Speakers

 

We are very thrilled to have an amazing roster of speakers at this year's 2014 National March for Life in Ottawa. The diversity of speakers will be sharing their personal experiences, offering expert advice, and encouraging the audience to build a culture of life across Canada. This will be an inspiring few days you don't want to miss!

Jim Hughes

National President of Campaign Life Coalition

Jim has served in the pro-life movement for over 30 years, and through CLC, founded the National March For Life plus many other Canadian pro-life campaigns.

 


 

Federal Members of Parliament

Numerous Members of Parliament and Senators will address the crowd and share their desire to enshrine legal protection in Canadian law for children in the womb.

 


 

Religious leaders

Numerous Catholic bishops as well as Protestant and Evangelical leaders will speak from the steps of Parliament

 


 

Carol Everett

Former abortionist turned pro-life activist

Rose Dinner Speaker, May 8th, 2014 / Keynote Speaker for Youth Conference May 9th, 2014

Topic: Testimony 

Carol Everett knows firsthand about pregnancy termination, having been both a consumer and provider. Carol was involved in the operation of four abortion clinics from 1977 to 1983, overseeing 35,000 abortions. Today, she is committed to safegaurding the health of women and their babies all over the United States. She also speaks to men and women who have experienced a pregnancy loss to offer a message of healing and hope. She has the distinction of being summoned as an expert witness in court of law throughout the country, testifying in Washington, D.C, and numerous state capitals.

Carol is president and founder of The Heidi Group. The Heidi Group was formed to network resources for Women/ Crisis Pregnancy Centers across the United States and offers services to centers such as board strategic planning, fundraising, volunteer training, continuing education, etc. Carol's life story is detailed in the book Blood Money- Getting Rich off a Woman's Right to Choose. The ministry has also released two videos, The Light of Life and Abortion Techniques.

To see more of Carol Evertt, click here

 

Jason Evert

Chastity speaker

Youth Banquet Speaker, May 8th, 2014

Topic: Love of Lust?

Jason Evert has traveled to five continents to bring the message of chastity to more than one million teenagers over the past fifteen years. Jason earned a master's degree in Theology, and undergraduate degrees in Counseling and Theology, with a minor in Philosophy at Fransiscan University of Steubenville.

He is the best-selling author of more than ten books, including Theology of the Body for Teens and How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul. He and his wife Crystalina are frequent guests on radio programs throughout the country, and their television appearances include MSNBC, Fox News, the BBC, and EWTN. Together they lead an international alliance of young people who promote chastity in more than 40 countries.

To see more of Jason Evert, click here.

 


 

Alissa Golob

Director, Campaign Life Coalition Youth

Keynote Speaker at Youth Conference, May 9th, 2014

Topic: Why we must envision a world without abortion

Alissa joined Campaign Life Coalition as Youth Coordinator in March 2010. In that role, she travels across the nation to inspire, activate and mobilize young people across the country.

CLCY was the lead organizer in the  Ontario Defund Abortion campaign which began in 2011 with a large rally at the provincial legislature. She is also the lead organizer in the March for Life Candlelight Vigil, Youth Banquet and Youth Conference whic attracts tens of thousands of young people annually. She recently helped lead a group of youth activists to the United Nations to lobby for life and family issues at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women.

Alissa has also given many media interviews as a CLC spokesperson, including to MTV, Sun News Network, CBC, Toronto Star and many other Canadian news outlets.
 To see more of Alissa Golob, click here.

 


 

Stephanie Gray

Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform

Keynote Speaker at Youth Conference, May 9th, 2014

Topic: Stump the pro-lifer

International pro-life speaker Stephanie Gray has spoken in Costa Rica, Latvia, England, the United States, and across Canada. She has gone head-to-head with abortion doctors in debates at universities, is author of "A Physicians Guide to Discussing Abortion", and is faculty at Blackstone Legal Fellowship, training law students from around the world about conversing persuasively on abortion. She is co-founder and executive director of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform, and educational pro-life organization which is transforming the culture and currently employs almost 20 young people as staff.

To see more of Stephanie Gray, click here.

 


 

John Jalsevac

Journalist and Managing Editor of LifeSiteNews.com

Keynote Speaker at Youth Conference, May 9th, 2014

Topic: The art of being a pro-life journalist

In the last decade, John Jalsevac has covered countless events and important devleopments relating to life and family issues in the United States, Canada and around the world, publishing hundreds of articles for LifeSiteNews.com, the #1 ranked pro-life news website on the internet. He has a B.A in philosophy with a minor in theology from Christendom College. He is married to wife Cassidy and has four children.

To see more of John Jalsevac, click here.

 


Workshop speakers to be confirmed.