WHY IS IT URGENT TO JOIN THE DELTA HOSPICE SOCIETY NOW?
We came within a handful of votes from blocking the Delta Hospice Society (DHS) from holding an online AGM. With more help we can prevent a permanent change in bylaws, contest the election of directors, and prevent any further changes that direct the DHS mission away from supporting local community services.
Eventually, the DHS will have to have an in-person meeting, and area members will have their voices heard - but only if we step up now and prevent any bylaw changes at the AGM.
We can do this!
REASONS TO CARE
HISTORY OF THE TAKE BACK DELTA HOSPICE MOVEMENT
Delta Hospice Patients Must Move as Board Refuses to Work with Fraser Health
VANCOUVER -- Patients at a hospice in Delta, B.C. will have their final days and weeks disrupted by a move to other facilities because the Delta Hospice Society Board refuses to work with Fraser Health on a transition plan as the health authority takes over operations at the facility.Read More
About TheTake Back Delta Hospice Movement
We are a group of Delta Hospice Advocates who support the former Board Members who spearheaded the legal action against the current Board of Directors of Delta Hospice. They took the current board to court in order to restore accountability to the membership and the wider community who built Delta Hospice. Our goal now is to engage concerned citizens to become members of the Society in order to vote at the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) for a Board of Directors committed to ensuring that:
The Delta Hospice Story
The Hospice we know today are two buildings located in Ladner, B.C. beside Delta Hospital on Fraser Health Authority lands. The Delta Cares Capital Campaign was widely supported by the community, business and major donors and the Province of B.C., and the funds raised built the Irene Thomas Hospice and Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care, which were officially opened in January of 2010. Read more...
Supporting our Delta Hospice. Community rallies and marches to Delta City Hall. June 13, 2020, Delta, BC
We believe these actions by the current DHS Board are both inconsistent with the Society’s moral responsibility to serve the entire community without discrimination and incompatible with the founding principles of the Society upon which its brand, its assets and its goodwill have been built since 1991.
With the current Society and its Board functioning under the Bylaws and the Societies Act of BC, we believe our ends are best achieved through actions to require compliance with the provisions of the Bylaws and the Act. Successful intervention by the courts can effectively hold the door open for community members to get involved and to become members and elect a Board of Directors that will be accountable to them.