Families for Choice (FFC) was formed by five Calgary moms in October 2021. With the prospect of unprecedented COVID-19 vaccine mandates for children looming, we got together to stand united against any such mandates. Our numbers grew quickly, from coast to Canadian coast, and we reached approximately 20,000 by the new year.
Our strategy - to fight for individual choice and against the exclusion of children - involved letter writing, social media, mainstream media, Zoom events featuring various guest speakers, flyers, legal engagement, protests and marching. It was successful. In February 2022, Alberta dropped all COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates for children. The rest of the country soon followed.
With the repeal of most vaccine mandates, FFC’s focus has shifted somewhat.
We remain strongly opposed to all vaccine and mask mandates for children.
In addition we:
- advocate for the mental, emotional and physical health of children post-pandemic
- stand on guard against any future public health and/or social restrictions imposed on children - will become involved in municipal, provincial or federal politics as we see fit