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CLC Youth is the youth division of Campaign Life Coalition, Canada's largest pro-life and pro-family organization. CLCY is a network created to help young people get involved in the pro-life movement through street activism and political participation. Our goal is to educate the public on life issues and to elect a government that will implement laws which give human rights to all human beings.
Young people have a special role to play in transforming the culture of death into a culture of life. Politicians pay special attention to the voices of young people. Our fellow youth, often lacking financial resources, are particularly vulnerable to abortion and need support from friends and classmates if faced with a crisis pregnancy. Finally, our own generation are the leaders of tomorrow. The changes to the hearts and minds of our peers that we make today will largely determine whether we are able to end abortion in our lifetimes.
By joining CLC Youth, you will receive action alerts that keep you updated on pro-life events in your area and exciting opportunities to get involved with your local pro-life candidate.
We are pro-life. We recognize that human rights belong to all humans. We demand equality for those who need it most.
- Canada is one of the only countries in the world with no law on abortion, which means that a woman in her 9th month of pregnancy can legally obtain an abortion for any reason she chooses.
- In 2015, girls between the ages of 18 and 24 underwent 23,778 abortions, while girls 17 and younger underwent 2,233 abortions.
- In Canada there are 32 abortions for every 100 live births.
- In 2015, over 25,000 people gathered on Parliament Hill to march through the streets of Ottawa demanding legal protection for the unborn.
- According to Life Canada, 6 in 10 respondents support legal protection for unborn children at some point before birth. Only 33% support the current situation of protection only after birth.
- According to a poll conducted in 2011 by Abacus Data, 91% of Ontarians did not know abortions were paid for using tax-dollars, and 6 out of ten Ontarians did not agree with tax-payer funded abortion.
The student internship program run by Campaign Life Coalition and The Interim Newspaper is provided to challenge and reward a select number of students with a unique opportunity to work full-time in the pro-life movement during the summer months. This internship is designed to form future leaders by providing them with an in-depth opportunity to become active in the largest and oldest pro-life and pro-family organization in Canada. Our interns have gone on to have many exciting and fulfilling careers, such as in religious ministry, education, politics, media, business, health care, etc. Many have continued to work for the pro-life movement, either as an employee of Campaign Life Coalition, or with another organization.
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.
Testimonies from Past Interns:
"I would especially recommend Campaign Life’s internship to anyone who is new to the pro-life community. You’ll make great friends, learn a lot about the history of the movement, and gain experience in its educational and political domains." ~Taylor, Summer ’13, ’14, ’15
"My internship with Campaign Life Coalition has been hands down the best time of my life. The work is so fulfilling and my coworkers feel like family. I have learned so much about how to be a better pro-life advocate and I have been inspired to push my boundaries in the process. I'd urge everyone to stand up for human rights for all human beings—and CLC's summer internship is a fantastic way to do that." ~Josie, Summer ’15, ’16, ’17
"My experience as a summer intern at Campaign Life Coalition was so fruitful. I was blessed to meet knowledgeable and dedicated pro-lifers, and to learn from their rich and varied experiences in different aspects of the pro-life movement: education, politics, journalism, youth engagement, and more. I would highly recommend the CLC internship experience to anyone seeking to advance the pro-life movement in Canada." ~Natasha, Summer ’13
"Before the beginning of the summer internship, I wasn’t too sure what to expect working for Campaign Life Coalition. I was excited to broaden my experience and involvement in the pro-life movement, and thus far, I can say that this internship has gone above and beyond to truly help us understand why the fight for life is such an urgent cause. Being a hands-on learner, I highly appreciated experiencing the weekly street activism we do, as well as all the tasks I am assigned weekly, knowing that it goes towards a greater purpose. Being involved in this movement and working for the CLC has guided me towards realizing my passion - sharing the pro-life message. As much as I’m trying to make a difference in the lives of those around me by conveying this message, I can honestly say that it’s the most vulnerable and defenseless people in our society - the unborn – who have made the biggest difference in my life, by making me realize that they need a voice too." ~Arianne, Summer ’17
"...so far the experience could not have been better. The speakers I’ve listened to, and the workshops I’ve taken part in has given me new insight, and extensive knowledge on the pro-life movement. The street activism I have been participating in with organizations such as Show the Truth, and Aid to Women have also been great experiences. I now hope to use the knowledge and experience I’ve gained to solve the issues in Canada, such as abortion, euthanasia, amongst others, through hard work, activism and prayer." ~Christopher, Summer ‘17
WHY WE NEED TO ACT
Canada is the only western democracy that has no restrictions on abortion. Abortion is fully funded by taxpayers, and is now being exported to developing countries. Some of Canada’s biggest political parties have disallowed pro-lifers from running as candidates altogether.
Euthanasia is legal, and it is likely that it will be extended to teenagers and the mentally ill in the near future. Even the conscience rights of doctors who do not want to kill their patients is up for debate. There are few, if any, countries that have embraced the culture of death to the extent that Canada has.
This is why we need to act. We who embrace life, we who believe that all human beings have an inherent, equal, and unconditional right to life, need to get our message out to our communities and to our politicians in order to make an impact on Canada’s political and social landscape. It is only through actively voicing and sharing our views that we can hope to educate our communities, change the hearts and minds of those around us, and build a culture of life in Canada. The impact that us pro-life youth can have on changing our country is immeasurable, if only we are committed enough to our cause.
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In Canada, we have a parliamentary system consisting of three branches: the executive branch, the legislative branch, and the judicial branch. The executive branch, which implements and enforces the law, is made up of the Monarch; her representative in Canada, the Governor General; the Prime Minister; and the Cabinet, which is comprised of a number of Ministers responsible for different portfolios, such as Foreign Affairs, Health, International Development, etc.
ADOPT YOUR MP TODAY. Let's face it. Without your vote, your MP or MPP is powerless. Voting once every four years however, just isn't going to cut it. By going directly to your MP or MPP, you can ensure your voice is heard year-round. And get this, you have an advantage that the majority of your riding does not have: your age. Find out how to influence them for the better.
SUPPORT PRO-LIFE CANDIDATES DURING NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS. In Canada, we are privileged to live in a democracy. We have the ability to elect our federal, provincial and municipal representatives that create laws in society's best interest. To stop the murder of thousands of preborn children a year, it's paramount that Canada recognizes the right to life of the preborn by law. We need to nominate and elect pro-life politicians who will vote pro-life and bring forward pro-life bills.
A very effective way to change hearts and minds is to present our pro-life stance through facts, logic and comparison. CLCY has a group of young, articulate and trained public speakers to travel across the country to connect with young people interested in educating themselves on the pro-life issue and getting more involved. We offer a variety of talks that introduce the pro-life issue to youth in classroom or youth group settings. We've witnessed hundreds of youth go from pro-abortion to pro-life because of these presentations.
Among the most popular is Pro-Life 101, a logical, scientific and ethical approach to abortion by examining when human life begins, what abortion is, who should have rights, and the effects of abortion on women and children.
Interested in going to the LARGEST pro-life event in Canada? Click here to find out more information on how you can join 25,000 young people on Parliament Hill to show the government that abortion is not a closed issue in our country, and we will never be silenced until ALL human beings are protected in law. If you are interested in joining the March for Life Youth Committee responsible for organizing the Candlelight Vigil, Youth Banquet, Youth Conference and more, please e-mail us at [email protected]!
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The United Nations has been at the forefront of abortion promotion and funding, and Canada is becoming one of the most aggressive countries at the UN to push this abortion agenda. In March of 2017, Trudeau announced a three year plan to spend 650 million Canadian tax dollars on reproductive rights (ie abortion and contraception) in third world countries. This is why it’s imperative that pro-lifers tackle the issue domestically AND globally. Canada is not only killing Canadian babies.
Since 1994, Campaign Life Coalition has sent a contingent of young people to the United Nations in New York or Geneva. Our youth report on NGO events and document negotiations, as well as lobby ambassadors and delegates to consider the pro-life view. On occasion, our youth will even have the opportunity to help run a U.N. event or side-event.
To read more from CLC Youth's U.N correspondent, Matthew Wojciechowski, on the United Nation's obsession with contraception, abortion and sex, check out his article on the 45th Commission on Population and Development in The Interim Newspaper, found here.
CLC Youth will be going back to the U. N. in March 2018. If you're interested in joining us, please e-mail [email protected] today!
Check out these blogs (1, 2, 3) on the 57th session of the Commission On The Status of Women in 2013. Also take a look at their video blog.
CLC Youth on National Television
To request an interview with CLC Youth, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call the office at 416-204-9749. CLC Youth does interviews regularly on all life issues. To see interviews CLC Youth has done on Global TV, CBC, CTV, CHCH, MTV and more, check out our YouTube channel here.
For a list of our most recent press releases, 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 protected]! We enjoy knowing what's on YOUR mind and your perspective 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!
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.
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