The Messy Work of Seeking Justice

Listen patiently and seek the truth which other people’s opinions may contain for you. Avoid hurtful criticism and provocative language. Do not allow the strength of your convictions to betray you into making statements or allegations that are unfair or untrue. Think it possible that you may be mistaken.—Canadian Yearly Meeting, Advices and Queries #17…

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CFSC Celebrates BC Indigenous Human Rights Legislation. A totem pole in front of the BC Legislature building in Victoria. Photo: Flickr/"The Brit 2" CC- BY 2.0

CFSC Celebrates BC Indigenous Human Rights Legislation

November 26, 2019 was the historic day when British Columbia (BC) adopted provincial legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (previously known as Bill 41) was co-developed with Indigenous peoples in BC through the First Nations Leadership Council. Like Bill…

Keeping up with Friends

Keeping up with Friends

CFSC welcomes new program coordinator Nancy Russell! We’re pleased to announce that Nancy Russell has joined our team as the part-time Criminal Justice Program Coordinator. Nancy is also currently a part-time faculty member at Humber College and until recently held the position of Advocate at the Office of the Ontario Child Advocate for ten years.…

Friends on the Move

Friends on the Move

Staff Matt Legge has presented content from CFSC’s book Are We Done Fighting? in Kitchener, Ottawa, Vancouver, Duncan, Nanaimo (twice), Gabriola Island, Victoria, Lillooet, Kamloops, Kelowna, Edmonton, Orillia, and facilitated a workshop in Toronto together with CFSC member Daisie Auty (Toronto Meeting). Discussions focused on practical responses to hate and polarization. A huge thank you…

A slow moving glacier

A Slow Moving Glacier

Working in partnership with other organizations is a cornerstone of how CFSC operates. We connect with those directly involved or affected by injustices, supporting the needs and initiatives that matter to them. We also consult with a range of experts who help deepen and compliment our work and perspectives. We value these partnerships because, being…

Haida youth Haana Edenshaw on her experience at the UN

Haida Youth Haana Edenshaw on Her Experience at the UN

Haana Edenshaw is a youth from Haida Gwaii who accompanied Canadian Friends Service Committee’s delegation to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. Keira Mann, who was also part of the delegation, interviewed her about the experience. Keira: How did you become involved in Canadian Friends Service Committee’s delegation to the…

Canadian Yearly Meeting in Session 2019

2019 was the first of three consecutive years that Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) gathering – a meeting of Quakers from across Canada – will be in Winnipeg. CYM in Session offers a rich opportunity to connect with Friends, to do the business of the national body of Friends in Canada, and to learn about the…