Toronto Right to Life has delivered pro-life education to Toronto and the GTA since 1971. TRTL’s Education Team provides presentations and workshops designed to assist community leaders, pastors and teachers address the issues of abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide. Current education and presentation material approaches the life issues from the perspective of science and human rights, to change hearts and minds and save lives.
Description: An introduction to the abortion issue using science and human rights. Content includes biology, prenatal development, personhood, statistics and action points. This presentation’s goal is to educate as well as inspire listeners to move into pro-life action and become aware of life-affirming alternatives to abortion.
Age: Two versions are available:
1) Grade nine and older (one standard presentation used for all ages including adults).
2) Grade seven and eight (one standard presentation designed to present sensitive information in a manner suitable for children in senior elementary school grades).
Description: An introduction to the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Content includes definitions, prevention vs promotion, exploring solutions to difficult life circumstances, disability, outcomes of euthanasia and assisted suicide and pro-life alternatives, duty to care. This presentation’s goal is to educate as well as inspire listeners to move into pro-life action and become aware of life affirming alternatives to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Age: Grade nine and older (one standard presentation used for all ages including adults).
Pro-Life Dialogue Workshops Available:
Assisted Suicide Dialogue
Learn how to defend the pro-life position with courage and compassion, using science and human rights in order to change hearts and minds—and save lives. Reasons to attend a dialogue workshop:
-If you’re new to pro-life dialogue, get equipped to have fruitful conversations in your community.
-If you’re experienced, improve your dialogue skills and help newcomers learn.
-Get trained for TRTL’s Education Team or for pro-life street activism.
Please note: In addition to booking a dialogue workshop for your own group you also have the option to attend a dialogue workshop provided by TRTL open to the public. Click here for a list of upcoming workshops.
Book a speaker from Toronto Right to Life’s Education Team by contacting us and providing the following information:
Topic (Abortion or Assisted Suicide)
Format (Presentation or Workshop)
Age of audience
Size of audience
Name of contact person
Email and phone number of contact person
Here are what students and teachers have said about our presentations:
Teachers from across the Toronto Catholic and Public School Board
“The topic of abortion and related issues discussed are relevant and important for young adolescents to gain awareness. Having this presentation in all schools should be considered a high priority.” –teacher at Marshall McLuhan Secondary
“Thank you for engaging the students in an open and fair discussion on a topic of great interest.” – teacher at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute
“[Speaker’s] presentations were superb, and clarity was exceptional” – teacher at St. Therese of Liseux Secondary School
”Discussions are on-going on this topic for some time (weeks, sometimes) after presentations” – teacher at St. Therese of Liseux
“Very personable, approachable, on top of [their] game; good voice quality, good class control; flexible re. subject; versatile range of pro-life issues” – teacher at St. Joe’s Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School
Grade 10 and 12 Students from John Paul II Secondary School
“This presentation was very helpful because I thought having an abortion was ok if your young because having a child at a young age is wrong. But now I know killing the baby is even worse.”
“I learned that abortion is wrong and it’s not right to hurt innocent people. I also learned that unborn babies are human beings and we all have freedom.”
“I thought that the guest speaker was excellent and provided us with a new point of view. [They] made us aware of what is going on in our community …”