Youth & Militarism

Please join us for a cross Canada Conference on Youth & Militarism. Peterborough, Ontario and Shawigan Lake, BC. April 24th-26th, 2015. Learn more.

Youth Program Coordinator Katharine Carmichael speaks to us all

When we gather in Winnipeg this summer, the adults will be considering Simplicity and its potential to stimulate radical change. Historically however, radical change in any community is often led by its youth. Children, teens, and youth of all descriptions, consider what kind of society you wish to live in. Does your vision match the one you are growing up in and actually living in? Are the adults in charge protecting the earth they’ve borrowed from you, or are they just making a mess you’ll have to clean up later?
What needs to change and how do we change it? Is it through action: protest and politics? Or is it through the arts: writing, performing and creating? Do our testimonies have a role in this process?
Friends, mentors and young at heart, we need people to help in this inspiring process.  Do you want to be invigorated by our awesome youth community? Do you have something to teach or to learn together? Do you need an excuse to miss Business Meeting? How can you help?  For the answers to these, and more exciting questions email the Youth Program Coordinator, Katharine Carmichael

QUNO New York – Program Assistant positions available

The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in Geneva, Switzerland offers a Summer School that introduces young people to the work of the United Nations as seen through the programs of QUNO. The next summer school will be July 6 18, 2014. Application deadline: February 3, 2014. For more information, visit:

Participants range in age from 20-26; applicants from outside the EU/Switzerland will need a visa; QUNO assists with visa applications though cannot guarantee success. Participation fee is 630 pounds (est. $1,120), which covers program, meals, accommodation (not travel). Suggestions on seeking financial help will be provided to those accepted; applicants are encouraged to seek funds from their Meetings (and can apply for CFSC Individual Grant email.

Get Involved

YS Note: Dear YAFs and YFs: If you are interested in serving our Yearly Meeting and getting more involved, steeped in Quaker ways and learning our process and practices, serving on a CYM committee is a great way to do so. Feel free to contact one of the members of Nominations Committee to find out more about what each committee does to see where your passions connect.

May 6, 2013

Dear Friends,

CYM Nominating Committee is still looking to fill several vacant positions. Each year, our task is to seek out not only the person most fitted for each position, but the best position for each person who comes forward. This process of discernment is both demanding and rewarding. We weigh interest, qualifications, and often geographical considerations as well. Friends do not need to be nominated…if you think you are perfect for a position, ring your own bell! The only proviso is that each nominee must provide a Minute of support from their Monthly Meeting.

We need your talents, faith and enthusiasm. You may contact anyone on the Nominations Committee for information:

Peter Stevenson

Patty Lembke

Svetlana MacDonald

Barbara Horvath


Vacant Positions:

  • CYM 2014 Recording Clerk 1
  • Contributions Committee 1 Central / 1 East
  • Finance Committee 1
  • Camp NeeKauNis Committee 7
  • Canadian Friends Service Committee 1
  • Nominating Committee 1 East
  • Programme Committee 1 East / 1 Central / 1 West
  • CYM Youth Program Coordinator 1
  • Publications and Communications 1
  • Records Committee 2
  • Canadian Council of Churches
    • Governing Board 1
    • Commission on Faith and Witness 1
    • Movement Building 1
    • Global Partnerships 1
    • Dignity and Rights 1
  • Church Council on Justice and Corrections 1