New issue of The Canadian Friend and Submissions for the Next

New issue of The Canadian Friend and Submissions for the Next

The summer issue of The Canadian Friend, our national journal, is now out. Those who are subscribers to the magazine should have received a copy in the mail by now.

It is also available electronically:
The Canadian Friend – Summer 2019 (Print-friendly PDF)
The Canadian Friend – Summer 2019 (Screen-friendly PDF)
The Canadian Friend – Summer 2019 (Online Version)

This issue includes articles on Quaker theologian Robert Barclay, Quaker involvement in the development of capitalism, rethinking our use of money, eldership, news from around the Canadian Quaker family, and a lot more. You can see the full Table of Contents here.

Next Issue

The due date for the next issue is coming up! It is September 30, though extensions can occasionally be obtained by asking the editor nicely.  Subscribers will receive their copies in the mail by mid-December.

Please submit articles between 500-1200 words long. Submissions on any topic of potential interest to Canadian Friends are welcome. (Unusual topics or word-lengths are possible, but best discussed with the editor before submitting). This issue will look in particular at Yearly Meeting in Session, though articles on other topics are also welcome.

Photos, artwork, and interesting quotations are also warmly welcomed as submissions.

The due date for the following issue is in the New Year – January 20, 2020.

Send submissions to The Canadian Friend‘s editor, Timothy Kitz, at or c/o CYM Office, 91A Fourth Ave., Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1S 2L1.

For inspiration, or to take a trip down memory lane, The Canadian Friend back issues are available online.  If your library is missing one, you can even download back issues and print them.


All members and regular attenders of the Monthly Meetings of CYM are entitled to receive a copy of The Canadian Friend. Donations to defray costs of producing the magazine are gratefully welcomed.

The annual individual subscription rate for Canada is $20, $30 for US addresses, and for all other countries $40.

To be added to the subscription list of The Canadian Friend, contact the CYM Office.


The Canadian Friend also accepts advertising! For rates and details, contact the editor (, again). Please note that and the committees and bodies of Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) do not pay for advertising in black and white.

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Welcome to CYM 2019! Info for attenders

Welcome to CYM 2019! Info for attenders

For those attending Canadian Yearly Meeting 2019, please go to the CYM in Session 2019 page for the most detailed and up-to-date info. That’s where you can find an updated schedule with room locations, business agendas, documents in advance, etc. The page will keep getting updated all week with relevant info.

Friends who would like to follow CYM remotely are also welcome to visit that same CYM in Session 2019 page. There is also a blog page of Stories & Reflections from CYM 2019, covering all sorts of interesting facets of the gathering.

Please note that you will need to login to the business side of our site to access this page. Going to the page will automatically prompt you to login if you aren’t already, and to create an account if you don’t have one. If you’re having a hard time logging in or creating an account, contact our web editor at

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Call for Photos!

Call for Photos!

Dear Canadian Friends,

Please send photos from your lives as individuals and Meetings, so that we can share them during Canadian Yearly Meeting.

We expect to have a welcoming event on Saturday night (Aug 3) and will use as many photos as we can – so we will be grateful for any contributions you can send, ASAP!

Please send photos to:

Thanks and looking forward to seeing many of you in Winnipeg soon,
Program Committee.

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Invitation to Young Friends Gathering! (Aug 1-4, Winnipeg)

Invitation to Young Friends Gathering! (Aug 1-4, Winnipeg)

Dear Young Friend Community,

Join us this August for Fellowship and Community Building!

This year’s Young Friends Gathering will take place Thursday to Sunday, August 1-4, on the campus of the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The gathering is open to those between 13 and 35 years of age. Children of YF attendees are welcome to attend! (Friends who may be interested in aiding with childcare during the gathering should contact the Gathering Committee at:

Our past two gatherings have taken place at Camp NeeKauNis and this year marks a departure as we move to an urban setting where new adventures and opportunities await!

Accommodations are in the Poettcker Hall Dormitory. Rooms are double-occupancy with a shared bathroom down the hall. A tenting option is also available! It also may be possible to share tenting materials and rides to and from CYM. Please let us know if you require special accommodations.

Please register by July 15, 2019!


The registration for the YF Gathering has been combined with the registration for Canadian Yearly Meeting in Session, which begins Saturday, August 3. Young Friends can register for the YF Gathering only, CYM in Session only, or a combination of both events.

Young Friends must complete the CYM in Session registration (details at; to register, download and fill out this PDF form, and send it to to register for attendance at any of these events.


The Education and Outreach Committee is providing support for the costs of the YF Gathering. For those who are able, we suggest a donation of $50 per person to help offset costs, to be given onsite. This is not a mandatory fee.

Young Friends can work with the CYM Secretary (Cam Fraser, to pay for travel expenses up front – or can apply for reimbursement by the Dec 31, 2019 deadline by completing the CYM Form for Committee Travel which can be found (under forms) at

Financial assistance may also be available through your Monthly Meeting.


Use this Google doc for any travel and ride sharing.

If you’re having trouble with the Google doc, contact Evelyne by email at, call her at 416-272-1448, or email

Links For More Info

Young Friend Website:
Facebook Group:
Event Page for the Gathering:

UPDATE: The schedule for the Gathering is now available:
Young Friends Gathering Schedule – Winnipeg 2019 (PDF)

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