Nov 242015
Joint open letter on free, prior and informed consent

Partners including CFSC have written the following open letter to Canada’s new Prime Minister:   Dear Prime Minister,   Our organizations welcome your public commitment to a renewed relationship between the federal government and Indigenous Peoples in Canada based on the rights guaranteed in Canada’s Constitution and enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the … read more

Nov 242015
"Spiderweb" jackets and living shoes?

“Spiderweb” jackets, living shoes, edits to nonviable human embryos and much more is covered in the newest synthetic biology update from Canadian Friends Service Committee.   By combining biology, computer science, and engineering, synthetic biologists are creating novel life forms. Grounded in our values of peace, integrity, equality, simplicity, and respect for all creation, Quakers … read more

Nov 182015
CFSC is hiring a part-time Office Assistant

Location Downtown Toronto, Ontario (St. George Subway Station)   Application Deadline Monday, December 7th, 9am (eastern) Projected Start Date Monday, January 18th, 2016   Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) is the peace and service agency of Quakers in Canada. We are looking for someone who is diplomatic, collegial, and a collaborative team player, detail-oriented, able … read more

Nov 062015
Annual Accountability Report 2014-2015

CFSC is please to announce the launch of a new online Annual Accountability Report for the year. The Report is full of brief snapshots of what happened this year – program work, individual grants, work representing Friends in coalitions – all achieved thanks to the generosity of individual donors. Read on and learn about the … read more

Oct 202015
Quakers appalled at growing Islamophobia

Quakers are appalled at the bigotry and discrimination we see targeting the diverse members of the Muslim faith in Canada. We call on all Canadians to stand against this.   We cannot help but think that deeply divisive and harmful political rhetoric is one of the drivers of this growing hostility. We are witnesses to … read more

Sep 212015
Joint statement on World Peace Day

Facing the Challenge of Peace: A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations on World Peace Day   On this day, the International Day of Peace, we, a group of peacebuilding organizations from around the world, bring you this message.   The 70th anniversary of the United Nations brings an unprecedented number of major negotiations, reviews and … read more

Sep 102015
Mothers in prisons: new guidelines released

New guidelines for incarcerated women with children [glossary_exclude] Vancouver, September 10, 2015 – Today an international coalition of researchers released a set of guidelines that will set national standards for the treatment of incarcerated women who are pregnant or in custody with children.   CFSC welcomes and endorses the Guidelines for the Implementation of Mother-Child … read more

Sep 102015
CFSC part of panel event in Nanaimo, BC - all welcome!

CFSC Program Coordinator Jennifer Preston will join partners Doug S. White (Assembly of First Nations), Paul Joffe (Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)), and Craig Benjamin (Amnesty International Canada) to discuss the Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This is a free … read more

Aug 262015
Quaker Concern summer issue is here!

We’re back from an incredible (busy!) and enriching time at the national gathering of Quakers, Canadian Yearly Meeting, this year held in PEI. The summer issue of our newsletter Quaker Concern is now ready to bring you updates from these sessions as well as: Considering the best interests of the child, Life as a CFSC … read more