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The Meaning of Mercy - Featuring Blaise Alleyne

ALIES recently presented our very first online educational event! Blaise Alleyne, our keynote speaker,  lead us through the content of his book "A Guide to Discussing Assisted Suicide," co-authored by Jonathon van Maren. In his powerful presentation, Blaise makes a case for life. He offers practical steps for discussing assisted suicide and favouring suicide prevention over suicide assistance.

Watch the entire event here! 

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MEET THE EXCEPTION — featuring Rebecca Kiessling 

Thank you to everyone who made it out for our educational event and fundraiser on October 24th, 2019! This event was a fabulous dessert evening featuring Rebecca Kiesslinga wife, mother, attorney and international pro-life speaker who was conceived during sexual assault. We hope the evening encouraged thoughtful discussion on the topic of abortion in the "hard cases."  

If you attended the event, please give us your feedback so we can make the next one even better!

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CALLED TO LIFE! with Abby Johnson

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us on Friday September 21st for our annual educational event. Over 520 people attended this sold out event. Our guest speaker was Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood Director, turned prolife advocate and best-selling author. She shared an engaging and inspiring presentation and we are thankful that so many people walked away feeling encouraged, educated and convicted to become more involved in creating a culture of life. 

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The Year of Prayer

On your own, as a family, or with your church community, we ask you to consider committing to intentional prayer for The Back Porch. Sign up for a specific week in 2019 and
view the themes and verses that will guide our prayer each month. Pray at home, at church, or here at The Back Porch. Help us lift up The Back Porch clients, staff and volunteers to the Lord every day of the
year. Join us on social media for updates!


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There is nothing more powerful than prayer!  Allow us to increase prayer at the exact moment when our clients, staff and volunteers need it the most. 

Text BACKPORCH to 555-888 to join. You'll receive text messages requesting your immediate prayer. Contact us at 780-421-9941 or coordinator@alies.ca if you need help to sign up.

Educational Presentations

Contact us for more information about having an educational presentation at your church, school or pro-life group. Learn how to respond to abortion and euthanasia with truth and love, and get equipped to share the pro-life message of hope.

Ride for Refuge 2018
Save the Date! We had such a great experience with the 2017 Ride and we can't wait to do it again on September 29th, 2018. We hope you'll join us in this non-competitive bicycling and walking fundraiser with locations across Canada.
More details will be available in June 2018, but ALIES & The Back Porch will need team captains, riders and walkers!
Call Mikaela at 780-421-9941 for more info.
Unplanned Conversations: Speaking Life to a Culture of Death

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday October 26th at Victory Church on the Rock for our free annual educational event. It was a great evening for all of us to connect, and to learn practical ways to effectively communicate our prolife beliefs. Guest speaker Jojo Ruba equipped us to share the message of truth and to be a voice for the voiceless.

Stay tuned for information on our upcoming events! 

Coffee Parties


Do you like coffee, treats and socializing?  Do you believe in the pro-life cause?  Invite your friends to come over to your house for coffee, treats and a presentation given by The Back Porch.  This coffee party lasts about 1-2 hours, and the presenter shares the message and ministry of the Back Porch with your friends.  It's a great way to socialize and to help The Back Porch share about the important work we do!

For more information or to host a party contact our office at 780-421-9941 or coordinator@alies.ca

Love Unleashes Life
with Stephanie Gray

Thank you to all who attended our annual educational event on Friday October 14th, 2016! 'Love Unleashes Life' with Stephanie Gray was a huge success. We were able to reach out to a new audience that enjoyed hearing her presentation. There were over 140 people in attendance! We are so grateful that Stephanie Gray was willing to speak at our event, and we hope to maintain a relationship with her in the future.

If you were unable to attend our event, then you can watch Stephanie Gray's presentation here.

The Back Porch's
10th Anniversary Celebration
September 18th, 2016

The Back Porch celebrated its 10th Anniversary! We've been serving abortion-minded women men and for the past decade, 2006-2016. We're grateful for the dedication of everyone who has been involved with this life-changing ministry: founders, board members, staff, volunteers, supporters, and prayer warriors. We had a wonderful celebration reminiscing the amazing work that God has done through The Back Porch.