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Dear Friends,

We thought you might be ready to receive an email that is not about Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or Giving Tuesday, so here's your monthly download of "cool things Quakers are doing"! (Though if you do want to help support CYM's work, donations are always needed!)

Thank you for reading Canadian Yearly Meeting's monthly electronic newsletter—we're glad to have you! If you know others who might like to receive this, please feel free to forward this message so that other friends can subscribe at the link below. Your help in connecting Friends across the country is deeply appreciated!

If you'd like to contribute to the newsletter, email by the 15th of the month. We may not be able to fit all contributions in, but we'll try!

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Job Opportunity: Apply to CYM's Communications Coordinator Position by December 16th!

Know any awesome communications professionals looking for a part-time role? CYM is seeking a Communications Coordinator to work 24 hours a week. For all the details of the role, responsibilities, qualifications, and compensation, check out the job posting on Charity Village.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to before 9 am Eastern, December 16, 2022.

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Statement on the Peace Testimony and Ukraine

Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) has joined with other Quaker organizations to issue a statement on the peace testimony and Ukraine.

"Quakers are a people who follow after peace, love and unity. Our peace testimony is our witness to the Truth as we experience it.

Our testimony manifests as a cumulative set of actions, continually tested and added to over centuries. These actions are diverse in form, but have been broadly united by: 1) Refusal to kill, 2) Relief of suffering, 3) Building the institutions of peace, and 4) Supporting peacebuilding and removing the causes of war."

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December 6th: "Through the Bars: Making Connections" Event with CFSC and Write On

Join CFSC on December 6th at 4:00 PM PST (5:00 PM MST, 6:00 PM CST, 7:00 PM EST, 8:00 PM AST, and 8:30 PM NST) Eastern for a conversation with CFSC’s Nancy Russell and Naomi Berlyne. Naomi is the founder of Write On!—a group of students, workers, and Ontario residents who support and stand in solidarity with people in prison in Canada (both in the provincial and federal systems).

The conversation will explore how corresponding with those locked up in prisons and jails can make a difference inside AND outside. Plus, find out how you can get involved in this important work!

Learn more and register below.

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Pendle Hill Events

Pendle Hill, a Quaker learning centre in Pennsylvia, has a wide array of upcoming events both online and in person. Highlights include:

  • First Monday online lectures, such as December 5th's "Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way Toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace," with author Valerie Brown, and "Against the Grain: Talking to White People about Racism in a Time of Polarization," with Drick Boyd;
  • "Speaking with Spirit," an online poetry immersive led by Jesse White from January 1-31, 2023;
  • and "Exploring a Quaker Commitment to Reparative Justice," an online weekend in collaboration with Woodbrooke (a UK Quaker learning centre) from January 28th-29th, 2023.

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Reminder: December 3rd Representative Meeting

There will be an online Representative Meeting on Saturday December 3.

For more details ask your Monthly Meeting Representative or contact our the Canadian Yearly Meeting Clerks: Ruth Pincoe and Marlyn Manzer at 

Agendas are usually posted in advance at

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Reminder: Nov. 26, Dec. 10, Jan. 21, Feb. 18: Renewing Quaker Community with Ben Pink Dandelion

Canadian Yearly Meeting Education & Outreach and Woodbrooke Quaker Studies are partnering to bring Canadian Friends: Renewing Quaker Community

In this workshop led by UK Woodbrooke Quaker Studies tutor Ben Pink Dandelion, we’ll explore different perspectives on renewing Quaker community and think about how those approaches speak to us as individuals, as well as within our Meetings and Worship Groups. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on ways that strengthen renewal.

Saturdays, November 26, 2022, December 10, 2022, January 21, 2023, February 18, 2023. Costs expected to be approximately $50.

Register by emailing

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Reminder: Camp NeeKauNis Camp House Rentals

Camp NeeKauNis is a Quaker camp located on traditional Wendat (Huron) and Anishinaabe land, near Waubaushene, Ontario (about 90 min north of Toronto).

Cozy up this fall at the Camp House - now available for rentals! 

The Camp House can accomodate 4-6 people with 2 bedrooms, each with a double bed, and a pull out couch by the wood stove. Fire wood is provided and the kitchen is fully equipped. The main property is available for your use - whether that be getting out for a fall walk or enjoying stargazing at night. No matter the weather you will have a warm place to snuggle up and dry off if needed. The Camp house has great spaces for relaxing, reading, doing puzzles or arts & crafts and for playing games as a group!

If you are interested in booking the Camp House for day, weekend, or weekly use please contact Milena at to book. She will be able to tell you what to expect, and what to bring.

Please note that our frugal prices are based on cost-recovery and we don't have cleaners so we expect our guests to clean the house before departing.

Day use with house access: $50; Overnight: $125; Weekly (7 nights): $750.

We hope you'll consider the NeeKauNis Camp House for your next getaway!

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CYM Contributions Corner

Did you know that CYM is part of a worldwide network that increases Quaker influence in peace and human rights efforts?

CYM receives most of its financial donatons in this, the last financial quarter of our fiscal year. Have you made a donation for 2022 yet?



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