Who We Are

Advokate exists to promote the inherent worth and dignity of every human being.

We believe that all human beings have inherent, God-given value and are worthy of respect and protection regardless of age, place of residence, stage of development, state of health, or level of ability.

We are a registered charity working in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada, and our work is funded entirely by the support of our generous donors. Donations made to Advokate are eligible for a tax receipt.

Our Abbotsford Office

Advokate Life & Education Services
#2-32700 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, British Columbia
V2T 4V6

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Our Langley Office

Advokate’s Langley Office
109-20611 Fraser Hwy
Langley, British Columbia

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Our Team

Advokate Life & Education Services

We strive for a society in which every human life is protected, respected and valued from conception until natural death. Life. It's worth it.

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Jared White

Executive Director

Jared White is the Executive Director of Advokate and lives in Abbotsford with his wife and 4 children. He is passionate about social justice issues and believes a society should be measured by how well it looks after its most vulnerable members. Jared is an experienced presenter to all age groups and speaks on a variety of topics related to beginning and end of life issues.

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Arlene Penner

Manager of Administration

Arlene joined our staff as Assistant Director in April 2000 and in June, 2011 she took on her present role as Manager of Administration. Before coming on staff, Arlene volunteered and was a director on our board. Arlene is married with two sons and a daughter-in-law. Arlene feels privileged to be part of Advokate and to use her administrative skills in a ministry that she believes is vital and life-giving.

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Cynthia Baroud

Youth Outreach Coordinator

Cynthia is our newest member to the team. She has her BSc in Biology and 6 years experience in youth ministry as well as 3 years in young adult ministry. She hopes to use her love for public speaking to help youth and young adults explore the value of life and make informed decisions.

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Elly Veenbaas

Langley Site Manager

Elly has had a busy start here at Advokate, jumping right in before her wedding this fall. Her passion is to bring healing in the midst of chaos. Having experience as a doula and birth assistant makes her an incredible fit for the position as Site Manager of our Hope for Women office in Langley. She hopes to one day become a Midwife but in the meantime, she is so thankful to be a part of Advokate's work.