The spring issue of The Canadian Friend, our national journal, is now out. Those who are subscribers to the magazine should have already received a copy, but is also available electronically:
The Canadian Friend – Spring 2020 (Screen-friendly, Colour PDF)
The Canadian Friend – Spring 2020 (Print-friendly, B&W PDF)
This issue includes articles on Quaker utopian William Penn, Quaker involvement with capitalism and anarchism, news from around the Canadian Quaker family, and a lot more. (Everything in it was submitted before the coronapocalypse began, but your Friendly neighbourhood editor did sneak a late-night meditation in.) You can see the full Table of Contents here.
The next issue has been rescheduled to come out during the time Yearly Meeting normally would have happened, around August 10. To connect with Friends in writing, please submit pieces by the due date of June 12. (Extensions are usually possible by asking the editor nicely).
Please submit articles between 500-1200 words long. (Unusual topics or word-lengths are possible, but also best discussed with the editor before submitting.) Submissions on any topic of potential interest to Canadian Friends are welcome. Reflections and stories on isolation, new ways of connecting, and whatever concerns and comforts you are particularly welcome for this issue.
Photos, artwork, humour, and interesting quotations are also warmly welcomed as submissions.
Looking ahead, the due date for the autumn issue is September 22.
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 $40 for all other countries.
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 black and white ads.