Jun 242019
Bill C-262 will not pass thanks to undemocratic delay tactics

A Dark Day for Democracy The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has been a priority focus of Canadian Friends Service Committee’s work for decades. We were there in Geneva when it was being negotiated, when it was adopted by the United Nations, when it was championed by the international community (including Canada), … read more

Jun 142019
Report into Hassan Diab's extradition needs to be made public

For years we’ve been deeply concerned by the treatment of Hassan Diab. We were profoundly troubled by the many apparent flaws with Canada’s extradition process that led to Hassan Diab spending years in jail in France without trail and apparently without good evidence against him. We called for a full public inquiry following revelations that … read more

May 272019
Check out our blog on Psychology Today

CFSC’s peace program coordinator Matt Legge has been given an on-going blog on Psychology Today’s website. Matt will be posting periodically about peace-related issues, with a focus on some of the many factors that drive us apart and practical ways to overcome this polarization and hatred. The blog offers brief tidbits of content explained more … read more

May 232019
Breaking the Silence: Dialogue on Children of Incarcerated Parents

CFSC is pleased to release for public circulation Breaking the Silence: Dialogue on Children of Incarcerated Parents (PDF), a report on the first of its kind dialogue CFSC hosted in January, which brought together over 35 organizations and individuals to discuss children of incarcerated parents in Canada. The report provides an overview of the dialogue … read more

May 102019
The Indigenous World 2019

The Indigenous World is a “one-of-a-kind documentation tool, that offers a comprehensive yearly overview of the developments Indigenous Peoples experience around the world. “The book also serves as inspiration to raise global awareness of the rights of Indigenous Peoples, their struggles, their worldviews, and their resilience.” For many years now CFSC’s Indigenous Rights program coordinator Jennifer … read more

May 032019
CFSC launches Are We Done Fighting?

Evidence and techniques you can use right now Are you worried about increasing hate crimes? Does it feel like our world is becoming more divided? Do you care about peace? CFSC is pleased to launch a major project that’s been years in the making. In his work for Canadian Friends Service Committee, program coordinator Matt Legge … read more

May 012019
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2019

We’re still at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. The Coalition on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples made the following joint statement: UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Eighteenth Session Friday, April 26, 2019 Agenda Item 10: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Speaker: Haana Edenshaw Joint Statement of Coalition for … read more