Jan 182022
Build your peace skills: join a free interactive workshop series

You can join a free workshop series to do activities from our award-winning book Are We Done Fighting? Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Division. The full series has already run 13 times with more almost 200 people taking part. It is offered based on demand. As soon as enough people are registered … read more

Jan 132022
Canada can help protect ecosystems by making ecocide a crime

Open letter for the criminalisation of ecocide We are living in a unique moment in the history of humanity. Mass damage and destruction of ecosystems–ecocide–committed for decades with impunity, has led to the current climate crisis, the collapse of biodiversity and the increase in serious environmental harms. This is putting our future and that of … read more

Dec 152021
Civil society continues its call for an end to Saudi arms sales

Canada has been named twice by the UN as one of several countries perpetuating the devastating war on Yemen. That’s because, although Canada acceded to the Arms Trade Treaty in 2019, it continues to violate its commitments by sending billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia. The government has not responded to at least … read more

Dec 022021
Annual Accountability Report 2021

CFSC is pleased to launch our Annual Accountability Report for 2021. It includes a letter from CFSC Clerk Lana Robinson, and highlights from our work on Indigenous rights, criminal justice, and peace issues. The report celebrates the 90th anniversary of CFSC’s quiet and effective Quaker service work in Canada. Read the Annual Accountability Report online … read more

Nov 232021
Open letter calls for mandatory human rights due diligence legislation

As civil society organizations, trade unions, investors and/or subject-matter experts from around the world committed to upholding human rights (including Indigenous Peoples’ rights), environmental protection, climate-change action, and fostering equitable and sustainable economic development, we call on the Government of Canada to adopt legislation requiring Canadian companies to undertake human rights and environmental due diligence throughout … read more

Nov 182021
Video from the Tales of Peaceful Protest webinar

What do peaceful protests look like? Are they effective? How can I get involved? Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) hosted a virtual discussion with stories and expert advice you can use in effective nonviolent direct action. Watch the full event below.    

Nov 172021
Reforms needed to Canada's criminal record system

Canadian Friends Service Committee has joined over 60 civil society groups who have come together to call on the federal government  to implement real reform to Canada’s outdated criminal record system. These much-needed changes “will promote reintegration and workforce participation and improve community safety.“ Read the press release below. TORONTO — The ‘Fresh Start’ Coalition launched … read more

Oct 252021
"An attack on human rights everywhere"

On October 22, news broke that the government of Israel had declared six major Palestinian human rights groups “terrorist organizations.” CFSC has worked with one of these six—Defense for Children International Palestine—around the No Way to Treat a Child campaign, which we were founding endorsers of in Canada. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Israeli human … read more

Oct 232021
Get to Know Thee, Friend videos

In honour of Canadian Friends Service Committee’s 90th anniversary in 2021, our series Get to Know Thee, Friend was a once-a-month chance to meet Quakers from across Canada and learn about their experiences as volunteers, donors, and staff of CFSC. Watch recordings of each session Part one with Carol Dixon       Part two … read more

Oct 012021
CFSC helps launch Canadian Coalition for Children with Incarcerated Parents

The seeds of the Canadian Coalition for Children with Incarcerated Parents (CCCIP) were sown many years ago, influenced by Quaker work internationally. In January 2019, CFSC hosted the Dialogue on Children of Incarcerated Parents (PDF) in Toronto. This two-day event brought together individuals and organizations from across Canada to share knowledge, learn, and make connections. … read more