Please take a few
moments to send a letter to a government agency
that has funded an anti-choice CPC, and
ask them to stop! Then bookmark this page and check back
each week for a new letter to send to another agency.
ARCC's "Letter of the
Week" campaign is sending targeted letters to specific
government officials to make them aware that CPCs have
been obtaining grants from their agency, and to explain
why CPCs should not be getting any funding at all.
#7 - Letter of
the Week, April 16 - To
six Alberta Ministers, to stop all funding to
anti-choice groups by several Alberta ministries and
Letter of the Week, April 9 - Canada
Summer Jobs Program, for funding Centre for
Bio-ethical Reform and three other political anti-choice
groups. (Update, April 13: We won!
The Liberal government has announced they will stop this
funding, from any riding. Thank you for your letters!)
#5 - Letter of the Week, March 26 - City of Oshawa (Pregnancy Help Centre of Durham). (Update, April 5: Thanks for your letters - no need to send this one out anymore. This issue will be resolved if/when the CPC's charity status is removed, as the municipality provides rebates to all charities without distinction.)
- Letter of the Week, March 19
County (Haldimand Pregnancy Care Centre).
|Background – One of the recommendations of ARCC's study last May, which examined the websites of "crisis" pregnancy centres" (CPCs) in Canada, was to take steps to end the funding of CPCs by government agencies. After extensive research into government funding of CPCs, we published our results in a January 11, 2017 press release: "Anti-Abortion Agencies Get Millions in Government Funding". Out of the 112 CPCs with charitable tax status, 58 received about $3.5 million in government funding from 2011 to 2015. Here is a list of the government grants received by CPCs. We have since uncovered more government funding of CPCs, including for 2016, and also funding of other anti-choice groups besides CPCs.|