Life Chain

Annual Day of Public Witness for Children Killed by Abortion 

Life Chain is held simultaneously in ~300 locations across Canada each year.

Please mark your calendar—the next Life Chain will be on Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 2-3 pm in most locations. 

A small pro-life group called Please Let Me Live in Yuba City, California held the first Life Chain in 1987, and the United States has had a National Life Chain every year since. Over 30 years ago, in 1990, Campaign Life Coalition brought Life Chain into Canada from the U.S., igniting a powerful public witness in our country that has endured the test of years, saved lives, and changed hearts. 

To see how the 2022 Life Chain went, click here


Why is Life Chain Important? 

Read the latest Life Chain blog here


"It is very important to show our recognition of the sanctity of human life from the first moment of conception to natural death.  I fully support Lifechain, which seeks to do this." ~His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

The following individuals and organizations have endorsed the 2022 Life Chain. If your group is not listed, please contact us to communicate your endorsement.  

  • Reverend Richard Juritsch, President of Lutherans for Life - Canada 
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios Athanassoulas, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada
  • His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto 
  • Most Reverend Michael Mulhall, Archbishop of Kingston 
  • Most Reverend Daniel Miehm, D.D., Bishop of Peterborough
  • ​Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., D.D., Bishop of Hamilton
  • Most Reverend Gerard Bergie, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of St. Catharines
  • Marcel Lemmen, Knights of Columbus Ontario State Deputy 
  • Angelina Steenstra, National Coordinator of Silent No More Awareness Campaign Canada

How does it Work? 

Life Chain is an easy way to get involved in pro-life activism. Just find out where and when your local Life Chain will be held, and then show up for one hour to stand on the sidewalk with others who are not ashamed to publicly witness to their pro-life beliefs. Your local Life Chain organizer will provide you with a non-graphic Life Chain sign to hold, and you may pray silently for an end to abortion and for those affected by it. Please review and abide by the Life Chain Code of Conduct.

Where's a Life Chain near Me? 

There are almost 300 locations across Canada, and even more in the United States.

2023 Canadian Life Chain locations will be posted in August. 

For a list of the 2022 locations, click here.

Below is a map of the 2022 locations. If you click on the frame in the upper righthand corner of the map, you can "view larger map." The larger map has a feature (the magnifying glass) where you can type in your address. Use the + and - buttons at the bottom of the screen to zoom in or out, and locate the Life Chain nearest to your home. 

If you don't see a location near you, inquire with your local pro-life group or Life Chain Canada. To obtain contact information for the local organizers of each Life Chain, please phone us at 1-800-730-5358, or email [email protected]

We would also be happy to help you start up a Life Chain in your community if you're interested in doing so!

How can I Promote Life Chain? 

There are many ways you can promote Life Chain and spread awareness about it in your community. Put a poster in your church, invite your pastor to attend, and ask him/her to put an announcement in the bulletin and/or pitch it at the pulpit. Encourage friends and family members to also attend, and help them find their nearest Life Chain location if it’s not the same as yours. Share this event on social media! Finally, contact your local media to see if they’ll cover Life Chain or write a letter to the editor about this event.

To download the...

2022 Save the Date poster with standard date + time, click here. For Knights of Columbus, click here

2022 Life Chain poster in English with standard date + time, click here. For French, click here

2022 Life Chain poster in English without date/time, click here. For French, click here

2022 Life Chain church package, click here

Life Chain leaflet, click here.

For further advice, contact Life Chain Canada.

How else can I Help? 

The Life Chain Canada Committee is recruiting new zone captains and church contacts for Toronto-area Life Chains.

Zone captains are responsible for distributing and collecting signs, ensuring participants follow the Life Chain Code of Conduct and remain safe and peaceful, and answering any inquiries from media, nearby business owners, police, etc. They collaborate with Campaign Life Coalition headquarters to relay attendance info and pass on any donations collected. Please contact Life Chain Canada if you are interested in this role.

Church contacts are responsible for passing on posters and church announcements to their church administration and/or pastor to ensure that Life Chain is advertised in thier church. Please contact Life Chain Canada if you are interested in this role.

How can I Stay Informed? 

If you want to receive email updates about Life Chain and other pro-life, pro-family initiatives, click here and subscribe. You’ll get all sorts of important info that will help you stand up for the sanctity of human life.

In addition, follow Campaign Life Coalition on social media (links below) for all the latest updates on Life Chain.