20 Mar 2019 Join us at Parliamentary Pro-Life Week!

We are so excited to announce a national open invite for you to attend Parliamentary Pro-Life Week! This annual event, organized by a group of pro-life MPs, will be held on Parliament Hill in Ottawa from April 8-11, 2019. Normally these MPs invite lobby groups to join them for a few days of meetings. This year they are expanding this event by encouraging us to invite our supporters to come along with us to Ottawa! As many of you know, we’ve been advancing an ambitious plan to introduce abortion legislation in...

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10 Jan 2019 Job posting: Ottawa Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

The Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada is a non-profit organization devoted to educating, equipping, and encouraging Reformed Christians to political action in Canada and shining the light of God’s Word to our civil governments. Due to our Office Manager and Administrative Assistant moving to take up another position, ARPA Canada requires a full-time employee to assist us in our Ottawa office. Download [143.96 KB] ARPA Canada reserves the right to only follow-up with, interview, and hire candidates that it deems suitable for the position...

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19 Nov 2018 Your Guide to the Ontario Education Consultations

The Government of Ontario has opened consultations about education in the province. In response to the questions and comments we've received, we decided to put together the following guide to help you engage with this consultation. This is your opportunity to provide input which will help the government create age-appropriate sexual education curriculum and recognize parental rights. Consultations end on December 15, 2018, so we urge you to participate as soon as possible. The consultations include 7 primary topics including: improving student performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, preparing students...

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12 Jan 2018 Western Canada Triumphs over the East in ARPA Canada’s Letter to the Editor Contest

5 Winning Letters Announced! Perhaps it’s the inspirational mountain peaks or the great big skies of the prairies, or maybe it’s the freedom-loving hearts of those living in Canada’s western provinces. Whatever may explain it, the West trounced the East in ARPA Canada’s 2017 Letter to the Editor Contest, with close to five times more letters published and submitted! Congratulations BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Once again you are leading this country by example! Contestants published and submitted 47 quality letters to the editor which were read by tens of thousands of Canadians....

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31 Jan 2017 Ontario Government Forced to Answer to Court for Censoring Abortion Stats

On Wednesday, February 1st, the Ontario government will be forced to answer for their censorship of abortion statistics in court. ARPA Canada, together with pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney, will argue that the censorship of abortion statistics is an infringement of freedom of expression, including freedom of the press, and that the censorship is unreasonable and unjustified. ARPA Canada is devoted to promoting grassroots political action. We strive to give citizens, particularly Christian citizens, the tools they need to become politically engaged so they can be a voice for truth, justice, freedom, and...

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20 May 2016 51st Annual National Prayer Breakfast

ARPA Canada’s Ottawa staff were pleased and honoured to attend the  51st National Prayer Breakfast. This annual event brings together politicians, political activists, religious leaders, and observers to worship Christ in solidarity and to acknowledge His sovereign control over Canada. The event is led by several MPs and Senators that meet on a weekly basis for a Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Group. Such meetings are meant to enrich and comfort these Christian political leaders through the many difficulties and discouragements which come along with their office. This year, the breakfast was well attended by some of Canada’s most important political figures including Prime Minister Trudeau, Leader of the Opposition Rona Ambrose, and Daniel Blaikie, an NDP Member of Parliament. These three were invited to read passages from the Bible. Prime Minister Trudeau read from Romans 12 which in verse three says, “I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.” (Ms. Ambrose read from 1 Corinthians 13 and Mr. Blaikie read from Isaiah.)
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07 May 2016 Os Guinness: Forum on Religious Freedom

The 5th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom was hosted by David Anderson, MP for the riding of Cypress Hills-Grasslands in Saskatchewan. The forum seeks to educate attendees on the importance of protecting religious freedom in Canada and abroad. Every year, Mr. Anderson brings in several speakers who have long advocated for religious freedom in the world. This year, the keynote speaker was Dr. Os Guinness, an International Adjunct Speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Dr. Os Guinness speaking to the crowd on religious freedom in Canada and abroad. Dr. Guinness began with highlighting the reality that in today’s increasingly globalized world, “everyone is everywhere.” This is not simply because the world is becoming vastly multicultural, but also because in the current “internet age,” the public square, in which opinions and ideas disseminate between individuals, now exists through online forums and blogs, allowing for “barbarous debate,” protected by anonymity. This leads into what Dr. Guinness believes is the underlying issue for protecting religious freedom. How do we approach a society which has so many different views and contrasting conceptualizations of what religious freedom is?
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23 Feb 2016 Billboard design winners

Thank you to the many of you who submitted a billboard design in our recent contest - we received 42 designs in 2 categories - wow! We are grateful to our sponsors, Compass Creative and Reformed Perspective Magazine for all they did to make this contest a success. Many of the submissions this year came from students and we would like to thank the teachers and parents that encouraged the students to make submissions, and for being willing to engage youth on these very important issues. Next we would like...

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14 Dec 2015 BC Court rules in favour of Christian law school

For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) CanadaDecember 10, 2015BC SUPREME COURT DECISION SHOULD LEAD TO SWIFT REAPPROVAL OF CHRISTIAN LAW SCHOOL BY MINISTER OF EDUCATION Ottawa - The chief justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Trinity Western University (TWU) this morning. The 43-page judgment in TWU’s lawsuit against the Law Society of British Columbia chides the Law Society for breaching their duty of procedural fairness and fettering their decision-making responsibility to the membership of the law society. Quoting a 1985 Supreme Court of Canada decision, Chief Justice Hinkson wrote, “there is, as a general common law principle, a duty of procedural fairness lying on every public authority making an administrative decision… which affects the rights, privileges, or interests of an individual”. The chief justice also rejected some of the findings of the Ontario Divisional Court in the TWU matter in that province, concluding that he was “not persuaded that the circumstances or the jurisprudence respecting human rights have so fundamentally shifted the parameters of the debate as to render the decision in TWU v. BCCT [2001] other than dispositive of many of the issues in this case.” 
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