Social Justice

Members of the Niagara Catholic community regularly demonstrate their commitment to their Faith and a willingness to help others through various social justice programs. These activities raise monies for much needed items such as food and medicine for schools and orphanages throughout the world.  Some of the annual events include:
Kids Helping Kids The Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre is a non-profit charitable organization providing programs and services to enable children and youth with physical or communicative challenges to maximize their independence in their activities of daily living and to have the highest quality of life possible. Niagara Catholic supports the NPCC through its Kids Helping Kids initiative raising funds through such activities as read-a-thons, dance-a-thons, teddy bear picnics, etc.

Annual Pilgrimage On the last Sunday of October, our Catholic secondary school students, alumni and parents, as well as grade 8 students from our Catholic elementary schools participate in Pilgrimages across Niagara. The annual event is a witness to the solidarity throughout Niagara Catholic in raising awareness of and funds for our less fortunate brothers and sisters across the world.

Holy Childhood Association  Walkathons & Backpacks of Hope Provides less-fortunate students in rural areas of Central America with school supplies and toiletries.

United Way  Provides funds for programs delivered by local agencies throughout Niagara.

Terry Fox Run  Held every September, the run is a non-competitive event to raise funds for cancer research in Terry’s name.

Jump Rope for Heart A fundraising event that delivers fun and fitness while raising funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Stair Climb for Cancer  Climbing the 660 stairs at the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls to raise funds for cancer research and to provide cancer information and support services in the community.

MS Read-a-thon  Increases awareness about multiple sclerosis, encourages recreational reading and contributes money to help find a cure for MS and support those people living with this disease.

Development and Peace  The official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada.