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 kept the warm, family environment that has been welcoming children and their families to Canuck Place in Vancouver.
The house is located on a 1.5 acre site adjacent to Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, and will form part of a 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 opened four inpatient beds and four family suites 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 phased opening plan began in 2014 with community services and when fully implemented will operate nine patient beds and five family suites, doubling the province’s pediatric palliative care beds.
The capital campaign and construction for Canuck Place – Dave Lede House – 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.