About Us

Posted August 29, 2018

Earlier this year, someone came to our office with a great idea to create better connections with seniors in our community by visiting seniors’ living facilities in the area. While we have made great connections by serving moms and babies, we also want to show love to elders in our community who are sometimes neglected. We decided to bring gifts of flowers to seniors this past Easter with cards from the Chilliwack Pro-Life Society letting them know we care and are thinking of them. On Canada Day, we gave away gift cards for a free breakfast and some goodies. For many, the gesture of care was the first time they had heard of us and the work we are doing at Chilliwack Pro-Life. We encountered warmth and generosity in return, as some residents even expressed interest in volunteering at our Pregnancy Care Centre! Valuing life means valuing all members of society, young and old. It’s something all of us can do, even if in small ways, by spending time with someone lonely, or offering practical help. What steps can you take to make our culture and our city a more caring place? #storiesofhope

 

Posted August 9, 2018

Ten years ago, my aunt was diagnosed with a rare colon cancer. She was only 62 and a vibrant business owner who was active and healthy otherwise. She had worked hard all her life being a single mom of three kids, who were now grown and having children of their own. “Grandma” was never a word she wanted to hear, but let me tell you, she loved her six grandchildren with all her heart. Chemo and radiation were not an option as the cancer was very aggressive and too far gone. Her choice was to live life to the fullest she could. About two months into her diagnosis she went downhill very quickly. She wanted to be surrounded by family and friends in her last days. We moved her into my parents’ home and all her kids, sisters, grandkids, nieces and great nieces were by her side. We all took turns caring for her. My job was to monitor all her medication.

The doctor would come daily to check on her and would brief me on the new pain routine. Near the end of my aunt’s life I became very aware of the responsibility I had to administer the meds. I told the doctor of my concern and she shrugged her shoulders and said it was fine to give her too much. At my puzzled look, the doctor said that the end could be now or later; it was up to me. She said to not worry about it. She was suggesting that I end my aunt’s life before natural death - euthanize her. This was out of the question for me and my family. My aunt lived for 6 more days after that. She was completely pain free the entire time and it was a healing time in our family. It was an opportunity to come together and restore broken relationships. We sang together, prayed together, cried together, and laughed together. It was beautiful! I think about her everyday but with joy, love and laughter. You get to see a person’s true self in their last days. Natural death can be a beautiful thing! I believe in LIFE, from the moment of conception to natural death! #chwkprolife #prolife #life #storiesofhope

 

Posted July 13, 2018

Growing up, my family was very pro-life and involved with the local Chilliwack Pro-Life Society. Little did I know that along my travels, the knowledge that I collected would come in great use, time after time. After being married and having 3 kids who were all in school and independent, a troubled family friend came for a visit with his girlfriend. She left again soon after they arrived, but I thought I noticed something familiar. After chatting with him and catching up, I asked him how many months pregnant his girlfriend was. He looked at me with surprise and told me she was 6 weeks pregnant and they had an appointment for an abortion in 2 days. I asked him to cancel the appointment and wait. After talking with his girlfriend, they made an appointment for a later date. This allowed time for me to educate them on what an abortion was and the ramifications it would have. With all the information and a lot of prayer, they chose to parent their baby, and I promised that my family would come alongside and support them, not knowing what that would mean at the time. I was relieved. I kept in touch with them over the next months, encouraging them and helping to prepare for the baby. When the day came to deliver, they were as prepared as they could possibly be, thanks to the Chilliwack Pro-Life Office assisting them with diapers, stroller, crib, formula and clothing.

A beautiful baby was born on a sunny day. Healthy and strong and perfect! The story did not end there. As an avid pro-lifer, my job was not done. The day after the baby was born, the mom and dad were overwhelmed, exhausted, young and not sure what to do, and they showed up at my door. That little one spent the first night and many more nights with us. I was not prepared but knew that I needed to help! Over the next three years that baby was with me often. I taught the mom how to feed, change diapers, bathe and love that little one. This was truly one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever done. God was so faithful. That baby changed lives and changed my perspective on what being pro-life really was: that we always have room to do more for moms/families that made the hard choice to keep baby, and that life is important from conception to natural death.

That beautiful baby is now 14 years old and flourishing! I just get to see glimpses into the family’s life. At the baby's 3-year mark, the parents and baby were doing awesome and moved out of town. People asked if I was broken-hearted when they left. While I did miss that little one, I knew it was time - time to sit back and reflect back to that day I stuck my foot in my month and asked, “How many months pregnant is your girlfriend?”

 

Posted June 30, 2018

When Anika (not her real name) made her first visit to the Pregnancy Care Centre, she was overwhelmed with shame, fear, and anger. She had been sexually assaulted and was afraid she might be pregnant. At that point, the only solution in her mind was to have an abortion. After taking a pregnancy test in our office, her fears were confirmed. She was floundering as she talked with the CPC counsellor. By the time she left, however, she had the strength, support, and hope she needed to make the choice to parent her baby. Anika told our counsellor, “I’ve done ‘hard’ before, and I can do it again.”

Contact Us

Our Location:

Downtown Chilliwack
4-45762 Patten Avenue
Chilliwack BC

Mailing Address:

PO Box 171
Chilliwack, BC  V2P 6H7

Phone: 604-795-3091

Office Hours

Tuesday       10 am - 4 pm

Wednesday  10 am - 4 pm

Thursday      10 am - 4 pm

Friday           10 am - 2 pm

We are closed all Statutory Holidays

 

 

Pregnancy Care Hours

Wednesday  12 pm - 4 pm

Thursday      12 pm - 4 pm

We are closed all Statutory Holidays