Canadian Quakers have been holding online services almost since the beginning of lockdown measures, but there is now a single list that compiles all these meetings and gives info on how to join them:
Most of these meetings are still happening online, but there’s also the occasional one happening in-person and with special measures, as is locally appropriate.
Anyone interested in exploring the Quaker way for the first time (or old Friends) are welcome to join these meetings. It can even offer a way to virtually visit far-away Friends and their meetings.
We hope you are staying safe and connected out there – and hope this list might help a little with that.
A draft schedule for CYM 2020 is now available. These sessions will run August 8-13, 2020 and mostly focus on spiritual development, opportunities to socialize and connect, and social and environmental justice. Everyone is welcome, including those new to Quakers or simply curious.
You can also now register for the online Yearly Meeting by filling out this form:
Registration for CYM 2020 (google form)
NOTE: If you want to be assigned to a worship sharing group, we need your registration before August 3!
To pull this experiment off, we will need help! Volunteer options are in the registration form.
The 2020 Yearly Meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic as an in-person event, but an online version is currently being organized.
The sessions will run August 8-13. The schedule, further info, and everything needed to participate in the sessions will be posted to the ‘Yearly Meeting in Session‘ page as soon as they are ready.
Please bear with us as we navigate this adventure and try all kinds of new things in a short amount of time! There will be orientations in advance for those who need to be learn to use platforms like Zoom.
These sessions will mostly focus on spiritual development, opportunities to socialize and connect, and social and environmental justice. There will no business sessions; the business that normally would have been Yearly Meeting 2020 is being addressed in series of Representative Meetings running this spring and summer, meetings which can be conducted online more easily. (Quakers who have an account on our business site can sign in to read Representative Meeting minutes and documents, then pass the fruit of their discernment onto their representatives. Those without accounts can request one here.)