California has benefited from the education and networking at CANFP sponsored Regional and Statewide events for over thirty years. In addition to these CANFP sponsored events, we keep you up to date on California events of interest to our NFP community through our Event Calendar. You are invited to attend these events, become part of an event planning team, and/or collaborate with us in bringing an event to your region. See our What’s Happening Blog to follow current CANFP projects and activities, and get a glimpse of our California history through our past CANFP Conferences. Were you there?

Events of Interest to California's NFP Community

National NFP Awareness Week
July 21, 2024
- July 27, 2024
| Closed To Public
National NFP Awareness Week. Resources available to assist in local awareness efforts, and for social media: https://www.usccb.org/topics/natural-family-planning/national-nfp-awareness-week Bulletin blurbs, intercessory prayers, bulletin inserts: https://canfp.org/services/parish-services/...
Summer CANFP NEWS Released
August 1, 2024
- August 1, 2024
| Open To Public
Summer Edition of the Quarterly CANFP NEWS in the mail to members and supporters...
Fall CANFP NEWS Released
November 1, 2024
- November 1, 2024
| Open To Public
Fall edition of the quarterly CANFP NEWS in the mail to members and supporters...
Non-CANFP
California FertilityCare Practitioner Education Program
November 17, 2024
- November 24, 2024
| Open To Public
The program is a 13-month course of study incorporating two classroom instruction phases and supervised teaching experience. The Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology have......
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What's New At CANFP?

What is happening in our NFP community around the state? Keep up to date on our education and advocacy outreach and activities. 

CANFP Events

Regional Events

CANFP collaborates with local partners to provide regional events. Contact CANFP to discuss providing in YOUR region! Past collaborations provide some ideas…

Statewide Conferences

CANFP statewide conferences are the “Big Event” in California! Featured speakers have included nationally and internationally known experts such as Janet Smith, PhD, the late Drs. John and Lyn Billings, Thomas Hilgers, MD, Christopher West, Fr. Robert Spitzer, Mercedes Wilson, Fiorella Nash, Dr. Ray Guarendi, Steven Mosher, George Weigel, John Haas, PhD, STL, and Theresa Notare, PhD—to name just a few—in addition to our “local” California experts, many of whom also nationally known, and too numerous to list. See past State Conferences (Were You There?) and visit our Video Library to view recorded sessions of 2018 Faithful to God’s Design celebration of the 5oth Anniversary of Humanae Vitae. To be notified of upcoming events, join our email list. See how to get involved in making the next event happen, visit the Get Involved page.

This was the best conference I have EVER been to! Homerun!! All your hard work showed. Outstanding job!!
THANK YOU!!!

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

Thank you for having this inspirational conference, I wish it could be done every year!

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

It will be hard to top this.

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

I hope there will be continual opportunities for more people to learn of Humana Vitae and related teachings. It may be one of the most misunderstood and under appreciated teachings of the Church which I believe can be life changing and empowering for so many. Bless you all for being at the forefront of spreading the message

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

I can hardly thank you enough for having this conference. I will remember it for the rest of my days! Thank you!

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

Each speaker had their unique perspective, yet clear message, about HV and its effects on God’s people. We were able to make real-world connections with what we learned, and were inspired to share this message with others.

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

Thorough and thoughtful analysis of marriage and family life and its implications for faithful Christian practice and life.

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

This was my first time hearing Christopher West’s message = Mind Blown!

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

Thank you all for the great work; It was a revival.

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

Good programming for Diocesan NFP work.

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

Thank you Sheila for all the hard work you and your team did to put this together. It was a wonderful line-up of great Catholic personalities who really believe and live the HV truth. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with like minded people. We need these kinds of opportunities to know there are many people out there who are working to change the culture one person, one program, one parish , one diocese at a time. I’m glad to be a part of it.

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

Wow!!!!!

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

Very informative for me since I’m new to this topic.

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

The information was mind-blowing– our Church has dropped the ball on HV! All the speakers were engaging and informative. No sleepy sessions.

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

Eye opener and validating!!!!!

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

I have experienced a new sense of hope for our church and culture.

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

It was AMAZING to see representatives of four different models of NFP on stage together encouraging each other. We’re finally all on the same team!!! Worth the price of admission!

Attendee
, Faithful to God's Design, 2018
Faithful to God's Design, 2018

A HUGE thank you for this amazing conference…it really was highly interesting and rich. it was the first time I participated so everything seemed perfect to me. Very very interesting speaker: dynamic, fun, deep, knowing their subject, etc. Gave me  a lot of good arguments (including real figures and %) to discuss with people about all the terrible things (IVF, sperm bank, etc…) and also a lot of hope for the future thanks to the NaPro Technology and all those people that are working hard to protect Life. Thanks to you and this day, my desire of becoming a NFP teacher is confirmed and I am about to apply for the Creighton model training coming up in California this year.   Anne

Anne
, Male and Female He Created Them, 2015
Male and Female He Created Them, 2015

Best CANFP conference ever!

Attendee
, Male and Female He Created Them, 2015
Male and Female He Created Them, 2015

Really appreciated translation of conference and Spanish breakouts!

Attendee
, Male and Female He Created Them, 2015
Male and Female He Created Them, 2015

We are still glowing from the good news spread at your joy-filled conference. What a boost! God bless you for your fruitful work and a particular thank you to the Archbishop for his bravery.   Beth and Gary

Beth and Gary
, Male and Female He Created Them, 2015
Male and Female He Created Them, 2015

As a high school Theology teacher at Marin Catholic College Preparatory, I was very impressed with the positive approach that Father Loya gave in combating the secularized world view that our students are surrounded in and fed in the media. Learning how to recognize the the invisible in the visible, and having a sacramental vision of our world will help my students gain a telos and appreciation of their own beauty and worth as children of God. Teaching this through the aesthetics of art is not only accessible, but pleasurable. It was a great conference! Had I known more about what was going to be presented I would have encouraged my whole department to go! Next time…   Peggy

Peggy

I was impressed how well this conference was organized. It was very professional and I feel it is crucial for our movement to be professional in order to succeed.

Attendee

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! This was simply AMAZING!!! Congratulations for all your great job. Giving me a lot of hope for the future.

Attendee
, Male and Female He Created Them, 2015
Male and Female He Created Them, 2015

Male and Female He Created Them was one of the most impressive conferences I have ever attended: informative, engaging, and an opportunity to network with experts across the field of NFP and bioethics. It is almost impossible to single out one presentation for praise, though Ed Hopfner’s session on the Theology of the Body was particularly enlightening for me, answering many of my questions about TOB and it relevance within the current debate on human sexuality. Thank you CANFP.   Fiorella 

Fiorella, Speaker and Attendee
, Male and Female He Created Them, 2015
Male and Female He Created Them, 2015

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Over three decades of bringing the good news of love and life, at CANFP State Conferences

Faithful to God’s Design

San Bernardino Region
July 27
-July 28
, 2018

Male and Female He Created Them

San Francisco Region
August 21
, 2015

Celebrating 40 Years of Humanae Vitae A Milestone in Church Teaching on Married Love and the Gift of Life

San Bernardino Region
April 11
-April 12
, 2008

Celebrate the Gift

Los Angeles Region
March 18
-March 19
, 2005

Share the Treasure

Fresno Region
March 22
, 2003

Capitolize on NFP

Sacramento Region
March 23
, 2002

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CANFP conducts varied outreach programs to the community at large, in addition to serving our members (NFP users, teachers, and advocates).

CANFP provides education programs tailored to the audience, not only on Natural Family Planning, but on the wide variety of topics related to it.

Programs can be continuing education for NFP Professionals, introductory information for a lay audience of youth or adults new to the topic, or specifically tailored to the interests of a professional audience, such as educators, physicians, or clergy. Content is faith based or secular, whichever is suitable for situation.

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