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 4, 2020 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. Campaign Life Coalition brought Life Chain into Canada from the U.S. in 1990, igniting a powerful public witness in our country that has endured the test of years, saved lives and changed hearts. 


Why is Life Chain Important?

Read the latest Life Chain blog here


The following individuals and organizations have endorsed the 2019 Life Chain. Please contact us to add your pro-life or religious organization’s endorsement to our list.

  • His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
  • Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa
  • 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
  • Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse, Bishop of Sault Ste. Marie 
  • His Eminence Archbishop Sotirios Athanassoulas, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada
  • Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
  • Muslims for Life
  • Niagara Region Right to Life
  • Life Canada
  • Silent No More Awareness Campaign Canada

Featured Quotations

“May this be a peaceful and prayerful witness to the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the human person.” ~His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

"Always in a spirit of charity and respect, you have shown exceptional counter-cultural tenacity in upholding the most basic human right." ~Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J.

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 be a public witness. 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. 

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 2019 Life Chain locations, click here.

Alternatively, visit for a list of both the Canadian and American locations.

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

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 2019 Life Chain poster with date, click here.

To download the 2019 Life Chain poster without date, click here.

To download Life Chain info cards, click here.

For other promotional materials, like sample church announcements and smaller posters, contact Life Chain Canada.

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.