We welcome visitors of all ages. See our address, Sunday schedule and contact information on the "Find Us" page, and explore our website to find information about our children's program, potlucks, attenders' meetings, retreats and other community events. Si vous voulez des informations en francais, nous demander, s’il vous plait!
With Canada's traditionally close ties to England, it might make sense that Quakers in Canada came directly from England. However, this is not the case. CYM's Organization and Procedure (pg 5) explains that in the first half of the 19th century, U.S.Quakers moved both west and north, and a small fraction of that expansion came into what was, at the time, Upper Canada. O&P states "While earlier attempts at settlement had been made in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and at Farnham in Quebec, these were not lasting. However permanent communities were realised at Adolphustown on the Bay of Quinte and in the Niagara District and before the close of the eighteenth century the first Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends in Canada were organized in Adolphustown and Pelham."
Web-worthy news seems to be scarcer during the summer, so we'll be starting an Ottawa Monthly Meeting history project. By the end of the summer, we hope to have collected enough odds and ends to prepare a more permanent history summery for this web page.
It is our tender and Christian advice that Friends take care to keep to truth and plainness, in language, habit, deportment and behaviour; that the simplicity of truth in these things may not wear out nor be lost in our days, nor in our posterity's; and to avoid pride and immodesty in apparel, and all vain and superfluous fashions of the world.