Welcoming our New Editor: Reykia Fick

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Reykia Fick, new editor for The Canadian Friend and

Publications and Communications Committee is delighted to announce that Reykia Fick has accepted the contract to edit and The Canadian Friend.  Reykia brings extensive experience writing and editing for digital and print media, including in her current role with Greenpeace Canada and for Fairtrade International.  She has also served Quaker communities in a variety of roles, including with Canadian Friends Service Committee.  She lives in Ottawa and is a member of Ottawa Monthly Meeting.

We look forward to working with Reykia to develop our electronic and print publications in their continuing evolution.

Look out for upcoming announcements as we finalize a schedule for The Canadian Friend and updated guidelines for the website. In the meantime, if you have comments or questions about the website, please contact; for The Canadian Friend, please contact

Chris Hitchcock, Clerk, Publications and Communications Committee

Posted March 10, 2017.

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Job Posting: CYM Secretary

At Yearly Meeting 2016 in Camrose, Canadian Yearly Meeting approved a new CYM Secretary position to foster the growth and deepening of Quakerism within CYM through supporting and enhancing the work of the CYM Clerks and Committees.

Interested candidates should review the job description and posting for the CYM Secretary. We ask interested candidates to respond by March 17th through Charity Village ( with a resume and cover letter. For interested candidates outside Ottawa we ask, in addition, that the application reflect on the ways in which the candidate would provide effective collaboration with the CYM Office Administrator and the CYM Bookkeeper, both of whom are based in CYM’s Ottawa office.  Should candidates have any questions these may be sent to Elaine Bishop, Mentoring Clerk, who is clerking the Hiring Committee, at

We look forward to the exciting opportunity that this process is creating. We hope that the process will be completed in time for the newly appointed CYM Secretary can attend the June Representative Meeting.

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“Safe Nurture of Vulnerable Persons in Our Care” Policy

Representative Meeting, November 2016, approved the revised policy, Safe Nurture of Vulnerable Persons in Our Care.  This Policy describes how we will act, as a Yearly Meeting, to prevent harm coming to children, youth and vulnerable persons attending CYM activities. These activities include CYM-in-Session, Camp NeeKauNis, and any CYM committees that provide child care for their  committee meetings.

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