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2017 Executive Openings: Ryerson Team of TAA

New Executive Roles at Ryerson University

Our team at Ryerson is expanding to include three new executive roles (Assistant Team Leader, Outreach Coordinator, and Communications Coordinator). We’re looking for committed students and community members to help out in different areas of activism and team building. Are you passionate about human rights, and interested in getting involved with the pro-life community?  Your courage, compassion, and conviction could make a huge difference on the Ryerson Campus this year as we continue to defend pre-born children.
If you would like to find out more about the Ryerson Team of Toronto Against Abortion, please contact Talia (ryerson@torontoagainstabortion.org)

Openings: January 2017

Assistant Team Leader
  • Organize weekly activism, and connect with Speakers and Pro-life organizations as needed.
  • Implement strategies to most effectively make abortion unthinkable within the Ryerson community.
  • Coordinate with other Executive Team Members, and foster team development.
    Outreach Coordinator
  • Connect and form relationships with other pro-life clubs on campus
  • Help plan and coordinate larger outreach events, such as debates and special speakers
  • Use social media and our blog to reach more people with the truth about abortion.
Communications Coordinator
  • Help plan and facilitate weekly meetings.
  • Reach out to new team members and sign-ups
  • Communicate with team members about team activities, such as weekly meetings and activism.
  • Record Minutes during Executive and General Meetings.
If you’d like to find out more information about, or apply for, any of these roles, email ryerson@torontoagainstabortion.org

Take A Stand–A Volunteer’s Story

On December Thursday 8th, 15 courageous volunteers for the Ryerson Team of Toronto Against Abortion gave of their time to be a voice for pre-born children. Passersby questioned why we’d chose to spend over an hour outside, talking to strangers, on one of the coldest days of the year. This is the testimony from one of our volunteers,  on how taking a stand for truth can change hearts and minds:
“I was not new to the cause, or uninformed. My daughter, Talia is the Team Leader for the Ryerson team of TAA. We had heard the stories, good and bad.
But still, I was not prepared. I was not prepared for the camaraderie of the group. All ages, various backgrounds, but genuinely joined for a cause that takes precedence. A cause that takes precedence over comfort–it was freezing! And a cause that takes you out of your comfort zone.  It’s not easy being the sign bearer that others cross the street to avoid. Or to directly be singled out with a verbal barrage.
I was certainly not prepared for the blessing it was. For the heart-lift when someone gave a thumbs up. For the inner warmth at the whisper from a passerby, I’m with you.
I wasn’t prepared for the conversation with the young woman who wanted a pamphlet because she was “pro-choice” too.  After talking about simple facts of the life cycle of an pre-born child, she realized, “oh, maybe its not okay to end that life.”
Seeing a picture of the remains of a pre-born child killed before birth allowed us to talk about the atrocity of a life cut short. We agreed, despite our differences of viewpoint and conviction that, if the picture was true, something was very wrong with a society that allowed and even encouraged this expression of choice. Before we parted ways, she asked me, “How do I volunteer? This is wrong.”
Choice chain? Not for the faint of heart…but, don’t miss it. Don’t wait until you take an apologetics class or study about how to state your case. Just, volunteer.  Be there. Be present. Hold a sign.
If you don’t know the answers, someone in the group does. You just have to start others thinking about their own questions. Is that really what it looks like? Is that what happens in an abortion…. Is that really okay?
Take a stand, get involved. Take that small step and make a difference…. Saving one life is more than enough reason.”
-Teresa
Email ryerson@torontoagainstabortion.org  to find out how you can be a voice for preborn children  at the Ryerson Campus.