Symposium is a place where pro-life leaders are made. At NCLN's annual conference for students, young people from across the country have the unique opportunity to network with pro-life peers and professionals at a grassroots level while learning concrete conversational tools and expert leadership training. Build the momentum this summer at Symposium 2019.



Dr. Anthony Levatino

Former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino shares his unique perspective about why a physician who has been trained to give life would take it away. The story of his conversion to pro-life has educated and motivated audiences worldwide. From selfish motives to true understanding, Dr. Levatino discusses what it was like to perform abortions and the toll it took on his family until a personal tragedy occurred.

Prior to his involvement in the pro-life movement, Dr. Levatino performed both first and second trimester abortions as part of his OB-GYN practice in upstate New York. "I was morally neutral and believed that I had an obligation to offer complete care to my patients," states Dr. Levatino.

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Alissa Golob

Alissa is the Co-Founder of Canada’s newest political pro-life organization, RightNow. Formerly the Youth Coordinator for Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), she has worked full time in the pro-life movement for over eight years.

In January of 2016, she left her job at CLC to co-found RightNow, a new, political pro-life organization that is solely dedicated to nominating and electing pro-life candidates and educating people on the political process for the pro-life cause. In their first year of existence, they won multiple nominations and elections in some of the biggest political upsets to hit Canada in decades.

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Scott Hayward

Scott Hayward is a Chartered Accountant from Brandon, Manitoba and President and Co-founder of RightNow, a political pro-life organization focused solely on nominating and electing pro-life politicians, federally and provincially, across Canada. Scott earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Brandon University in June 2012 and earned his Chartered Accountancy designation in June 2015. In September 2015, Scott left public practice and began to work full-time in the political pro-life movement. In January 2016, he co-founded RightNow with Alissa Golob.

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"Attending NCLN’s Symposium, I got to learn and socialize with some of the biggest stars of the Pro-Life movement. Through the conference, I was equipped with the tools to get more involved politically and by seeing the involvement of other students on their respective campuses, it inspired me to get involved with my own Pro-Life Club. I heartily recommend that you attend this year’s Symposium and become equipped with the tools you need to change the culture.”



The Mixer

After listening to all the top-notch pro-life and leadership talks students will be itching to talk to people about it. That's what the mixer is for. It's a relaxed night to socialize with the wider pro-life community and build connections with the next leaders of the pro-life student movement in Canada. For students, it's a great opportunity to recharge their batteries and have a little fun!

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What is NCLN’s National Symposium?

At least 70 students, aged 15 - 30, from Whitehorse to Halifax, who are the leaders of up to 20 campus clubs throughout the country, will be attending Symposium: Momentum.

For many students, Symposium is their crucial first step into the pro-life student movement, and for others, it is a challenge to take their leadership to the next level. Students return to campus and their communities equipped with the most effective activism tools, new dialogue techniques, and confidence to make a life-saving difference.

To become powerful, the pro-life movement needs more individuals and multi-faceted leadership training in order to make a meaningful and measured impact to end abortion. As an organization, we are dedicated to being the vanguard of the most cutting-edge methodologies and information to equip ourselves, our students and our partners with the tools to accomplish the mission of ending abortion in Canada.

This is what makes Symposium unique among other national pro-life conferences in Canada: participants are not just inspired to act against abortion, they are taught and mentored in various fields to fulfill one specific goal: to end abortion in Canada.

2019: The Year to Attend NCLN's Symposium

We are very excited about what Symposium 2019: Momentum will have in store. From a roster of experienced speakers to the culmination of our national internship and the presence of pro-life powerhouse, Dr. Anthony Levatino, 2019 is the year to join us in creating an abortion-free generation.

This year, we are continuing to expand the use of the conference with our political internship, The Canada Summer Jobs Program (for pro-lifers) which will culminate at Symposium. Students from the program who have spent their summers working for pro-life MP candidates will join us at Symposium this year, offering testimonies about the value of doing political pro-life work and how it can translate to a variety of environments, such as campus, pregnancy centers and media broadcasting. We believe our student leaders can be incredibly impactful in creating change and we want them to have the opportunity to be put to work.

This election year it is imperative to have young people educated and inspired to volunteer in their local communities, get connected to their local pregnancy centers and help young women make choices that embrace life.

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