Canadian hospice society provides ‘Guardian Angels’ to protect patients from euthanasia – LifeSite

(LifeSiteNews) – The Delta Hospice Society (DHS), one of Canada’s only fully pro-life hospices, is actively seeking patients in the healthcare system so that one of its “Guardian Angels” can be assigned to them to ensure they are not “pressured” into state-sponsored euthanasia.

“Our launch of Guardian Angels is now at the point where we need clients,” DHS president Angelina Ireland told LifeSiteNews. “We are looking for patients inside the healthcare system who would like an Angel, those within hospital, hospice, long-term care, palliative care wards, or people with a chronic or terminal illness.”

Ireland said that the patients or their loved ones can “reach out to us and request one of our Angels.”

“They are ‘friendly visitors on a mission.’ The mission is to ensure patients are getting proper healthcare, palliative care and to avoid them from being pressured into euthanasia or MAiD,” she said.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), as it has been coined by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, became legal in 2016. In February, after pushback from pro-life, medical, and mental health groups as well as most of Canada’s provinces, the federal government delayed its planned expansion of MAiD to those suffering solely from mental illness to 2027.

The number of Canadians killed by lethal injection since 2016 stands at close to 65,000, with an estimated 16,000 deaths in 2023 alone, and many fear that because the official statistics are manipulated the number may be even higher.

Indeed, a recent Statistics Canada update admitted to excluding euthanasia from its death totals despite it being the sixth-highest cause of mortality in the nation.

Last year, the DHS launched a national “Guardian Angels” initiative. This program aims to help ill and vulnerable Canadians stuck in the healthcare system have a personal advocate on their side to champion the “sanctity of life” over euthanasia.

This new initiative is a “national health care advocacy program that partners our compassionate, trained volunteer health advocates, with people navigating the increasingly challenging healthcare system.”

The “Guardian Angels” program helps to ensure that there is a person to “advocate for you or your loved ones with a caring, supportive, and respectful approach,” Ireland said.

The DHS also recently launched a Do Not Euthanize (DNE) National Registry that it says will help “defend” vulnerable citizens’ lives from “premature death by euthanasia.”

DHS says hard work and ‘trust in God’ are pivotal in helping to again offer programs

Ireland told LifeSiteNews that it has been a difficult three years since DHS was evicted from its two buildings after the Fraser Health Authority, one of five publicly funded healthcare regions in British Columbia, canceled the lease. However, since that time, “patience and trust in God” has meant that the DHS can “again offer programming consistent with our commitment to protecting and providing Palliative Care,” such as its Guardian Angels program.

“While we have been shut out of the medical system and not allowed to have a hospice facility, we have developed programs to help protect people from ‘MAID,’” thus giving them the best chance to access proper healthcare inside a predatory system, Ireland told LifeSiteNews.

“Our Do Not Euthanize Advance Directive has been highly successful, and we have given out upwards of over 8,000 DNEs across the country, with requests coming daily. Our new National Registry and customized DNE Wallet Cards are also extremely popular, and we are trying to keep up with demand.”

As it stands now, DHS is currently operating out of a small office after its Irene Thomas Hospice and the Supportive Care Centre were taken by the Fraser Health Authority. DHS was given no compensation for its assets, which Ireland says has an estimated value of $9 million.

The Irene Thomas Hospice site is now run by the government, complete with euthanasia.

Ireland observed that the demand for its DNE program “confirms for us what we already knew.”

“Our people want nothing to do with the government’s euthanasia program,” she said.

“We beg everyone to protect themselves inside of the healthcare system by ordering a DNE and a wallet-sized card. ‘Do Not Euthanize’ (DNE) Advance Directive & Wallet Cards – Delta Hospice Society.”

For those wanting more information on the DHS’s Guadian Angels program, visit

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