COVID-19 Announcement: All National March for Life ‘indoor’ events cancelled; decision on the Rally on Parliament Hill and the March for Life on May 14 is pending

As per the recommendation of government officials and public health experts, we are cancelling all indoor events associated with the National March for Life in Ottawa, scheduled for May 13-15, 2020.  

Events cancelled: 

  • Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Abortion, May 13
  • Rose Dinner, May 14
  • Youth Banquet, May 14
  • Youth Conference, May 15

In respect to the Rally on Parliament Hill and the March through downtown Ottawa, we will continue to monitor the situation, as are other organizers responsible for outdoor festivals/events in Ottawa. The health and safety of Canadians is our main priority as we listen to the recommendations of health officials.

In the meantime, together with our partners, we are developing an alternate, online program for May 14 that will provide a national platform for Canadians to speak out against the greatest human rights injustices facing our country. We remain committed to fighting against abortion-on-demand by supporting legislation like Bill C-233; blocking euthanasia-on-demand, which Bill C-7 would establish; and supporting pro-life candidates in the Conservative Party of Canada Leadership race.  

We will continue to keep all people affected by COVID-19 in our prayers. 

For life, 

Jeff Gunnarson,
National President
Campaign Life Coalition

*NOTE: We will be communicating privately with school and church groups, vendors, sponsors, and other stakeholders over the next few days.