Our Partners

A powerful synergy occurs when willing hearts join forces to help children in need.

Thanks to the generous support of our community of individuals, organizations, government, and corporate and community partners, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is able to offer our services at no charge to the families who need them. Each year Canuck Place raises over 80% of its annual operating budget with this support.

Join Us

We invite you to join our dedicated team of corporate and community partners. By partnering with Canuck Place, you affirm a culture of caring in your business or organization.

Here are some of our opportunities for corporate and community partners:

Corporate Donations

Your investment ensures Canuck Place can continue to provide the highest level of care to the children and families we serve.

Cash and gift-in-kind donations from our corporate partners make this work possible.  Your company can make a gift to support areas of greatest need or fund a specific program or service that reflects your interests.

Want to make an immediate impact in a child’s life? Use our online Corporate Donation page

Or if you prefer to send a cheque, please address to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, at 1690 Matthews Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6J 2T2.  Please include your contact information so we can thank you properly!

For additional opportunities please contact Jennifer Polci, Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships: [email protected]

Sponsorship Opportunities

Cash and gift-in-kind sponsorship opportunities include a variety of fundraising events with enormous reach across BC.

Current Event Sponsorship Opportunities include:

For additional opportunities please contact Lana Verran, Development Officer – Sponsorship at [email protected]

Want to make an immediate impact in a child’s life? Use our online Corporate Donation page.

Corporate Days of Service

Looking for a fun way to strengthen communication and rapport among your team while giving back to the community?

The Canuck Place Corporate Day of Service Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for our corporate partners to engage their staff in hands-on projects at the hospice grounds, at fundraising events and some select opportunities with our children and families.

Telus volunteers at Canuck Place


Canuck Place will work together with your team to identify a volunteer project that will have the biggest impact on both of our organizations. Working side by side, your team will execute their project and make a difference for our children and families. Our goal is to ensure that everyone benefits.

Learn more about Corporate Day of Service opportunities.

Click here to download the Volunteer Request Form to participate in a Corporate Day of Service.

For more information on this program please contact Nicole Bonneau, Coordinator, Corporate and Community Partnerships: [email protected]

Employee Giving

People like to give, and no where is that more apparent than when a company and its employees unite for a common cause. The Canuck Place Employee Giving Program, provides company leaders with a compelling and inspirational story to share with their employees.

To assist planning efforts, comprehensive employer and employee packages are provided and Canuck Place staff are available to make on-site presentations.

Employee giving provides staff an avenue to take ownership of a philanthropic initiative. It provides the chance to relish in the feeling of making a difference while giving a company the opportunity to demonstrate corporate social responsibility. This has become increasingly important to the work force and provides a positive story to tell customers. Having a local angle to help the community where you live is of considerable value as is choosing a charity that serves a demographic population that the employee base can relate to.

Personal and corporate pride can only lead to more committed employees and business success.

Matching Gift Program

You may be able to double your donation just by asking your employer!

Many employers will match the donations made by current and past employees – some companies even contribute more! Fill in the form according to your company’s policies, return it to the appropriate division and forward your donation to Canuck Place.

Cause Marketing

A cause-marketing partnership with Canuck Place provides meaningful opportunities to align your company with BC’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider and demonstrates a culture of caring in your business or organization.

Cause-related marketing with Canuck Place builds a positive image for your organization while helping Canuck Place gain new sources of funding and increased awareness. It is as simple for you as conducting a sales promotion, or to arrange or sponsor a sale, performance or event!

How Does My Business Benefit?

A Cause Marketing Promotion with Canuck Place can:

  • Enhance your corporate image
  • Communicate your social responsibility to a wide base
  • Directly impact children in BC
  • Build customer loyalty and generate new sales
  • Take advantage of Canuck Place’s extensive network and allow us to promote your business for you!

The great thing about Cause Marketing is, with minimal effort, the return in both sales and branding can be big! Spread the word about your promotion (and we will too!) and watch your customer base expand, and become more engaged with your business.

How Does It Work?

Choose an event, product or service to promote and then donate full or partial proceeds from it for a limited time (or longer!). We will work with you to determine the percentage of proceeds to donate as well as the length of time the promotion should last.  We can also help you conceptualize the campaign, or leave it in your capable hands  – it’s all about what works best for you!

Some Typical Models of Cause Marketing:

The sky’s the limit when it comes to designing an effective Cause Marketing Promotion, and we are happy to get creative and work with you to create something that best fits your business.  As a starting point, here are some of the models we have found effective:

  • Food & Beverage establishments can donate a percentage of sales of a specific menu item for a limited time.  (This can be an item you already offer, or we can help you launch a new product!)
  • Restaurants can create a special feature menu with a flat amount going to Canuck Place each time the feature item is ordered.
  • Hotels can dedicate a Room or Room Type for a period of time to Canuck Place
  • Retailers can “dedicate” an item and donate a percentage of proceeds for every unit of that item sold
  • Event-organizers can donate a percentage of ticket sales of a certain event; or they can donate per “mention” of event on social media
  • High-volume retailers can place donation tins at their checkout and encourage customers to learn more about Canuck Place!

Want to Learn More about a Cause Marketing Partnership with Canuck Place?

Contact Caitlin at 604-730-3312 or [email protected]


Corporate Events

Include Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in your company’s annual employee and customer events.  From customer appreciation days to corporate golf tournaments, no event is too big or too small.

Check out our Community Fundraising Guide for tips and resources to help you be successful then tell us about your event by registering it here: Fundraise and Organize an Event

We’re here to help you every step of the way.


For more information on our corporate partner program please contact Jennifer Polci, Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships: [email protected]

Thank you to our partners


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AFL Global • APEGBC • Avigilon • British Columbia Shopping Centre Association • Canada Running Series • Cavendish Contracting Ltd. • Celtic Cross Charitable Foundation •  Corinth Corridor Investments Ltd. •  Canadian Materials Handling & Distribution Association •  Compugen Inc. •  Deloitte •  DLC Investments (2007) Ltd. •  The Fairmont Chateau Whistler •  Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP •  Giancarlo and Odette Tognetti Legacy Trust Foundation •  The Grayross Foundation, held at Vancouver Foundation •  The Great-West Life Assurance Company •  HAB Family Foundation •  The Howard Foundation •  Kootenay Holdings Ltd. •  KPMG Foundation* •  Moller Family Foundation •  Mondia Alliance •  Music Heals Charitable Foundation •  Pamela & David Richardson Family Fund •  Pan Pacific Whistler •  PFG Glass Industries Ltd. •  Pyrrha Design Inc. •  Rexall Foundation •  Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers •  Robert L. Conconi Foundation in Memory of Sarah Allegra Nybakken •  Scotiabank •  Stadus Enterprises Ltd. (McDonald’s) •  Stryder Motorfreight Ltd. •  The R K Grant Family Foundation •  Visual 360 Solutions Corporation •  Wesgroup Properties •  W J Weaver Foundation •  White Rock Honda •  (1) Anonymous Donor

*Denotes a multi-year gift

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