a special emergency collection (second collection) for this purpose on the weekend of June 23-24. Development and Peace has special envelopes available for parish collections. Pastors and pastoral workers wishing to order the envelopes can communicate with the CCODP national office in Montreal at  514 257-8711 or with Sara Michel, our local Development and Peace animator, at  780 424-1557.

Read Archbishop Smith's letter to parishioners

You can find resource materials and updates on the Development and Peace website at www.devp.org

Direct donations may also be made through the website, or by mail to:

1425 René Lévesque Blvd. West, 3rd floor
Montreal, (Quebec)
H3G 1T7