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 is due to all of the local volunteers who helped to organize and promote these talks. Contact our office if you would like to host a talk.
Associate member Linda Mussell and staff Keira Mann attended the Canadian Criminal Justice Association’s annual congress in Quebec City in November. Linda presented about CFSC’s work on children of incarcerated parents.
Staff Jennifer Preston (Hamilton Meeting) attended the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, was in Ottawa for meetings with the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and federal government representatives, and presented at the University of Guelph with CFSC associate Paul Joffe. She attended the “by invitation” event Canadians Changing the World, was pleased to join Friends and others in London, Ontario for a presentation on reconciliation, and later she and Paul presented on the UN Declaration to the Canada Energy Regulator in Calgary, and then traveled to Vancouver for meetings at the University of British Columbia on the creation of an international research network. She also attended the Assembly of First Nations Special Chief’s Assembly in Ottawa.