It's been a busy 2015

Dear Friends of the deVeber Institute,

Thank you for your support this year. Thanks to the support of our donors, like you, we’ve been able to spread the research and information we work tirelessly to publish and disseminate. Thanks to you, we have been able to accomplish so much more in 2015. 

Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women:

  • We’ve sold all 1650 copies of the book and had a reprint of 500 copies this past summer. Travelling to conferences in Canada and the United States, Complications has been well-received from Washington D.C. to PEI to Nashville and back. 


This summer, we hosted the working symposium entitled "It's Not So Simple: Working symposium on euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada" at Barry’s Bay in the beautiful Madawaska Valley on July 19th-20th. Our speakers included Alex Schadenberg, with the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Dr Paul Zeni, an authority on palliative care, Dr. Deborah Zeni, a family physician in Georgetown, Ontario, and Prof. Ian Gentles, author, speaker and Director of Research at the DeVeber Institute. Prof. Gentles presented along with our summer interns, on our latest book while still in progress.

We are very excited to present this most recent book It’s Not That Simple: Euthanasia and Assisted-Suicide Today. The launch of this newest publication was held in conjunction with the deVeber Institute's annual public lecture, by Dr. Will Johnston, President of Canadian Physicians for Life on the subject of assisted suicide. Dr. Will Johnston said, for patients considering assisted suicide, "We must find a less dangerous comfort than a constant offer of suicide on demand to help them feel better and fear less." We thank everyone who attended and contributed to make this event a success. 

It's Not That Simple thoroughly provides readers with the essential information needed to understand euthanasia and assisted suicide. With Canada's recent Supreme Court decision on removing the prohibition on assisted suicide and Parliament's request for a six month postponement, this book has arrived just in time to influence this critical discussion.

It's Not That Simple emphasizes the importance of proper palliative care for those who need it most, which Dr. Margaret Somerville of the McGill Centre names as "a fundamental human right." 


To date, the first printing of It's Not That Simple has sold out and the second printing has just arrived. We are able to fill orders quickly in time for the New Year. Please let us know if you would like a copy today.

On December 16th, we hosted Dr. Barrie DeVeber for our final event of the year with a special presentation of his book, The Memoirs of Dr. L.L. deVeber at Tyndale University. Barrie is a captivating and charming raconteur. Video’s of Dr. Barrie DeVeber will be made available on our website soon. To order a copy of his Memoirs, please contact me.

We have many plans for 2016. I look forward to updating you on our research progress, news, and events this year. Thank you for your support in making these events and publications happen! I sincerely ask, if you haven't already, please consider making a donation to support our work in 2016 in time to get a tax receipt for 2015. Today is your last chance to make a donation to the deVeber Institute in time for this year, we appreciate it very much.

 

Happy New Year!

Yours sincerely,

Kathy Matusiak 
Executive Director