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Check out our new website!

After more than a decade with the old look, we're thrilled to launch our new website! The site is now easier to navigate and it's mobile friendly. You can expect a better browsing experience with more videos and visual content.

We've reduced clutter to help you focus on what you're interested in. And we've added some nice features like improved menus and a list of all the site's pages in the footer. These are just some of the ways that we're making it easy for you to find and engage with the content you love.

Have a look at the freshly designed QuakerService.ca!

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Join our youth advisory group

Are you a youth or young adult... with the lived experience of growing up with an incarcerated parent? Would you like to meet others with similar experiences and work to improve conditions for children and youth with incarcerated parents? We would like to hear from you. Please consider joining our youth advisory group.

Masafer Yatta, 2021, credit ציפי מנשה/Wikimedia Commons CC-BY 4.0

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Open letter calls for Canada to speak out about Masafer Yatta

Over 1,000 residents, many of them children, living in eight Palestinian villages in the Masafer Yatta area of the West Bank face imminent eviction from their homes because Israel has claimed the area as an army firing zone. A new letter signed by CFSC Clerk Vince Zelazny says it’s imperative that Canada speak out on this issue. The letter requests that Robin Wettlaufer, Canada’s representative to the Palestinian Authority, travel to Masafer Yatta as soon as possible and report on the situation there. It notes,

“Canada’s voice could make a difference.” Read the open letter. Learn about CFSC's hopes for a just peace in Israel/Palestine.

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Skills for Peaceful Communication Workshop at Lake Eerie Yearly Meeting

CFSC’s Matt Legge was at the recent session of Lake Eerie Yearly Meeting where he delivered a presentation, Q&A, and interactive practice on communication skills. You can watch a recording. To practice these skills yourself, get on the wait list for the next round of our workshop series Are We Done Fighting?

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