Calgary Community Leadership Crash Course

Are you a leader in your local pro-life organization? Do you want to learn strategies on how to recruit volunteers, energize current members, and take your group’s impact to the next level? Do you want to gain invaluable experience changing minds and saving lives through proven pro-life outreach projects? Do you want to network with other community leaders to learn from each other’s experiences? If you have answered, “YES!” to any or all of these questions, then CCBR’s Third Annual Community Leadership Crash Course is for you!

At CCBR, we know how important it is that the Pro-life Movement reach as many Canadians as possible with the pro-life message. Having active pro-life groups in communities is vital to ending the killing of pre-born boys and girls in Canada. These children need your group to excel, and our Community Leadership Crash Course aims to support you in your steps forward. Our three-day course will prepare you with the fundamentals to lead outreach in your community by covering topics including but not limited to:

  • Pro-life apologetics 101: Fundamental conversation skills

  • How to recruit, retain, and develop volunteers into confident leaders

  • How to professionally communicate your message to financial supporters and volunteers, as well as members of the media

  • Understanding your legal rights and how to navigate encounters with law enforcement officers

  • Public speaking strategies for presentations

  • Tools for compassionately engaging with those currently contemplating abortion as well as those who have already chosen abortion

The Community Leadership Crash Course will also provide real activism experience on the front lines of the pro-life movement, along with guidance in how to implement these projects in your home communities. You will join CCBR staff, interns, and volunteers on the streets of Calgary and expose the truth of abortion both in “Choice” Chain and in door-knocking.

At this Crash Course, you will have the opportunity to learn from several CCBR staff members who are leaders in their respective areas of focus, as well as hear from leaders of other pro-life organizations!

Here’s what two attendees from 2018’s Crash Course said about how the Crash Course impacted them:

I really enjoyed the experience and learned a lot! I would also recommend it to others and would love to come back again next year!”

You guys did an amazing job putting together a comprehensive package. You were not too narrowly focused either! It was extremely helpful! I’m going to try to send our staff from the office next year.”

If you want to EndtheKilling in your community, consider attending CCBR's Community Leadership Crash Course this summer!

Who: Anyone who wants to learn how to bring effective activism against abortion to their own community.

*For those who attended last year, while there will be new content presented, many of the presentations will cover similar content with new insights and examples.

When & Where: Calgary, AB -  -  -  -  May 23rd -25th, 2019

(See also the Toronto Pro-Life Crash Course for activists July 11-13, 2019)

Cost: Early Bird Registration (before April 26th, 2019): $150

Regular: $200

Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and dinners. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The book, “Seeing is Believing- Why Our Culture Must Face the Victims of Abortion,” by CCBR’s Communications Director, Jonathon Van Maren is included with registration.

To Apply: Submit an application online (Deadline May 17th, 11:59 pm)

* For further questions please contact Brittany Van de Bruinhorst.