From Winter 2022

Strong Spirits film by Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel

Strong Spirits Soar in New York

In 2021 CFSC’s Reconciliation Fund provided grant funds to long-time CFSC partner Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel for her studies in documentary filmmaking at the New York Film Academy (NYFA). Ellen is an artist and land defender from the Kanien’kehá:ka community of Kanehsatà:ke.  We are thrilled to support this critical decolonizing work. In her application to CFSC,…

Friends on the Move

Friends on the Move

Keira Mann started with CFSC as a summer Program Assistant in 2015 and went on to join our small staff team. Keira supported many pieces of CFSC’s work including organizing our online events. She has now gone back to school to study graphic design. We wish Keira all the best in her future career! CFSC…

Image of a phone playing a podcast. Podcasts are one helpful way to hear the stories of incarcerated people.

Inside Outside: Podcast Profiles

In our criminal justice work, CFSC seeks to elevate the voices of those with lived experience. We believe that listening to these voices is essential for genuine and meaningful system change. For obvious reasons, direct access to the voices of people currently or formerly incarcerated can be hard to find. Intriguingly, the development of podcasting…

Prayer Circle Direct Action Group risking arrest at Trans Mountain work site, Coquitlam BC May 31, 2021

Civil Disobedience as a Response to Fossil Fuel Expansion

On September 9th, 2021, I was arrested in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, as part of an inter-faith prayer circle direct action. On that day, a group of us entered an active work zone in a forested area in Burnaby, British Columbia (BC), effectively stopping tree cutting in preparation for construction of the Trans…

Keeping up with Friends

Keeping Up with Friends

Why abolish prisons? A short and simple infographic made by CFSC highlights why Friends nationally have, since 1981, supported replacing prisons with more healing and life-affirming responses to crime: https://QuakerService.ca/AbolishPrisons Popular event videos now available Last year was our 90th anniversary. To celebrate, we hosted an event each month that gave a particular Friend the…