Life Chain

Annual Day of Public Witness for Children Killed by Abortion

Life Chain is held simultaneously in more than 200 locations across Canada each year. Please mark your calendar—the next Life Chain will be on Sunday, October 3, 2021 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. 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 2020 Life Chain went, click here


Why is Life Chain Important?

Read the latest Life Chain blog here


The following individuals and organizations have endorsed the 2020 Life Chain. Please contact us to add your pro-life or religious organization’s endorsement to our 2021 list.

  • Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall 
  • Most Reverend Michael Mulhall, Archbishop of Kingston 
  • 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
  • Most Reverend Daniel Miehm, D.D., Bishop of Peterborough 
  • Most Reverend Ronald P. Fabbro, C.S.B., Bishop of London
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios Athanassoulas, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada
  • Bruce Clemenger, President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
  • Muslims for Life
  • Life Canada
  • 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. 

What about COVID-19?

All Life Chain organizers were asked to abide by local COVID-19 safety protocols and review Life Chain Canada's COVID-19 Guidelines

Participants were asked to review and abide by the updated Life Chain Code of Conduct.

Where's a Life Chain Near Me?

There are over 200 locations across Canada, and even more in the United States.

For a list of the 2020 Canadian Life Chain locations, click here. Below is a map of the 2020 locations. 

The details of the 2021 locations will be posted in the late summer of 2021. 

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 in 2021 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 2020 Life Chain poster with date, click here.

To download the 2020 Life Chain poster without date, click here.

To download the 2020 Life Chain church package, click here

To download Life Chain info cards, click here.

For further advice, contact Life Chain Canada.

How Else Can I Help?

The 2020 Life Chain Canada Committee is recruiting new zone captains 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.

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.