One Province – One Program. Serving children and families across British Columbia from two locations.
Canuck Place – Vancouver
Glen Brae Manor, is a 16,000 sq ft mansion built in 1910 by Scottish lumber and real estate baron, William Tait. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice refurbished the building which now has four floors. The second floor has nine patient beds and the third floor has four family suites. The building is leased through the City of Vancouver.
Canuck Place - Dave Lede House – Abbotsford
Canuck Place – Dave Lede – Abbotsford house is our second provincial facility. The design of this purpose-built facility reflects the warm, family environment that is characteristic of Canuck Place with updated amenities to grow as the hospice builds capacity. Currently, Dave Lede House operates four patient beds and four family suites.
The house is located on a 1.5 acre site adjacent to Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, and forms part of the Campus of Care with the Abbotsford Hospice Society’s Holmberg House (an adult hospice) and Matthew’s House (a respite home for children with complex health care needs) operated by Communitas Supportive Care Society.
Building Capacity at Dave Lede House
In May 2018, Canuck Place introduced four patient beds and four family suites for inpatient care at Dave Lede House, expanding medical respite services for families in the Fraser Valley and throughout British Columbia.
The phase-in operation of 24-hour care beds at DLH has required careful planning, training, program development and processes and systems integration.
The capital campaign and construction for Canuck Place – Dave Lede House in Abbotsford was supported by a $4M contribution by the Dave Lede Family Foundation, $3M in capital funding from the Province of BC and a further $6M was raised by Canuck Place through generous individual, corporate and community partners.