Alpha-Omega symbols symbolizing respect for human life from the beginning to the end



The Calgary Pro-Life Association is a charitable organization committed to providing educational programs which raise awareness of the beauty, purpose and dignity of human life regardless of age, physical, mental or spiritual differences.  Our message promotes Christian values, is non-denominational and presented to all people of good will.





The Calgary Pro-Life Association has the vision to build a peaceful community whereby all human life is held sacred and is respected from the moment of conception (natural beginning) until death (natural end).





Since it's inception in 1972, Calgary Pro Life has become a positive influence in the field of pro life education, having designed programs incorporating all aspects of respect for life.


We offer these educational programs free of charge to schools and groups  upon request. Since we do not receive funding from any government source, we have a yearly fundraiser “Hike for Life” always held on the Saturday before Mother's Day. We also have yearly memberships and accept donations.

Photograph by Doreen Dotto ©2006, Doreen Dotto Fine Portrait Photography, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. www.doreendotto.com


To the world you may be one person
but to one person you are the world.

- Unknown


Photograph by Doreen Dotto ©2006, Doreen Dotto Fine Portrait Photography, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.www.doreendotto.com

"Respect for Life" : Fetal Development Program

Since 1980, Calgary Pro Life has become a positive & dynamic force in the schools by providing free presentations to students from grades 6 through 12.

Our Fetal Development Presentation complements the human sexuality curriculum as well as BIO30 for the senior levels. Ideally this presentation is 60 minutes in length but can be adapted to fit any time frame. Using visual aids such as life sized fetal models, power point presentation & video, we can amaze the students and at the same time create awareness of the dignity and value of human life. Our ultimate goal is for the student to gain respect for self that will expand to others and finally instil respect for all life from conception to natural death!

The information presented is based on actual scientific data.

This presentation is also available to youth, women and men's groups. 

To book a free presentation, please call our office at 403-243-0691 or email fetaldevelopment@calgaryprolife.com


“Respect for You”

The “Respect For You” program is designed to create an opportunity for consideration of self-respect as well as respect for others. Our goal is to challenge people to realize their own unique value and the respect they deserve. These sessions include a power point presentation and interactive activities that will be meaningful and memorable to students. Sessions typically last 60 minutes, but can be adapted to fit any classroom time.


"You Matter" is a free presentation for students from grade 5 to 12 as well as for youth and adult groups. 


Download our Educational Program Brochure.


To book a free presentation, please call our office at 403-243-0691 or email respectyou@calgaryprolife.com.




Please call 403-243-0691 to speak with our educational resource person about the presentation options available free of charge to youth groups.


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched...but are felt in the heart!

- Helen Keller


Did you know that at....  

  • 18 days the baby's heart starts beating & Mom is just suspecting that she may be pregnant
  • 6 weeks the baby's brain starts to work
  • 9 weeks the baby can now feel pain
  • 10 weeks the baby's toes are present, the unique footprint for life is present
  • 16 weeks the baby will start to suck it's thumb, it's fingers, maybe even it's toes
  • 20 weeks the baby has a possibility of survival if born now

Watch the baby grow! Ultrasounds week by week by YDBbook


Need help? Please look on our resource page

Images of Fetal Development

The following images were presented to Fr. Frank Pavone, at the time he was working at the Vatican, by a team of experts from Poland. The experts presented them also to Pope John Paul II.

Click on the thumbnails for an enlarged view.


Baby at Seven Weeks:


Baby at Eight Weeks:


Baby at Eleven Weeks:


Baby at Twelve Weeks:


Baby at Three and a Half Months:


Baby at Four Months:


Baby at Five Months:


Baby at Six Months:


Our Family is a Circle of Love and Strength. With every birth the Circle grows. Every joy shared adds more Love and every crisis faced together makes the Circle Stronger.

- Unknown



Where to find help:


Kara Centres
Calgary Catholic Schools
Website: Kara Program


Louise Dean School 
Calgary Board of Education
Website: Louise Dean School


Elizabeth House
(Home for Pregnant & Parenting Teens) 
Phone: 403-228-9724
Website: Elizabeth House


Project Rachel
Confidential Phone Line:403-218-5506 (Calgary)
Toll Free: 1-877-597-3223
Website: www.rachelsvineyard.org







External Links Disclaimer

www.calgaryprolife.com contains links to external sites and references to organizations unaffiliated with Calgary Pro Life. These have been linked/referred to because the resources they provide appeared useful to our webmaster. However, we do not endorse all linked sites or organizations referred to on this site. 

Calgary Pro Life does not assume and is not responsible for any liability whatsoever for the linking of any of these linked web sites, the operation or content (including the right to display such information) of any of the linked web sites, nor for any of the information, interpretation, comments or opinions expressed in any of the linked web sites.


How can there be too many children?
That is like saying there are too many flowers.

- Blessed Mother Teresa

Events & News

36th HIKE FOR LIFE : May 7, 2016



Mark your calendars for our upcoming hike.

For more information or a pledge form to participate, please call or email our office. Come join us for a morning filled with fun while you support pro-life education!


Download the Brochure (PDF) for more information.

Download a Pledge Sheet (PDF) to start collecting pledges.






Hike For Life Photos



To view some photos from the 2010 hike, click on the following link
A heartfelt thank you to Mark for providing these to us! 


Mother's Day Roses:

Mother's Day Rose

Please buy a rose available at participating churches during Mother's day weekend


What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

- Unknown


Please print the form, complete it and send it to:
Calgary Pro Life Association
206, 4014 Macleod Trail S.
Calgary, AB T2G 2R7

Or call us at 403-243-0691 to have a form sent to you.


Download Form:

That every national and trans-national institute may strive to guarantee respect for human life from conception to natural death.

- Pope Benedict XVI, General Prayer Intention for June 2010

Contact Us

Calgary Pro Life Association
206, 4014 Macleod Trail S.
Calgary, AB T2G 2R7


Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CalgaryProLife
Telephone: 403-243-0691 ( voice mail available)
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am- 4:30 pm



Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born

- George Bernard Shaw