What are the social, cultural, and health care consequences of euthanasia/assisted suicide (MAiD)?
Cardus co-founder, Ray Pennings, will provide a sober assessment of the origins of this policy, its expansion, and most critically its consequences.
He will also be sharing the work of Cardus Health, giving a hopeful yet practical path forward — a vision of a social system that supports the desire for a natural death, equips social institutions to support patients and caregivers, and develops a continuum of care for those approaching the end of life.
Executive Vice President
Ray Pennings co-founded Cardus in 2000 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, working out of the Ottawa office. Ray is a respected voice in Canadian politics, contributing as a commentator, pundit, and critic in many of Canada’s leading news outlets and as an advisor and strategist on political campaign teams. He has led a number of large research projects at Cardus over the years, including Broad Support for MAiD in Canada Has Caveats and Concerns and Death is Natural: Reframing the End-of-Life Conversation in Canada. Ray’s work extends to volunteer efforts, as well.
He was founding president of EduDeo (formerly Worldwide Christian Schools) and has served as Chair on the board of Redeemer University College, and as a board member for the Civitas Society and the Rosebud School for the Arts. Ray is very active in his broader church community, serving in various leadership capacities and regularly preaching in various congregations. His weekly leadership newsletter, Cardus Insights, has a growing readership representing a significant cross-section of Canadian Christian leaders.