Sep 212021
International Day of Peace 2021 Joint Statement

Over 200 organizations, including CFSC, joined together again this year to release a joint statement on the International Day of Peace. The statement was delivered to all State missions at the UN: Without peace, development will falter. Without justice, hope will wither. Without inclusion, we will all be left behind. Can we find our way … read more

Sep 132021
Open letter to election candidates: prioritize implementing UN Declaration

Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples must be a priority for Canada’s next government The next federal government will have an historic opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation. Fourteen years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted … read more

Sep 032021
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 11 times with more than 160 people taking part. It is offered based on demand. Register now. Leading figures in peacebuilding and … read more

Aug 202021
Calling for parties running for election to shift to a shared security approach

The following open letter was sent to all federal party leaders following the announcement of the September 2021 federal election. Greetings from Canadian Friends Service Committee, the national peace and social justice agency of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada. We hope this letter finds you well. In this moment when election platforms … read more

Aug 192021
Federal election kit 2021

A federal election has been called for September 20. This kit by Canadian Friends Service Committee—the national peace and social justice agency of Quakers in Canada—is here to help you ask candidates informed questions about the issues we work on. You can read the kit below, or download it in PDF to make it easier … read more

Aug 102021
This infographic explains why we need to abolish prisons

Today is Prisoners’ Justice Day, which began in the 1970’s in Canada. On August 10, 1974, Eddie Nalon took his own life in the segregation unit of Millhaven Maximum Security Prison in Bath, Ontario. August 10 is the day that prisoners have chosen to fast, pray, and refuse work in remembrance of Eddie and all … read more

Aug 062021
Get to Know Thee, Friend: A 12 part series for our 90th anniversary

Brew some tea and join Canadian Friends Service Committee on the last Thursday of every month this year for an online evening of discussion, sharing, and Friendship. Our series Get to Know Thee, Friend is a chance to meet Friends from across Canada and learn about their experience with Friends and with service work. Join … read more

Aug 042021
Realizing children's rights in Canada

More than 100 organizations, including CFSC, have provided evidence to Canada about children’s rights issues. This evidence comes in advance of a review of Canada by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Committee in 2022. A new open letter, sent by the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC), which … read more

Jul 192021
Chief Willie Littlechild: Indigenous peoples and the right to self-determination

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples14th Session (Virtual)July 12, 2021North American Regional Meeting Item 8: Draft Report on efforts to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Self-Determination Joint Statement from the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples* Speaker: Chief Willie … read more