Sanctity of Human Life


“Mandated by the gospel of Jesus Christ, our mission is to affirm, inspire and enable the people of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy to work towards a just and loving world by providing education, support, and guidance in addressing social justice issues both locally and globally.”

Our Social Mission
Care For Creation
Indigenous Relations
Social Development and Justice

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Every month, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition publishes a newsletter with up-to-date information regarding euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada and throughout the world…

The situation of this pandemic invites us all to re-discover the inherent dignity of every human life and to re-awaken a sense of gratitude, affection and responsibility towards all people, particularly the most vulnerable in our society.

Download the PDF Reflection and Discussion Sheet HERE

The Catholic Bishops of Canada remain steadfastly opposed to Bill C-7, which further expands euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada, which the government and courts have euphemistically called “medical assistance in dying” (“MAID”). Below are statements from various groups on the topic of Bill C-7. 

Prolife Pregnancy and Parenting support

The Back Porch is a pregnancy resource center that offers confidential and nonjudgmental support and information to women and men considering all of their pregnancy options.

If you are considering abortion as one of your options, the information they provide will help you understand all you need to know to make your choice. Phone them at: 780-421-9941 or toll-free 1-844-421-9941, Monday – Friday  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

They would be very happy to come to your parish to speak about the work that they do, and you can check out how you as a parish or individually can help them in their critical work.

The Gianna Centre — formerly the Edmonton Pregnancy Crisis Centre — provides information, support, and advocacy to those who are facing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy.

They offer free services and support that includes:

 – Pregnancy tests

 – Information about parenting, adoption, and abortion

Referrals to:

  • Pro-life doctors
  • Financial support
  • Housing options
  • Mercy Counselling (i.e. post-abortive)
  • Basically Babies

 – Maternity clothes

 – Baby care items (formula, clothing, diapers, toys, blankets, furniture on occasion, etc.)

 – Classes for expecting moms and new moms

 – A holistic approach to sex education for youth based on the TeenSTAR* curriculum to parishes, youth groups and/or schools.

 – Partnerships with groups with similar vision and mission across Alberta to promote the value of human life from the moment of conception.

Their office is open, Monday – Friday and alternating Saturdays (1/2days).

Call 780-482-5111 or e-mail:

If you are interested in volunteering in this ministry (after the Covid19 restrictions are removed) contact Volunteer Services at 780-432-1137 or