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We're hiring!

Are you interested in joining a small and dynamic team serving to advance the peace and social justice concerns of Canadian Quakers? We're currently hiring for two positions: A CFSC Administrator (full-time) and a Finance Assistant (part-time maternity leave).

Both positions will begin working from home due to COVID-19 but will be based at our office in Toronto once it is safe again to do so. The deadline to apply is July 20th. For more info visit our website:
https://quakerservice.ca/CFSCAdministrator
https://quakerservice.ca/FinanceAssistant

Rally calling for defunding of police and other major changes in response to police violence, June 2020

Quaker Concern

Indigenous involvement necessary in responses to police violence

Just two weeks after issuing a joint statement in response to the killing of George Floyd in the United States and the subsequent public actions that spoke out for the critical need to address systemic racism, we took the unusual step of issuing a second statement. We were horrified and heartbroken over the police killings of Chantel Moore in Edmundston, and Rodney Levi near Miramichi (both in New Brunswick) over the span of eight days. In recent months there have also been killings of Indigenous youth by Winnipeg police. And videos have emerged recently of beatings of Indigenous people by police in Fort MacMurray, Winnipeg, and Kinngait, Nunavut.

Read our statement: https://quakerservice.ca/policeviolence

Watch this episode of The Agenda for some more insights on these issues:

Upcoming Events

Join us for these two exciting and informative upcoming events:

On July 9 CFSC Clerk Lana Robinson will be among the church leaders presenting about their experiences on a delegation to Israel/Palestine: https://www.kairoscanada.org/july-9-webinar-whats-next-annexation-covid-19-and-palestine

Then on July 16 the event Living the Declaration: A Webinar on Indigenous Rights, will including a presentation from CFSC staff Jennifer Preston:

https://www.facebook.com/events/274062560602645/

Both events are free.

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Thank you Tasmin!

We offer our deep gratitude to Tasmin Rajotte, who served CFSC in multiple staff roles for almost two decades.

Tasmin started out coordinating the Quaker International Affairs Program housed under CFSC, which did important and groundbreaking work around intellectual property rights (see https://quakerservice.ca/news/intellectual-property-rights/). She also served as coordinator of CFSC's criminal justice program and more recently provided staff support to CFSC's board of directors, fundraising, strategic planning, and many other areas.

We thank Tasmin for all of her dedication, leadership, and service work over these many years, and wish her the very best as she follows her leading to work in the areas of ecology and environmental sustainability.

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