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About Grassroots Activism

ARPA Canada is a grassroots organization. Our job is not to do the work so you don’t have to. Rather our job is to produce material, and ideas and action items so that you, average Canadians get excited about standing up for the truth, and for the vulnerable in our society.

What Can I Do?

  1. Build a relationship with your representatives. Start by sending your MP a thank you note for their service. Then try getting a meeting or coffee. Keep the conversation going by email or phone call. Make it a goal to meet with your MP and MLA or MPP once a year.
  2. Be a leader for political action in your community. As much as possible, try to get your friends and church community in on this. Whether you have a local ARPA in your area or not, we need people who have the heart to call others to action.
  3. Spread the Calls to Action. ARPA Canada sends regular updates and calls to action through our email list, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram feeds. Engage and share!

Most importantly, be encouraged. God is giving us opportunities to shine.

Current Action Items:

Protecting services - question Bill C-51
Protecting services - question Bill C-51
M-47 report needs to be reassessed
M-47 report needs to be reassessed
Defend parental rights - speak up on Bill S-206
Defend parental rights - speak up on Bill S-206
Support C-277 Palliative Care Bill
Support C-277 Palliative Care Bill

Protecting services – question Bill C-51

This bill, if passed, would delete Section 176 from the Criminal Code which restricts obstructing a “clergyman or minister” from “celebrating divine service or performing any other function in connection with his calling” or disturbing “an assemblage of persons met for religious worship.”

As Canada welcomes more people of diverse faiths and conversations around controversial cultural issues increases tension, it is likely that we will have greater need for section 176, not less, in the coming decades.

Action Items:

  1. Send an EasyMail letter here:
  2. Read more:

Motion 47 report needs to be reassessed

Parliament’s Health Committee has tabled its report on the public health effects of graphic online pornography. The Committee spent several months this spring hearing testimonies on the issue, after the House unanimously passed a motion introduced by MP Arnold Viersen calling for such a study. However, the report is a huge disappointment, as it got sidetracked on the issue of gender identity and sexual expression.

The only recommendation the committee made was to pass the job off to the provinces with more sexual education curriculum. The report entirely ignores the contribution of violent pornography to violence against women and the impact of constant exposure to such pornography on the psyche of the user, whether adult or child.

Action Items:

  1. Send an EasyMail letter here:
  2. Check out our video campaign here.
  3. Read ARPA’s Policy Report on Pornography.

Defend Parental Rights – Speak Up on Bill S-206

Bill S-206, “An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence)”, will, if passed, remove a provision of the Criminal Code (section 43) that permits parents to use limited, minor physical force for disciplinary purposes.

Action Items:

  1. Send an EasyMail letter here:
  2. Read ARPA’s Policy Report on Corporal Discipline.
  3. Check out our video campaign here.

Support C-277 Palliative Care Bill

This bill seeks to create accessible, quality palliative care for all Canadians. Quality, compassionate care will provide vulnerable Canadians with dignity and care at end of life. In light of the assisted suicide law, terminally-ill Canadians ought to also have the choice to live as well as they can, for as long as they can.

Action Items:

  1. Send the Easymail in Support:
    1. Promote Palliative Care Bill 277
    2. C-277 Why Palliative Care?
  2. Read ARPA’s Policy Report on Assisted Suicide and its impact on society.
  3. Check out our Palliative Care Video Series, “Ending Suffering: The Palliative Alternative.”