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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) arose in England in the 17th century, and have been in Canada since the earliest times of settlement. The CHFA works to preserve and communicate the on-going history and faith of Friends in Canada and their contribution to the Canadian Experience. We are an active association and our major activities are posted below.

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Click here - "More about our Publications"

Meetinghouse - our newsletter.
Canadian Journal of Quaker History - our annual "Journal"
Newsletters from 1972 to 2005

Who are the Quakers?
Are you seeking a brief, concise summary of the origins and principles of the Quakers? Would you like a quick backgrounder in their beliefs and practices, migration to North America and their lasting contributions to World Peace? Click here to review 8 images of lively and informative display panels specifically designed to provide you a solid understanding of Quaker fundamentals in only a few minutes. The short sequence of images and text has been developed by members of the Eastern Shore Allowed Meeting based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, for public display at the Dartmouth Quaker Whalers House Museum. By special permission of the holders of copyrighted graphics included in the following images CFHA is able to make this high-quality presentation available to viewers of our website. Please enjoy the images.

Quaker meetings and non-profit historical organizations, including archives, museums and libraries, may inquire about loaning a traveling set of the full-size panels. Any viewers who wish additional information or who wish to comment on the panel content please contact chair@cfha.info.

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  • Our very successful 2017 CFHA AGM and Conference was held on the 23rd of the 9th month (September) in Guelph at Hope House. Click on the above link for all the details and a report will be coming soon.
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Family History Project
The Canadian Quaker Family History Project seeks to document the lives and experiences of the thousands of descendants of Quaker settlers from the 18th century onwards. A Testimonial, suitable for framing, has been created to celebrate Quaker ancestors. More information soon.

Built Heritage and  Register
Built Heritage which refers to a project to create a register of meeting houses (surviving or otherwise) and significant other buildings and locations that have a Quaker history.

The objective of the Quaker Register is to document, recognize, and if possible preserve, Quaker built heritage in

Additional postings concerning the above two projects are pending upgraded website capability. For additional information please contact the CFHA Chair.

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