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August 2021 Newsletter


Here is our 3rd published edition of C.PP.S. Mission News.
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2021 Serengeti Tour

2021 Serengeti Tour

Ven. John Merlini Students Explore the Natural Landscapes of the Serengeti


In June of 2021, the Form III students of John Merlini embarked on an annual school trip to the Serengeti to visit the National Park Reserves in Tanzania. 

As part of the extra-curricular activities offered at our secondary school, we feel it is important for students to have a comprehensive learning experience, which also includes an educational trip.

Apart from studying about biodiversity in Biology, this trip serves as an extension of learning that involves the senses, providing an opportunity for students to expand their minds and experiences beyond academia. It allows them to tangibly learn about the natural environments they are surrounded by and the importance of local conservation of these natural habitats and the wildlife that live within them.

View the sliding gallery below of some photos taken of our secondary students during this particular trip. Photo credit: Bro. Benedict.

C.PP.S. Mission Projects – COVID Update

C.PP.S. Mission Projects – COVID Update


As many of you already know, the city of Toronto, Peel and York regions have been in lockdown since Monday, November 23rd due to the increasing numbers of COVID.  Therefore, our office will be physically closed until further notice. 

We are still accepting donations by mail (address is listed at the bottom of the page),  online through our website and our CanadaHelps page.  Please keep in mind that acknowledgement letters of donations received will be delayed, as we are currently coordinating how our staff will be working from home.  Rest assured we are doing everything we can to maintain normal operations under extenuating circumstances so that our services to those who rely on our provision are not neglected.

If you have any concerns or questions, please send us an email at or leave us a comment below and we will do our best to get back to you within 48 hours.

In this strange and uncertain time, we pray that you are all safe and healthy.

Thank you for your continued support!

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The year 2020, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political and economic systems which are in turn amplifying the impacts of the pandemic. Read more from UNWOMEN.