At our annual gathering in 2016, Canadian Quakers (CYM) approved a minute (https://quakerservice.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/CYM-2016-Minute-on-Reconciliation.pdf) that listed six action points for Quaker Monthly Meetings and Worship Groups to take forward into the coming year. One of the action points asked local Quaker groups to report back to Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) on their annual reconciliation work, and tasked CFSC with preparing a report for CYM.
The present report is the third such annual report (the 2017 and 2018 reports are available at https://quakerservice.ca/QuakersinAction) compiled by CFSC. It is based on reports sent by 13 Meetings (Calgary, Coldstream, Cowichan Valley, Hamilton, Interior BC, Kitchener Area, New Brunswick, Ottawa, PEI, Pelham/Niagara, Peterborough, Saanich Penninsula, Vancouver, Victoria Island, Yarmouth, Yonge St.) and CYM Education and Outreach Committee about their activities since July 2018.
Some reflections are emerging from this third year of reporting on our reconciliation work:
Download the 2019 report (PDF) for examples of activities and initiatives undertaken by the reporting Meetings and the CYM Education and Outreach Committee over the last year.
Learn more about truth and reconciliation.