Monday, March 26, 2012

D & P to slash jobs after government decreases funding

Executive director says it will be a difficult year for lay organization

The Conservative government has decided to decrease funding to Development and Peace by 65 percent. The B.C. Catholic has Michael Swan's CNS story:
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is facing deep program reductions and staff cuts after the Canadian government enacted a 65 percent cut in funding to the 45-year-old Catholic lay movement. 
"It's going to be a very difficult period for the organization," said Michael Casey, Development and Peace executive director. "It's not just staff here or the institution here in Canada. You look at the impact it's going to have on the partners."
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.


  1. My Share Lent envelope showed "0$ (CCODP)". CCODP's funding decrease was earned by their poor management and their continuing diregard of Church policy. I was also dismayed by Bishop Henry's comments on CCODP policy. When will all our bishops conform to church policy on abortion and contraception?
    Bill Meredith

  2. Perhaps a sober second look by the CCCB would finally explain why CCODP is in such trouble. If the Federal Gov't has problems with them and they have problems with discerning appropriate needs to fund, clearly something is amiss.


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