Jul 082020
 
Virtual documentary screening: Cottagers and Indians, followed by a discussion with director Drew Hayden Taylor

Virtual Documentary Screening: Cottagers and Indians, Followed by a Discussion with Director, Drew Hayden TaylorDate/Time: Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:00 pm EDTLocation: Zoom Join Canadian Friends Service Committee for an evening of online learning and discussion on reconciliation. Cottagers and Indians grew out of the play written by Drew Hayden Taylor, an award winning Ojibway … read more

Jul 082020
 
Ban facial recognition by law enforcement, intelligence agencies

CFSC has joined a large group of civil liberties and privacy advocates in calling for a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by Canada’s federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The letter also calls for a meaningful, public consultation on all aspects of the technology in Canada, and clear and transparent policies and … read more

Jun 292020
 
Employment Opportunity:  Finance Assistant (Maternity Leave)

Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) is the peace and social justice agency of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada. CFSC works to alleviate suffering and develop transformative and sustainable approaches to human rights, justice, and peace. CFSC has a maternity leave position based at the national office in Toronto. The Finance Assistant is … read more

Jun 292020
 
Employment Opportunity:  CFSC Administrator

Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) is the peace and social justice agency of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada. CFSC is a faith-based organization. CFSC works to alleviate suffering and develop transformative and sustainable approaches to human rights, justice, and peace. The CFSC Administrator is a full-time position (35 work hours/week) based at … read more

Jun 242020
 
Indigenous voices on reconciliation

Many settlers wish they could ask Indigenous people questions about reconciliation without appearing foolish or rude. Canadian Friends Service Committee knows that not every settler has the opportunity to have open dialogue with Indigenous friends and neighbours. This is why we want to give you a chance to hear the answers to some important questions … read more

Jun 232020
 
Indigenous involvement necessary in responses to police violence

Statement on police violence and the need for governments to actively involve Indigenous peoples in responses. Two weeks ago, Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC), the peace and justice arm of Quakers in Canada, released a joint statement in response to the death of George Floyd in the United States and the subsequent public actions to … read more

Jun 092020
 
Canadian Quakers condemn systemic racism

At Canadian Yearly Meeting and Canadian Friends Service Committee we hear the calls in the streets and in the media for an end to racial violence and injustice. This is echoed in communities across Canada. The ongoing wounds of racism are open and laid bare. We demand better from individuals, from our leaders, and from … read more

May 192020
 
Build your peace skills: join our online workshop series for free

Canadian Friends Service Committee is offering a free interactive workshop series to study and do activities from our award-winning book Are We Done Fighting? Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Divison. The series will help participants to learn from one another and to develop our peace skills, skills that we can use in … read more

May 152020
 
COVID-19, editing humans, and more: synthetic biology update 2020

The synthetic biology update 2020 is here! Once a year we share with you a brief, simple, and non-technical rundown of the key issues making headlines in the weird world of synthetic biology. Synthetic what? It’s already happening. Many scientists, biohackers, and corporations are trying to create novel life forms. They want to move from … read more

May 132020
 
CFSC's book wins a Nautilus Book Award

We’re please to announce that our book Are We Done Fighting? Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Division just won a Nautilus Book Award in the category of Social Change and Social Justice! With the slogan “better books for a better world” the Nautilus Book Awards recognize books that make a difference and … read more