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Friends on the Move

Friends on the Move

CFSC member Dick Cotterill (Halifax Meeting) travelled to St. Mary’s University in Halifax to attend a conference on Harm and Harm Reduction in the Criminal Justice System. This was a good learning and networking opportunity for Dick, who serves on CFSC’s criminal justice program committee.   CFSC communications coordinator Matt Legge was at Western Half…

Friends on the Move

Friends on the Move

CFSC peace program coordinator Matt Legge was on Vancouver Island in March speaking about the practical peace skills he’s been researching for a forthcoming book. In particular the talks raised issues like how we can engage with people we disagree with in the most constructive ways possible, and what evidence shows are the false or…

Friends on the Move

Friends on the Move

CFSC members continue to visit cities across Canada to lead workshops on penal abolition, and to strengthen our connections with grassroots Quaker justice work. In October 2017, Dick Cotterill (Halifax Meeting) and David Summerhays (Montreal Meeting) visited Sackville, New Brunswick and Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. In January 2018, Joy Morris (Calgary Meeting) visited Edmonton, Alberta.…

Friends on the Move

Friends on the Move

In May the CFSC staffing model was revised. We affirm our ongoing relationship with Jane Orion Smith, who is unable to return to her duties as General Secretary at this time due to a head injury sustained in 2015. Jane Orion’s readiness to return to work will continue to be assessed jointly with her medical…

Friends on the Move

Friends on the Move

We are happy to welcome Maggie Sager, who will serve as CFSC’s Summer Program Assistant from May to August. Maggie will not only support the smooth functioning of the office here at Friends House in Toronto, but will also provide direct assistance to the program committees as they do CFSC’s service work. Maggie is pursuing…

Friends on the Move

Friends on the Move

We warmly welcome new CFSC members Joy Morris (Calgary Meeting) and Linda Taffs (Vancouver Island Meeting) who were both approved to join CFSC at Representative Meeting in November. For a complete list of CFSC’s current members visit http://quakerservice.ca/contact-us/members/   We were saddened to learn of the death of Cree Elder Jerry Wood whose picture was…