We’re the peace and social justice agency of Quakers in Canada.
Our work is in three main areas: criminal justice, Indigenous peoples’ human rights, and peace. Have a look around:
- Campaigns—these are social change campaigns endorsed by Canadian Friends Service Committee that you might want to take action on.
- Penal Abolition & Restorative Justice—Learn about our work moving from harm to healing and envisioning a transformed criminal justice system.
- Children of Incarcerated Parents—A focus for our criminal justice work is on the impacts on children and youth when a parent is incarcerated.
- UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples—For decades we’ve worked alongside Indigenous partners first for the adoption of the UN Declaration and now for its full implementation.
- Truth & Reconciliation—Learn about what Quakers and others are doing in the work for reconciliation and right relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
- Peace—A focus of our peace work for several years has been experiential peace education at the grassroots. We help people build their skills to identify, engage constructively with, and transform bitter conflicts.
- Civil Liberties—We work in partnership to call attention to and seeking to address many civil liberties concerns in Canada, in particular ones arising from the disastrous “war on terror”.
- Climate Change—One of the most urgent issues of our day, climate change impacts all of the issues we work on. We seek to make what contributions we can toward solutions.
- Refugees—We support services for refugees and newcomers to the Toronto area.
- Gender-based Biolence—For years we’ve supported programs that address gender-based violence and women’s rights promotion at the grassroots in Burundi with our partner Friends Women’s Association.
- Israel-Palestine—A just and lasting peace to benefit all in Palestine/Israel is a concern carried by many Friends and one we work toward in multiple ways.