Who we are: CLC Youth is a network for pro-life young people to help them get involved and stay informed about life and family issues.
Young people have a special role to play in influencing politicians, activism, education and changing the culture. CLC Youth is a branch of Campaign Life Coalition, the largest and oldest pro-life organization in Canada. CLC works at all levels of government to secure full legal protection for all human beings from the time of conception to natural death.
By joining CLC Youth, you will receive quarterly newsletters and action alerts that keep you updated on current life issues in Canada. You will receive ideas on how you can act to change Canada for the better. You will also be informed on current events and activities which can make a difference and even save some lives.
BEING PRO-LIFE: It’s about idealism and activism; it’s about human rights and social justice; it’s about equality for those who need it the most.
Martin Luther King Jr once said, “our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” Stop the silence. Join us to fight to end this battle and fight on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.
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Are you interested in joining your peers and becoming more involved in pro-life activism? Here's a list of things you can do TODAY to join our CLC Youth team and help make Canada an abortion-free nation.
Did you know that at least $50 million a year of our hard-earned tax-dollars is spent on abortions in Ontario? CLC Youth holds the position that government-funded abortions are a blatant abuse of tax dollars, are severely unjust, and that these funds can and MUST be directed away from the killing of our preborn children. This is an issue that should be held close to the hearts of young people in particular. We did not have a choice to stand-up against the Morgentaler decision, but we DO have a choice now. Let’s use it.
Defund Abortion Pamphleting Blitz: Since the launch of this camapign in 2011, over 80,000 pamphlets have been delivered to the doorsteps of Ontarians across the province. A recent Abacus Data poll found that 91% of Ontarians had no idea their tax-dollars went towards the funding of abortions in this province. Pamphleting therefore is an extremely effective way to get this vital information out to the public, and it's super easy! Call or e-mail CLC Youth and order as many pamphlets as you need free of charge. Get some friends together on a Saturday and deliver them in your neighborhood. Go out for pizza after and voila! You just helped bring this campaign one step closer to victory! To view our Defund Abortion brochure, click here.
Petition: Over 20,000 people across the province have signed our Defund Abortion Petition which will be handed over the MPPs as soon as we have enough signatures to make a HUGE impact. For this we need YOUR help. Please print of as many copies of our Defund Abortion Petition here, and collect signatures at your school, church, youth group, from your friends, family, neighbours, strangers etc- and send the completed pages to Campaign Life Coalition (104 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1X9).
Defund Abortion Mini Defund Rallies: On October 13th, 2012, Defund Abortion Mini Rallies were held in front of consituency offices across the province to send a message to individual MPPs that this an issue their constituents care about. Thousands of people from across the province came out for this public witness, attracting media across Ontario and grabbing the attention of the public. To see media coverage from this event, click here.
THE MOMENT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR IS FINALLY HERE! Last year, our first-ever Defund Abortion Rally at Ontario's legislature drew over 2,000 pro-lifers from across the province. This amazing event called on the assembled legislature to ease financial pressure on our crumbling health care systen by defunding elecive abortion which is a medically unecessary procedure. After the sudden resignation of Premiere Dalton McGuinty, and a 4-month proroguement of Ontario's Legislature (which resumes on February 19th, 2013). Now is our chance to send a message to our newPremiere, and the rest of the legislative body that this is an issue that Ontarians care about, and that we will not back down until this medically-unecessary procedure is defunded for good. Please make your arranegments now to attend this important event.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
WHERE: Queen's Park, Toronto, ON, M7A1A2
TIME: 12pm- 2pm
The summer internship program run by Campaign Life Coalition and The Interim Newspaper is designed to challenge and reward a select number of students with a unique opportunity to work full-time in the pro-life movement. This internship is designed to shape and form future leaders by providing them with an in-depth opportunity to become active in the largest, and oldest pro-life organization in Canada. All applicants must be attending a secondary or post-secondary institution for the 2012/2013 school term as well as the 2013/2014 term to qualify. Please read over the details provided below before applying.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 29th, 2013
Location: Campaign Life Coalition Office: 104 Bond St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1X9
Hours: Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm (unless otherwise discussed) (37.5 hours/week)
Wage: Minimum ($10.50/ hour)
**Please note that CLC interns who are not from Toronto are responsible for finding/paying for their own accommodations and travel arrangements. Assistance may be provided if necessary.
All interns will be expected to work a full 40-hour workweek engaging in a wide variety of tasks from administrative duties to street activism. Each intern will be expected to attend weekly training sessions to learn more about pro-life apologetics, strategizing, youth leadership, fundraising and other essential skills needed to work in the pro-life movement. Students will also be expected to participate in various conferences/events CLC organizes or participates in throughout the summer months as representatives of this organization.
To apply, please send our Application Form and Personal Reference Letter as well as your Cover Letter and Resume to email@example.com before Friday, March 29th, 2013.
On Saturday, January 28th, 2012, CLC Youth did their first "choice" chain demonstration in downtown Toronto, and have been doing it monthly ever since. "Choice" chain was started by the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform in Calgary, and has quickly spread across the country as one of the most effective forms of pro-life street activism hitting the public today. It's done by holding 3x4-foot signs of first-trimester aborted babies to the public, handing out pamphlets and engaging pedestrians in discourse about abortion.
As CCBR writes, "'Choice' Chain is a powerful way to compel thought and debate on this controversial topic. By bringing the evidence to what abortion does to the unborn to the public, Canadians who do not want to think about the issue are compelled to deal with its gravity. The event stimulates public dialgoue and ensures that the discussions occur in light of the reality of abortion." If you are interested in joining the CLC Youth "Choice" Chain Campaign in the GTA- please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in starting up your own "choice" chain campaign in your own city, please contact the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform by clicking here.
Since the birth of Sun News Network, CLC Youth is featured regularly on The Arena with Michael Coren, Mondays at 7pm. Every week a CLC representative talks with Michael about current issues concerning life, sexuality and the family. If you don’t get Sun News, please check out our CLC Youth YouTube channel for the most up-to-date episodes! For the most recent episode, click the picture below.
From Monday March 4th to Friday, March 8th, 2013 CLC Youth will be sending approximately a dozen young people to the UN to lobby for life and family at the 57th session of the Commission On The Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. To see live tweets, reports, video blogs and more, make sure to join our Campaign Life Coalition Youth Facebook group and “like” our Facebook page. If you are interested in joining CLC Youth at the UN for future lobbying opportunities- please e-mail youth@campaignlifecoalition today!
To read more from CLC Youth's U.N correspondant Matthew Wojciechowski on the United Nation's obsession with contraception, abortion and sex, check out his latest article in The Interim Newspaper, found here.
This year's March for Life is just around the corner, so get ready to join with thousands of other pro-life young people to stand up for life at the Nation's capitol. Join Campaign Life Coalition Youth at this amazing event on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 starting at 12noon.
Dress-up for a semi-formal Youth Banquet that evening with an amazing keynote speech, a 3-course meal, music and social.
After a refreshing sleep at one of Ottawa's luxury hotels, join CLC Youth for their annual March for Life Youth Conference on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at the Hampton Inn.
You don't want to miss the largest pro-life event in all of Canada! For more information on this year's speakers, please click here.
CLC YOUTH BLOG
Do you like to be entertained? Do you like to be kept up-to-date on issues other than the latest Johnny Depp movie? If so, check out our CLC Youth blog by clicking here. If you are interested in writing a blog post for CLC Youth, please e-mail your thoughts to email@example.com! We enjoy knowing what's on YOUR mind and your persepective on life and family issues. Personal stories also inspire and encourage people to become more active in the movement, so don't be shy! E-mail us today!