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 on Facebook, Twitter, our blog, and at our events.

Friendly Fridays

Friendly Friday virtual calls every two weeks, our annual AGM and keynote, and other events.

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Questions about Quakers?

If you are seeking information about the origins, foundational concepts, and principles of early Canadian Quakers, click here.

If you are seeking information concerning contemporary traditional Quaker faith and practice, such as Meetings, click here.

Join us for Friendly Fridays
reading the Journal of George Fox
second Fridays at 1:30 pm

The Meetinghouse

Articles and discussions from our blog

Elma Starr in 1974

This photo of Elma Starr, taken 29 June 1974 by Keith Beaty for the Toronto Star, shows Elma in front of the Yonge Street meeting house. The photo was taken in anticipation of the 1810 Read more…

Get in Touch

Communicate with our Board, or find us online

Find us online

Twitter: @cfhainfo

Send us mail

Canadian Friends Historical Association
PO Box 21527
Upper Canada Postal Outlet
Newmarket ON
L3Y 8J1

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