From Winter 2023

Close up of a hand writing a letter. Through the bars, correspondence with people in prisons matters!

Through the bars: making connections

Have you ever had a pen pal? Was it a good experience? Did you learn about where they lived, their customs and culture, or perhaps their life circumstances, including the joys and the sorrows? When I was in grade 7, our teacher decided that assigning pen pals to the class would be a great learning…

A still from the introduction to the video series Indigenous Voices on Reconciliation from CFSC (Quakers)

Watch accomplished experts offer hope on the path to reconciliation

This past November, I was excited to reconnect with Chief Robert Joseph—a hereditary chief of the Gwawenuk people—at an event for the release of his book, Namwayut. He has been Executive Director of the Indian Residential School Survivors Society and an honorary witness to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We first met in 2013 at…

CFSC members and staff at a planning meeting September 23-24, 2022

What does theory of change have to do with justice and peace?

You may have heard the term “theory of change” (ToC) used in recent years. There are many perspectives on how to use a ToC, including as: a way to track progress toward goals, an instrument to guide funding, and a communication tool. Since ToC is talked about and implemented in different ways, you might be…

Friends on the Move

Friends on the move

We’re pleased to welcome CFSC’s new Peace Program Coordinator Sarah Forrest! Sarah joins CFSC having worked for over 13 years in program implementation, project coordination, partnership development, and volunteer coordination in the nonprofit sector. She has worked internationally in Malawi and Ghana. She is currently completing a Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding…

Keeping up with Friends

Keeping up with Friends

New statements and letters Since the last edition of Quaker Concern CFSC has released the following statements and open letters: In response to the immanent threats of forced eviction of the residents of Masafer Yatta https://QuakerService.ca/MasaferYatta On the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples https://QuakerService.ca/UNDeclaration15 Calling…