One of the groups supporting the demonstrations, Parents Rights Coalition of Canada, say they’re not being rallied by any particular organization or entity and characterized the day as potentially “the biggest grassroots movement across Canada” since the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa.
The protests are being promoted under the hashtag and banner #1MillionMarch4Canada with the Toronto event set for Queen’s Park on Wednesday morning.
The anticipated demonstrations arrive after a summer where protests against teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity were prominent at libraries and civic buildings across the country, and court battles over provincial school board policies requiring parents to be informed if children choose to change their preferred pronouns or name in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan.
One of the most prominent groups promoting the events on social media is called Hands Off Our Kids. Their website says their mission is to oppose “government’s forceful promotion of sexual orientation and gender ideology.”