Over the past year, many things have been cancelled. However, abortion is not one of them. In fact, according to some sources, demand for abortion has actually risen during the pandemic. That's why it's essential we stay active locally to change hearts and minds and save lives.
The Toronto March for Life is about making the pro-life message visible. And this year, from May 10th to May 14th, we are asking you to be a voice for the voiceless all across Toronto. Join us in activities you can do from home or in your neighbourhood to share the pro-life message. We want to make sure that all of Toronto sees the pro-life message and we will work to equip you with ways to speak up even if we can't all gather at Queen's Park.
Monday May 10
Welcome - 2021 Toronto March for Life
The 2021 Toronto March for Life is happening online! Our goal has always been to make the pro-life message visible, and to encourage people to get active in the movement. Join some of the organizers to discuss the week, and all of the activities and opportunities to get active, get involved and be a voice for the voiceless from your home and your community May 10-14!
Lobbying 101: Want to make your voice heard on the issue of sex selective abortion?
Bill C-233 is scheduled to be debated again in late May and would likely come up for a vote shortly after. The We Need a Law team wants to equip you to talk to your MP about it! From requesting a meeting, to the do's and don'ts of lobbying at that meeting, to how to answer commonly asked questions, we'll walk you through an effective way to encourage your MP to vote in favour of the Sex Selective Abortion Act.
Tuesday May 11
Importance of Changing Hearts & Minds
Join The Pro-Life Guys to learn about the importance of changing hearts and minds to make abortion unthinkable, and some apologetics resources to get started or upgrade your skills!
Testimonies from the streets & schools
When we speak up, we can change hearts and minds - and save lives. Join Toronto pro-life activists as we share stories from streets and schools of what happens when we bring pro-life apologetics to the public - Toronto becomes more pro-life each time!
Interview with MP Cathay Wagantall
Advancing legislation that protects pre-born children necessarily involves working alongside elected lawmakers. Join Mike Schouten in conversation with MP Cathay Wagantall as they discuss the relationship between advocacy groups and politicians, and how only by cooperating together will we move forward in protecting pre-born human rights.
MP Cathay Wagantall
Apologetics: Effective Conversations About Abortion
Have you ever wondered how to reach a pro-choice friend or family member on abortion? Have you ever wondered how to respond to an argument in favour of abortion? In this evening talk, learn how to effectively communicate the pro-life message and respond to pro-choice arguments from Justina Van Manen, CCBR speaker and author of STUCK: A Complete Guide to Answering Tough Questions About Abortion.
Justina Van Manen
Wednesday May 12
Social Media Outreach
How can we put pro-life apologetics into practice on social media to change hearts and minds online? Join The Pro-Life Guys to learn some tips and tricks for online conversations!
Strategy: Exposing the Injustice of Abortion
When the injustice of abortion is exposed, minds are changed, and lives are saved. Learn the lessons from successful social reform movements of the past in this evening presentation from Jonathon Van Maren, CCBR Communications Director and author of Seeing is Believing: Why Our Culture Must Face the Victims of Abortion.
Jonathon Van Maren
Thursday May 13
A Conversation with Aid to Women
"We care. We'll be there." Aid to Women is a crisis pregnancy centre next to an abortion clinic in downtown Toronto. Join Michelle Caluag from Toronto Right to Life in conversation with Mary Helen Moes, the Executive Director of Aid to Women, to discuss the experience of caring for women facing difficult pregnancies and helping them to choose life.
Mary Helen Moes
Heart Apologetics: Understand, Love, and Inspire
There's a difference between an intellectual disagreement on abortion, and an emotional or personal block to accepting the pro-life message. Many people have been wounded by personal experience with abortion, or faced other challenges in life that impact their view on abortion. We can effectively dialogue by practicing empathy with everyone we encounter, by truly listening to their experiences, and by inspiring people to do the right thing even when it's the hard thing. Learn the principles of Heart Apologetics in this evening presentation from Michelle Caluag, Executive Director of Toronto Right to Life.
Friday May 14
Closing - 2021 Toronto March for Life
Join us for a final live stream for a roundup of the week's events, and a look forward to how to put everything we've learned into practice and be a voice for the voiceless in the months ahead.
2020 Toronto March for Life Live Stream
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 2020 Toronto March for Life Live Stream! The goal of the Toronto March for Life has always been to come together to equip pro-lifers in Ontario to use our voices for life - every day of the year! Although we couldn't gather in person at Queen's Park in 2020, we presented the content from our workshops online.