Schedule for CYM2020 on-line events

Proposed schedule for CYM2020

Due to the global pandemic, Canadian Yearly Meeting, along with other Quaker Yearly Meetings worldwide, has been developing ways for us to gather even though we cannot gather in person.

Registration is now available! To participate in a worship sharing group, you will need to register by Monday, August 3, to give us time to make arrangements.


We will open on Saturday, August 8 at 3pm (Eastern Time). Closing worship will be on Thursday, August 13, starting at 12pm (ET). There are no events scheduled for Monday, August 10, to provide a break day. All events are scheduled between 12 ET and 8pm ET, to allow Friends across the country to attend.

We have scheduled daily meeting for worship, and two break periods each day.

We will be using the video-conference technology Zoom, which many Meetings across Canada have been using to meet. We will run sessions where Friends can practice and become comfortable. It is also possible to access Zoom sessions by telephone.

All times are shown in Eastern Time. For Pacific Time, subtract 3 hours, for Mountain time, subtract 2 hours, for Central Time, subtract 1 hour, for Atlantic Time, add 1 hour.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

3:00 – 4:30 pm    Intergenerational welcoming event

6:00 – 8:00 pm     Evening reflections on the movement of the Spirit during the pandemic year (small group discussions)

Sunday, August 9, 2020

12:00–1:00 pm    Meeting for Worship

1:00 – 1:15 pm    Welcome and introductions

1:15–2:00 pm    First Time Attenders Meeting
                             Meeting of Worship Sharing Group Facilitator
                             Meeting of Families with Children 

2:00–3:00 pm    BREAK

3:00–4:00 pm     Memorial Meeting

4:00–6:00 pm    BREAK

6:00–7:00 pm    Experience of the Spirit in My Life

Monday, August 10, 2020

BREAK DAY     No planned activities

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

12:00–12:30 pm    Meeting for Worship

12:45–1:45 pm   Worship Sharing Groups 

2:00–3:00 pm   BREAK

3:00–4:30 pm   (choose one of two)

  1. Change and sustainable transformation of Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM)
  2. Two Row on the Grand: A Learning Journey

4:30–6:00 pm    BREAK

6:00–8:00 pm   Closed meeting of Yearly Meeting of Ministry & Counsel
                              Held on DISCORD Server: LGBTQ+ evening – all are welcome

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

12:00 – 12:30 pm    Meeting for Worship

12:45 – 1:45 pm    Worship Sharing Groups 

2:00 – 3:00 pm    BREAK

3:00 – 5:00 pm    Defunding Criminal Justice: Transforming, Abolishing, and What Comes Next?

5:00 – 6:00 pm    BREAK        

5:30 – 8:00 pm    Quaker Leadings and our Calling in these Times  

Thursday, August 13, 2020

12:00 – 1:00 pm    Closing worship, Epistle, State of Society Report