What We Do

The Canadian Friends Historical Association works to preserve and communicate the on-going history and faith of Friends in Canada and their contribution to the Canadian Experience. See our major activities:


We publish an open-access academic journal, a newsletter, and occasional monographs.

Digital Archive

We preserve, enhance, and make available documents relating to Canadian Quaker history, including transcriptions of handwritten meeting books going back to 1798.

Built Heritage

We're working on a record of every Quaker property, including meeting houses, burial grounds, and homes of notable Friends.

Research Support

We provide research funding and scholarships to those interested in delving into aspects of Quaker history.


Our members share their research pursuits and interests in a variety of channels.

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The Meetinghouse

Articles and discussions from our newsletter

Co-Chair Update

Though Covid-19 has thrown our upcoming AGM a few curveballs, we’re excited at the prospect of having members join us virtually on Saturday, September 26th (11:00 AM EDST Toronto time) for the CFHA Annual General Read more…

Research Inquiry

We recently received a genealogy question in regard to the ancestry of Thomas William Henry Young Bunnell (1860 – 1896) from Susan Bunnell. Thomas Young Bunnell listed his birthplace as Toronto and Ontario on two Read more…

Get in Touch

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Find us online

Twitter: @cfhainfo

Send us mail

Canadian Friends Historical Association
P. O. Box 21527
17600 Yonge St
Newmarket, ON
L3Y 4Z0

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