Events - Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF)

Annual Seminars on Life and the Family

Every year, COLF holds a seminar focused on a pressing bioethical or familial issue at which experts are invited to provide their insights. This network of specialists includes bishops and lay people, parents, educators, psychologists, media experts, lawyers, physicians, ethicists and theologians. Their insights provide an important support to the work of COLF, often called to speak to the hot issues of the day, as well as formation for participants from across Canada.

  • 2015 – When Life Takes Us By Surprise
  • 2014 – The Christian Family: Witnessing to Hope in Today's World
  • 2013 – Culture of Life and Human Dignity: Source and Challenges
  • 2012 – Man and Woman, Spouses and Parents: Forming Christian Citizens
  • 2010 – Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Pitfalls and Alternatives
  • 2009 – The Family, Society and the State: Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2008 – Bioethics, Sexuality and Human Procreation, 40 years after Humanae Vitae
  • 2007 – The Family: Identity and Challenges
  • 2006 – Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Ethical Challenges
  • 2004 – Challenging End-of-Life Issues
  • 2003 – The Patenting of Higher Life Forms and Xenotransplantation 
  • 2002 – Genetic and Reproductive Technologies: The Status of the Human Embryo
  • 2001 – The Human Genome Project, Designer Babies/ Pre-Implantation Diagnosis, Stem Cell Therapy and Gene Therapy
  • 2000 – Proposed Legislation Concerning Reproductive and Biotechnologies
  • 1999 – The Future of Biotechnology

Symposiums on the Theology of the Body

  • 2008 – Towards a New Sexual Revolution
  • 2007 – Introduction to the Theology of the Body