September 24, 2014

Canada uses World Conference to continue indefensible attack on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples’ organizations and human rights groups are outraged that the federal government used a high level United Nations forum on Indigenous rights as an opportunity […]
September 11, 2014

Convention on Biological Diversity draft flawed

Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias Executive Secretary Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity United Nations Environment Programme   Dear Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza […]
September 2, 2014

Canadian Quakers support boycott, honesty in labeling of settlement products

Read an FAQ about our positions on boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS).   In 2009 Canadian Friends were in unity on a minute (official position) about Israel/Palestine […]
August 19, 2014

Open letter sharing concerns with World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

Canadian Friends Service Committee and our partner Amnesty International have written an open letter expressing concerns around the organizing of the high level segment of the […]
August 1, 2014

Gaza: “…for any end, under any pretence whatsoever …”

“All bloody principles and practices we do utterly deny, with all outward wars, and strife, and fightings with outward weapons, for any end, or under any […]
August 1, 2014

Canadian Faith Leaders condemn threats to minorities in N. Iraq

Canadian Friends Service Committee and Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends joined with other faith leaders in a statement outlining their concern for […]
June 26, 2014

Landmark Supreme Court decision a crucial step for justice and reconciliation

Joint statement of Canadian Friends Service Committee and Amnesty International Canada   Amnesty International Canada and Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers) extend our congratulations to the […]
June 20, 2014

Joint response to approval of Northern Gateway pipeline

  Canada’s failure to uphold the human rights of Indigenous peoples in its approval of Northern Gateway BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, Union […]
May 28, 2014

Flawed paper on duty to consult Indigenous peoples

“The Duty to Consult, Aboriginal Communities, and the Canadian Natural Resource Sector”: A Flawed Analysis by Dwight Newman   Paul Joffe May 27, 2014 For the […]